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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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Perfect Time to Plant

Fall season planting has numerous benefits. Trasnpiration (the process of moisture flowing through plants, into the leaves, where it there changes into vapor and released into the atmosphere) is low which means less water is required than if the tree were planted in the spring or summer, and root generation is high. Temperatures are typically […]

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Crape Murder

Crape Myrtles are beautiful blooming trees that give us vibrant color in the summer time, but many people prune them incorrectly. I’m sure during the winter time you have seen trunks cut off, leaving bare sticks in the landscape. The thought behind this process is that blooms appear on new growth, so with more new […]

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Plants for the Summer

Living in Florida, we experience brutal summer temperatures. Luckily for us we are able to stay cool with air conditioning… but our plants however are not this lucky. Most of us don’t want to run our irrigation systems daily, but we also don’t want to have a yard of dirt. The best way to keep […]

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Recognize Poor Planting Techniques and the Consequences of Improper Mulching

Planting trees is all about the details. For example, did you know the tree will settle and actually sink a few inches? This is why it is important to plant above ground level and never cover the top of the root ball. Did you know that mulching right against the trunk of the tree can […]

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FOOD FOREST CLASS HELD IN FEBRUARY

We are having TWO classes on Growing and Maintaining your Food Forest. One will be held in Fernandina Beach and one will be held at our Jacksonville location. Click the link to learn topics of discussion and more! Food Forest Flyer

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TIPS FOR REMOVING AND LAYING SOD

1. Remove Old Sod The most common way is to spray with round up, although not environmentally friendly, it is the easiest way to go if your lacking the muscles and energy needed. Wait at least two weeks prior to laying sod after spraying. You may need to spray again or use a hard rake […]

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6 Tips for Indoor Plant Care

GET A WATER TRAY WITH WHEELS. If you plan on having a large potted plant, you absolutely need a water tray with wheels. Ideally, you want it in a spot with bright light throughout the year but that is not always an option. You’ll want to move it over a foot or two as the […]

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Young Citrus Tree Care

If you just purchased a young citrus tree, then this article is for you! We found this incredibly helpful article published by the University of Florida Extension Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences on taking care of your young citrus tree. It answers questions like when  to fertilize, when to prune, and routine care.  Click […]

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Why you Should NOT Fertilize in Winter

We understand Florida winters can be pretty mild at times and will vary year to year. On the warm days you feel like wearing flip flops and short sleeve shirts, you may be tempted to fertilize to give your plants an extra boost during this time of lull. It feels like a lull because your […]

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