Flower gardens can bring your landscape to life, and gardening with kids is a fun way to get your children outside and experiencing nature. Growing flowers gives children experience in caring for something, taking ownership, and observing the natural cycle of life.
Transform your yard from a sea of green and brown into something spectacular by adding some color! From flowering plants to garden art to painted walls, here are some simple ways to brighten up your landscape and showcase your personality.
Installing mulch provides numerous benefits beyond just aesthetics. Mulch protects soil and roots from the elements, helps to conserve water, and can add nutrients back into the soil. Consider both organic and non-organic mulches for your landscaping and choose a Florida-friendly mulch for your spaces.
Learn which bugs are beneficial to your landscape and don’t try to get rid of them. Good bugs eat pests, control mosquitoes, pollinate flowers, and produce silk, wax, and honey. In this blog, we list eight beneficial bugs (plus spiders) you should know.
Even in Florida’s mild winters, there remains a growing season and a dormant season for our trees. Most of your pruning should take place during the dry and dormant season to reduce the risk of pests and disease and to maximize growth.
Whether you do landscaping projects on your property for pleasure or just because someone’s got to do them, you will always encounter potential safety hazards. Use caution and prepare correctly for each job to ensure you stay safe every time.
Preemergence herbicides help prevent weed growth in turfgrass by stopping weed seed germination. It is essential to know the difference between selective and nonselective herbicides and to understand how application timing contributes to the effectiveness of weed control efforts.
Got deer? Discourage them from munching on your plants and trees by making your yard seem unsafe. Hang wind chimes, install motion-activated sprinklers, and utilize garden items that make unexpected sounds. Plant trees and shrubs that deer don’t like. Put up fences or grow dense hedges.
Design your garden bed so that all plants are on display. Border beds could have short plants in front, one or two tiers of medium-height shrubs or grasses, and a backdrop of tall, vigorous viburnum, podocarpus, banana, or bamboo.