Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping

The Popular Podocarpus

podocarpus hedge

A very common, frequently planted landscape hedge in North-Central Florida is the podocarpus, also called Japanese Yew.  It’s favored for its long, slender, evergreen leaves, ease of maintenance, and tolerance for hedging in tight places.  But did you… Read More

Tis the Season for Fungal Lawn Diseases

Fungal lawn diseases

It never fails, around April or May each year the UF/IFAS Extension Service gets inundated with calls from distressed homeowners and landscapers about dying lawns. This year has proven no different. Multiple grass samples have been analyzed by… Read More

Master Gardener Spring Plant Sale / May 11, 2019

Echinacea

Join us for our annual Spring Plant Sale on Saturday, May 11th from 8 a.m. until Noon.  These are all plants started and nurtured by our Master Gardeners in their greenhouse and propagation grounds.  We will have native… Read More

Invasives in Bloom

The invasive Chinaberry tree is highly toxic

Spring is in the air. The bees are buzzing, the pollen is falling, and the flowers are blooming. It’s a beautiful time of year, but there are some blooming plants among us that despite their attractiveness don’t belong. Invasive… Read More

Biological Control For Pests

As spring approaches, we should all be aware that our pest problems will reappear.  There are many types of pests to consider:  insects, weeds, nematodes, and even some vertebrate species (such as the Cuban tree frog).  When combined… Read More