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Repurposed Easter Basket

Materials Needed: Easter Basket Landscape Fabric Scissors Glue Gun Plants Soil Step 1: Cut out fabric to be placed inside basket. Step 2: Glue bottom and sides of fabric to the container. Step 3: Cut off any extra fabric. Step 4: Place your chosen plants inside, and fill with dirt. (We used Euphorbia ‘Breathless’, assorted […]

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Beneficial Insects

Ladybugs: Both adults and larvae feast on aphids, mealy bugs, mites, scale and other pest insects. -How to attract them: Plant dill, cilantro, fennel, geraniums, and coreopsis. Bees: Help pollinate fruit trees and other edible plants. -How to attract them: Do not use pesticides, plant native flowers such as Gaillardia and Coreopsis. The more diverse […]

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What to do in April

What to Plant -annuals, bulbs, shrubs, flowering trees, heat loving vegatables & herbs What to Do -monitor pests such as aphids, leaf miner, scale, etc -identify and preserve beneficial insects -divide clumps of bulbs, perennials, or grasses to clean out beds, redistribute, or share with friends -rule out cultural issues like lack of water on […]

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COVID-19 Precautions

We are currently taking advantage of the nature of our industry (pun intended) in that most of the business we do is outside. We are grateful that this situation has allowed us to keep all stores open during this outbreak of corona virus. The health and safety of our customers and employees is a top […]

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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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