Florida gardeners with clay soil or sandy dirt will struggle to grow healthy plants unless they amend their earth with organic matter. Clay and sandy soils are found in the central and northern areas of the state. The peaty ground in South Florida needs fewer amendments.
Add texture, color, and romance to your landscaping with the installation of climbing vines. Grow them on trellises, arbors, pergolas, and fences. You can find vines that flourish across the spectrum of conditions, including full sun, deep shade, and salty air.
Prepare now for fall landscaping tasks. Calendar the projects, purchase supplies, and get equipment ready. You will be final-fertilizing lawns, monitoring pest activity, and dialing in irrigation schedules. You may also choose to switch out annuals and add new shrubs and trees.
Pollinating insects are responsible for the production of vegetables, fruits, and nuts that we eat every day. Pollinator gardens provide food and shelter for these insects. Whether you choose a patio planter or a backyard bed, you can create a pollinator garden of your own.
Yes, there are right ways and wrong ways to mow a lawn. Check out the deets in this blog, where we talk about proper mowing heights, best times of day to mow, and whether you should mulch or bag those lawn clippings.
An earthwork such as a berm or mound can add pleasing contours to a flat Florida yard. Installing one takes a little planning, a little ground prep, and a lot of dirt. The first question to ask yourself is if your property has room for one.
Propel your garden from appealing to stunning with the simple addition of a border. Edging can be as modest as a single brick row or as intricate as alternating plants lined by zig-zagging rustic metal—the options are as endless as the benefits.
Trimming is a necessary part of caring for the trees on your property. It requires some time and work but will ensure your trees stay healthier longer. Whether your goal is maintenance or encouraging vigorous growth, there’s no substitute for proper pruning.
Gardeners must stay hydrated, dress wisely, and take breaks when working outside in the summer heat. It is also important to be aware of dangerous snakes, spiders, and ticks found in Florida yards. Be careful when moving through brush or reaching into dark spaces.