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.
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.
Winter brings relief from lawn mowing and opens time for other landscaping tasks. Now leaves must be raked, beds cleaned out and mulch refreshed. It’s also a good time of year to plant rye grass and examine trees for mistletoe.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Got shade? There are plenty of great plants that thrive in areas receiving little or no sunlight. Remember that light conditions change over the hours and by season, though. Observe how light shifts during the day and the year and install plants accordingly.