Millions of Christmas trees go to the landfill every year, but this is not the only option. Explore environmentally friendly ways to dispose of your evergreen: recycle it through a city program, make your own mulch, enjoy a safe campfire, or create a wildlife refuge.
Known for its bright red berries and distinctive leaf shape, holly is a low-maintenance, versatile plant that makes a wonderful landscaping addition. Holly has many varieties, several of them native to Florida, and can be cultivated as a small shrub, specimen tree, or privacy hedge.
Give a gift this holiday season that doubles in practicality and beauty and will last well beyond December. From poinsettias to rosemary, these plants make for thoughtful and enduring gifts and are sure to be loved by your friends and family.
Landscape planning and care is made simpler and more efficient with the help of useful smartphone apps. Browse landscape and patio design ideas, access plant reference guides, and connect with landscaping pros. Make your life easier and check out our favorite apps.
A plethora of smartphone apps have been designed to support your gardening. Explore apps that will help you plan your garden layout, identify unknown plants, and calendar your plant care tasks. Explore growing guides and even share photos and advice with other gardeners.
Coastal landscapes are unique and require special care. Sandy soil has a high pH; properties face constant wind; and salt is in the air, water, and soil. Choose plants that are native and salt-tolerant; support plant growth with wind protection and soil amendments.
With Christmas right around the corner, it’s time to think about the perfect gift for that special someone. From a smart sprinkler system to solar lights, we’ve picked our favorite gadgets for the gardener, landscaper, or patio enthusiast in your life.
While turfgrasses blanket many of Florida's properties, they require resources, money, and time to maintain. However, turfgrass alternatives such as mulch, groundcover, and hardscapes exist. Reduce your yard size and substitute it for options that not only conserve resources but diversify and beautify your landscaping.
St. Augustine grass is a common Florida turfgrass with several cultivars available to homeowners. Five popular varieties are Floratam, Seville, Bitter-Blue, Sapphire, and Palmetto. Some are superstars in the state’s tropical and subtropical conditions and others should be avoided.