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To-Do’s for Your Fall Lawn and Garden

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September 22nd marked the start of fall, and it’s time for homeowners to add tasks to their lawn and garden to-do list. Install cool-weather bulbs, annuals, and perennials; manage irrigation; apply fertilizer and herbicide for healthy fall turfgrass.

It’s Time for Strawberries!

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Strawberries are a cool season crop in Florida, and the time to plant is now! Make sure the growing conditions are right and take care to fertilize, water, and protect your crops from animals. Follow our harvest guidelines and choose one of these Florida-friendly cultivars.

Build an Insect House for Your Garden

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Attract beneficial insects to your garden by building an insect house. Fostering a healthy insect population promotes biodiversity, helps to prevent plant diseases, supports plant productivity, and recycles nutrients from plant matter back into the soil. Read our guide and build your own!

Vegetable Gardening in August

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It may be hot, but you can still grow vegetables in August! Planting guidelines vary across the state, but herbs and even watermelons can be grown in all regions. Prepare your soil, plant based on the recommendations for your region, and enjoy another summer harvest.

Creating and Installing a Water Garden

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Now may be the perfect time for a final quarantine home project, like installing a water garden. In-ground and above-ground options and a short list of necessary materials make this a project that is sure to be a success, even for beginners.

Making the Most of Your Patio

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Whether you live on a sprawling country estate or in a tiny urban apartment, you probably have a patio, but gardening in that space may have not crossed your mind because of its limitations. Here are four ideas for how to do just that.

Amaryllis: That Bold Winter Bloomer

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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.

Square-Foot Gardening: A Solution for Small Spaces

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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

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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.