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Set Up a Container Garden

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Container gardens can be found everywhere, from the estate courtyard to the apartment balcony. The vessels themselves run the gamut—classic clay urn, vintage bathtub, hollowed-out log. In this blog, we present lists of ideas as well as mistakes to avoid in container garden creation.

Edging–The Finishing Touch

Landscape MaintenanceLawn Care

Run an edger around beds and trees and along the sides of driveways and sidewalks to cut away encroaching grass and produce clean, finished, lines. Stick edgers and walk-behind edgers are powered by gas, battery, or electricity and cost from $100 to $800.

Advanced String Trimming

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Advanced string trimming techniques are necessary when tackling heavy-duty projects such as overgrown yards and angled banks and ditches. Implementing strategies such as cutting from the top down or adopting a wide stance with a full cutting arc result in successfully completed tough trim jobs.

Intro to String Trimming

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String-trimming neatens up the ragged edges of lawn that a mower can’t access. It also levels weeds in beds and around trees. In this blog, we cover string-trimming basics: setting up the tool, operation fundamentals, and the standard pattern to follow.

How to Mow a Lawn

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Do you know the proper cutting height for your type of lawn turf? What to do with grass clippings? How often to sharpen mower blades? We answer those questions and others in this short blog on the best ways to care for your lawn.

Magnificent Magnolias!

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The magnolia tree, that southern icon with the wonderfully fragrant blooms, makes a great addition to any Florida landscape. It requires little maintenance and tolerates humidity and drought. While the Southern Magnolia is the most popular planting choice, there are 209 additional equally beautiful magnolia species from which to choose.

Why Eu Should Care About Eutrophication

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Surface water runoff that carries minerals, nutrients, and debris into ponds and lakes causes excessive plant and algae growth. Florida homeowners can slow the eutrophication process by using less fertilizer, stopping septic wastewater seepage, and installing plants at the edges of water bodies.

Five Tree Problems to Watch For

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A healthy tree may not always stay healthy. Examine the trees on your property for signs of developing weakness or illness: dead branches, codominant stems, cavities, decay, and root problems. Take corrective measures to keep trees from falling and causing injury and damage.

All About Bed Edges and Borders

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Adding borders around your garden beds can make the difference between ho-hum landscaping and grounds that pop. Borders can be simple or sophisticated and may be created with the use of hard materials such as brick and stone or simply with a row of well-chosen plants.