What to Do with Your Old Christmas Tree

Tree Care

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.

Holly: More Than a Christmas Decoration


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 These Great Gift Plants


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.

Awesome Apps for the Florida Gardener


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.

Landscaping Your Coastal Florida Property

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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.

2020 Landscaper Gadgets Gift Guide


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.

No Turf? No Problem


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.

Meet These 5 St. Augustine Grasses

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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.

The Fall Face of Florida Quarantine Gardens


Wondering what to do with your quarantine garden? Because Florida fall remains warm, gardeners in the Sunshine State can start their cool-weather crops later in the season. However, the part of the state you live in will determine what you can plant and when.