Winter brings great weather for tackling landscaping chores and projects. And, finally, the grass isn’t screaming to be mowed. Take advantage of cool winter temperatures to clean out beds, refresh mulch, plant ryegrass, transplant trees, install a pond, or build a shed.
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.
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.
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 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.
Protect the trees on your property by keeping an eye on them. If you see trunk cavities or fungal conks, or if sections of a tree are dying, reach out to a professional for help. An arborist will help you know what to do.
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.