Create Your Own Water Garden
Water gardens are delightful additions to a backyard. They can be assembled easily as above-ground container features or as in-ground, lined pools. A variety of aquatic plants, from tall, showy cannas to flat, floating lilies, grow effortlessly and quickly in these gardens.
Florida Irrigation: How Much, How Often
Florida homeowners entering the fall season should set their sprinkler systems to deliver three-fourths inches of water two days per week. Set empty cans around the yard, run sprinklers, and then measure the collection to determine if turf is receiving adequate, consistent delivery.
Gray Leaf Spot: A Florida Summer Turf Disease
Gray leaf spot is a turf disease that affects St. Augustinegrass primarily during Forida’s rainy, humid summers. Caused by a fungus, it presents in oblong tan spots. Gray leaf spot disease can be managed by watering early in the morning, limiting use of nitrogen fertilizers, and regularly applying fungicides.
August Tree Planting & Tree Care
Want to plant a shade tree in August? With a bed of plants around it? Keep in mind that you’ll need to install sun-loving plants while the tree is young and shade-loving plants when it matures. It’s not hard and just requires a little planning.
4 Reasons to Trim a Tree
Many people think that managing a tree’s size is the main reason for getting out the loppers and trimming a tree. Not so. Targeted trimming and pruning is important for keeping a tree healthy and promoting its vitality. Targeted trimming also produces espaliered shapes and topiaries.
Sod Webworms: A Florida Summer Pest
Tropical sod webworms are turf caterpillars found in the southeastern United States. They are active during warm, humid summers, feeding on grass and ultimately creating brown, dead patches. Landscape companies prevent sod webworms through responsible lawn care practices and eradicate webworms with chemical treatments.
Does Your Lawn Have Chinch Bugs?
These Florida summers bring many benefits to our lawns, like afternoon rains and more hours of sunlight. But they also…
5 Tips for Safe Gardening in the Heat
Gardening in summertime’s high heat can put people at risk of heat sickness which, in extremes, can lead to unconsciousness, brain damage, and even death. Heat sickness can be prevented by recognizing its symptoms, working outside in the morning or evening, staying well hydrated, and taking breaks.
How to Control Crabgrass
Crabgrass is a homeowner’s worst enemy. This is because there is no sure-fire way to rid your landscape of this…
Brown Patch Fungus
Brown Patch Fungus runs rampant in Central Florida, usually in the fall when temperatures tend to start dipping below 80°F.…