Category: Lawn

The Caterpillars are Falling! (J. Moll – 3/22/17)

Each spring the cry rings out, “The caterpillars are falling out of the trees!”  These menaces are tussock moth caterpillars.  They drop down like rain from oak trees.  Besides the annoying presence of numerous hairy caterpillars, these insects… Read More

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ – Attract Wildlife

Imagine a backyard refuge where butterflies flit around, songbirds splash in a birdbath, and hummingbirds dart from flower to flower. It’s a beautiful, serene scene; one that can benefit Florida wildlife. And you can make it real, with… Read More

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ – Mulch

workers apply mulch to a garden

Do you have an area where nothing will grow, an area of barren ground? A place that is hard to irrigate, mow or maintain? Consider mulching it. One of the Nine Principles of Florida-Friendly Landscaping™, mulching offers an… Read More

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ – Fertilize Appropriately

Fertilizer can increase the beauty and health of lawn and landscape. When used correctly. Used incorrectly, however, it can wreak havoc on yards, ecosystems and more.

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ – Water Efficiently

landscape irrigation system check

I’ve often heard people say, “It’s Florida. You can’t water too much.” Don’t believe it. Overwatering is a frequent problem here, one that leads to unwanted weeds and pests, wasted resources, and higher-than-necessary water bills. “Water Efficiently” is… Read More

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ – Right Plant, Right Place

Array of Florida-Friendly plants used to landscape home

Many homeowners turn to their yards when it comes time to bump up the beauty and pump up the property value, only to watch in mounting frustration as plant after plant withers under blazing sunlight or sags in… Read More