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Should you mend your soil? (Experiment)

Question We get asked the question a lot, do I need to put down any type of soil before I lay my sod? In this experiment over the last 5 months, we watched how sod took with different amendments. Supplies -1 pallet St. Augustine Seville -Mushroom Compost -Topsoil -Preplant -None (control group) Data OCT 10, […]

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Which lawn grass is right for you?

  Bahiagrass Bermudagrass Centipedegrass St. Augustinegrass Zoysiagrass Leaf texture Medium-coarse Fine- medium Medium Medium- course Medium Drought tolerance Excellent Excellent Good Good Excellent Salt tolerance Excellent Excellent Good Good Excellent Shade tolerance Fair Poor Fair Good- Excellent Good- Excellent Maintenance level Low Medium- high Low Medium Medium   Information provided from UF/IFAS Extension University of […]

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2020 Landscape Trends

It’s 2020, more than ever people are trying to be more environmentally conscious. This means less chemical usage, and using hardier materials that are drought, disease, and pest resistant without constant maintenance or coddling. Try using Florida Friendly plants, or native species that do well in our climate. There is a large interest in helping […]

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Taking care of cold damaged plants

Water After a freeze, check the soil around your plants. Plants may not be getting the water they need if the soil has dried out or if the water in the soil is frozen. Watering the area can help defrost the soil and provide your plants with an available source of moisture. Even injured plants […]

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Flowers or Foliage?

Consider using different foliage textures and colors instead of using plants that bloom. Adding variegated leaves, such as Variegated Ligustrum, Variegated Pittosporum, or Variegated Ginger, against a darker leaf adds a nice color contrast in the landscape. Try using different textures such as Muhly Grass, Foxtail Fern, or Mondo Grass to add interest and movement. […]

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What kind of mulch should you use?

Mulch is usually based upon your personal preference. What do you like the look of? Read below the pros and cons of common groundcover types. Rocks Pros Cost efficient. While they might be expensive upfront, because you don’t have to continuously replenish, they end up being cheaper in years to come. Low maintenance. You almost […]

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Tips from the Designers

“I like to use the tried and true ‘Thriller, filler, and spiller method’ for my potted arrangements. Some plants that work well together are Apostle Iris for a thriller, Creeping Jenny for a spiller, and Vinca or Begonias for a filler.” -Penelope “One of my favorite plant combinations to use in the landscape is the […]

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What to do in December

1. Harvest! Anyone have the joy of owning a citrus tree? Now is the time where the majority of fruits are ripening and perfect for consumption! Have an over-abundance? Get creative with different recipes like a lemon pound cake or a salty dog cocktail. Sharing as always appreciated by your loved ones or neighbors! 🙂 […]

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What to do in November

1. Reduce irrigation. Continue irrigating (as needed) to prevent drought stress. A good way to tell water is needed is when turf turns blue-gray in color and/or footprinting occurs. Irrigate following onset of frost (browning of foliage) if needed to prevent winter dehydration in cooler portions of Florida. 2. Make a small brush pile for […]

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Fall Plantings

October is a great time to plant some cool season vegetables such as broccoli, lettuces, carrots, beets, tomatoes, radishes, and brussel sprouts. Mend the soil with some mushroom compost (or some of your own if you have it!), and dig holes twice the size of the pot so the soil is loosened and roots have […]

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