August in Florida can be unbearably hot. Shade in your landscape can make you more comfortable outside and in. When thoughtfully placed in the landscape, you can use trees and even large shrubs to shade windows, patios, pools,… Read More
When we plant the same trees over and over again, we create urban forests that are vulnerable to being wiped out by invading pests and diseases, a University of Florida researcher says. Deb Hilbert wants to avoid tree… Read More
You probably have observed over the last weeks that even the most drought resistant of plants are beginning to wilt and not looking at their best. In West Central Florida and other regions in the State the dry… Read More
Trees give us shade to cool off and oxygen to breathe – and they provide Florida cities with $4 billion in benefits a year, collectively, UF/IFAS researchers say. These include savings in air pollution removal, stormwater runoff and… Read More
Written by Leslie Munroe and Yvonne Florian If you wish to brighten up a shady spot in your landscape, why not try planting some bulbs? But not tulips, daffodils, or crocuses. Those are the bulbs for northern climates… Read More
Shade trees have inherent assets that not only benefit our local environment, but our wallets too! The value of shade trees in your garden is limitless.
Excessive or inefficient watering of a landscape can be just as harmful as giving too little water. The best Florida-Friendly Landscapes only put water where it’s needed, when it’s needed. Check out these simple tricks to help save… Read More