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.
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.
Four popular Florida garden styles—traditional, modern, cottage, and casual coastal—all possess distinct characteristics. Which style do you like the best? Which type are you? We talk about the four gardens and what sets each one apart from the others.
Creating a charming space in an ordinary garden can be as easy as placing an arbor in the entranceway. With a few basic styles and an endless number of variations to choose from, the perfect arbor is out there just waiting to be found.
Mosquitoes are a nuisance and pose a significant health threat. Chemical repellents are an option for an afternoon away from the house, but homeowners can also effectively combat mosquitoes on their property by choosing plants that act as natural repellents.
Grass grows quickly in the summer, so most Florida homeowners don’t have the luxury of taking several weeks to repair an inoperable lawn mower. Fortunately, routine maintenance both reduces the number of mechanical issues that arise and ensures that your mower stays in tip-top condition for the whole mowing season.
Chinch bugs and tropical sod webworms are warm-weather threats to the health of your grass, but each can be treated with early detection and chemical application to keep their damage to a minimum. Know what to look for to keep your lawn thriving this summer.
The three most common summer fungal turf diseases in Florida are Take All Root Rot, Gray Leaf Spot, and Fairy Ring Fungus. The most destructive is the first, although all three diseases can kill grass. They can be managed with cultural and chemical controls.
Viburnum is the beloved shrub of Florida landscapers and homeowners. Cold hardy, drought resistant, and sturdy enough to survive hurricane winds, the viburnum thrives throughout the sunshine state. Grow this plant as a foundation hedge, accent shrub, small tree, or giant privacy screen.