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fertilizer and herbicide pellets in green spreader

Weed & Feed: Is It Helpful or Hurtful?

March 8, 2024

As I wait in line at the garden center to pay for my new spring plant purchase, I see big stacks of “weed & feed” and other lawn fertilizers conveniently located to grab and go on the way out the door.  The images of lush green grass ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn
Tags: Best Management Practices, Conservation, Duval, Fertilizer, Fertilizing The Lawn, Florida Friendly Landscaping, Herbicide, Landscape, Lawn Care, Management, Weed Management, Weed N Feed, Weeds, When To Fertilizer
Garden gloves and spade rest in a bucket of compost in the garden

5 in under 5: Quick Fixes for a Florida-Friendly New Year

February 15, 2024

With the turn of the calendar into a new year comes the pressure to create and stick to a resolution.  The topics of conservation and environmental impact are top of mind for many this time of year.  Here are 5 easy environmentally friendly ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn
Tags: Florida Friendly, Florida Friendly Landscaping, Invasive Plants, Irrigation, Lawn Maintenance, Lawn Watering, Sustainable Landscape
How to build a rain garden in Duval County Jacksonville gardens

New year’s resolutions for the landscape in 2023

December 7, 2022

  As we prepare our yards for a fresh start in 2023, perhaps one of our New Year’s resolutions can be to be to make some changes in how we maintain our landscape.  By doing so perhaps we can save some money and have a healthier landscape ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease
Tags: Fertilizer, Florida Friendly, Landscape, Lawns, Planting, Tree Planting, Turf, Water Conservation, Weeds

Summer Lawn Maintenance…considering a xeriscape now?

June 6, 2022

It is mid-June.  The weather in Jacksonville | northeast Florida continues to be hot and dry. However, the National Weather Service predicts above average precipitation for June through August.  So, what should we homeowners in northeast Florida ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Lawn
Tags: Fertilizer, Grass, Lawn In Summer, Lawn Maintenance In Summer, Maintain Our Lawns, Summer Lawn Maintenance Tips, Summertime Lawn Diseases

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