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Now is the Time to Plant a Tree

Landscape MaintenanceTree Care

We are past the chance of freezing temperatures in most of Florida, and it is the perfect time to add new trees to your landscaping. Thoughtful selection, correct planting, and proper care are vital to ensure the healthiest life possible for your trees.

Try A Turfgrass Alternative

Landscape MaintenanceTurfgrass

Keeping turfgrass in great shape requires lots of water, fertilizer, and work. Installing something more forgiving and less high maintenance, like mulch or a groundcover, can reduce the amount of time and money you put into your lawn care.

A Penchant for Plumeria

Plants & Shrubs

Known as the flower of Hawaiian leis, the fragrant plumeria grows on small- to medium-sized trees that thrive in the warmth of South Florida. Gardeners in Central and North Florida can also enjoy plumeria if they take care to protect the trees from the cold.

Amaryllis: That Bold Winter Bloomer

GardenPlants & Shrubs

Amaryllis plants are once-a-year bloomers that produce spectacular trumpet-shaped flowers in reds, pinks, whites, and corals. Florida gardeners, plant your amaryllis in sunny beds outside or put them in pots in bright places inside. In healthy conditions, amaryllis will grow for decades.

Where to Store Your Landscaping Stuff

Landscape Maintenance

With many lawn care tasks on hiatus during the winter, homeowners have time to address other outdoor projects such as beefing up storage solutions. In this article, we present storage options from small (a deck box) to large (a prefabricated shed or a shipping container).

Square-Foot Gardening: A Solution for Small Spaces

Garden

Square-foot gardening became popular in the 1980’s and still provides a great gardening solution for people with limited or no backyard space. Build a small raised bed and divide it into square-foot sections. Fill with soil and plant! Keep reading for more deets.

Gifts for Gardeners

Garden

It’s that gift-giving time of year! Got a green thumb to buy for? Check out our suggestions. We have several small tools to recommend as well as ideas for protective clothing and accessories. If those don’t work, consider giving digital or print subscriptions to landscaping magazines.

Want the Tropics? Plant Hibiscus!

Plants & Shrubs

Hibiscus is the quintessential tropical plant that makes most people think of Hawaii and vacation. Plant some in your yard and enjoy vivid blooms and greenery for many months of the year. In this blog, we talk about three main types of hibiscus, including cold-hardy varieties.

Landscape Lighting to Keep You Safe

Safety

Landscape lighting around homes and properties helps to discourage intruders—it’s harder to sneak unseen across an illuminated yard. It also prevents visitor accidents—people tripping on roots, steps, and pathway edges. Install lamp posts, floodlights, and solar-powered pathway lights.