Landscape Maintenance

Edging–The Finishing Touch

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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

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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.

Five Tree Problems to Watch For

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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.

Shade Landscaping for Your Florida Home

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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.

Clean Up Your Landscape for Spring

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March 20 is the first day of spring. Is your landscaping ready? Important outdoor spring-preparation tasks include purchasing a pre-emergent herbicide treatment for your lawn, selectively pruning, cleaning out planting beds, checking irrigation system components, and servicing lawn care equipment.

Water-wise Landscaping in the Sunshine State

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Floridians who practice water-wise landscaping will need less irrigation during the low-rain months of the year. Water-wise landscaping involves installing plants that thrive in natural conditions, reducing the need for watering and for fertilizer and pesticides that can pollute nearby ponds and lakes.

Six Tips for Removing Fallen Leaves

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Across Florida, leaf-falling season is well underway. Property owners now face the job of rounding up carpets of dead leaves and getting rid of them. Here are six tips for leaf removal, including mulching, vacuuming, raking, and hiring someone else to do the job.