Homeowners who trim their own shrubs and hedges need a few basic tools: clippers or shears, loppers, a manual saw, powered hedge trimmers, and a powered pole saw. Buy the cheaper manual tools first, then add the more costly powered tools when the budget allows.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Florida homeowners August landscaping to-do list varies by plant category and may include fertilizing, trimming, and pest control. Use our blog to guide you in providing mid-summer care of the plants in your garden beds and on your property.