Category: Lawn

What Is Composting?

Composting involves taking advantage of the natural decomposition of organic matter by microorganisms. Compost is the partially broken down material that results from this process (fully-broken down material is called humus).1 Compost is a green and sustainable way… Read More

In Your Own Backyard: Growing Avocado Trees

You may have seen or bought avocados in the grocery store, but did you know that people have been growing avocado trees in their backyards in Florida since the nineteenth century? Florida’s tropical and subtropic climates makes it well suited… Read More

How Cold Weather Affects Landscape Plants

If you live in north or central Florida, you may be aware that tropical, subtropical and recently planted, unestablished plants are more susceptible to cold injury from typical freezing temperatures (such temperatures are rare in south Florida). Tropical and summer… Read More