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Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping

Water Wednesdays – Florida-Friendly Landscaping

Happy New Year everyone! Are you thinking about taking on a New Year’s resolution or two? How about adopting one or two Florida-Friendly Landscaping practices? Water Wednesdays in January will focus Florida-Friendly Landscaping. What Is Florida-Friendly Landscaping? I… Read More

Water Wednesdays – Florida-Friendly Landscaping

Happy New Year everyone! Are you thinking about taking on a New Year’s resolution or two? How about adopting one or two Florida-Friendly Landscaping practices? Water Wednesdays in January will focus Florida-Friendly Landscaping. What Is Florida-Friendly Landscaping? I… Read More

New year’s gardening resolutions for 2020

By Ralph E. Mitchell Time for some personal horticultural growth and goal setting in the gardening department!  The New Year is a great time to make some horticultural resolutions that will benefit any landscape.  Let’s look at some… Read More

How do I attract the “good bugs?”

The nine principles of Florida-Friendly Landscaping* are designed to help: Save water Support wildlife Reduce guesswork Improve water quality Make YOUR ideal landscape a reality!   *(Need a refresher on the 9 FFL Principles? Check out this previous… Read More

How do I attract the “good bugs?”

The nine principles of Florida-Friendly Landscaping* are designed to help: Save water Support wildlife Reduce guesswork Improve water quality Make YOUR ideal landscape a reality!   *(Need a refresher on the 9 FFL Principles? Check out this previous… Read More

What is the Florida Invasive Plant Education Initiative?

Invasive species are bad news Invasive plants are among the top threats to our natural world. They impact biodiversity almost as much as habitat loss. Each year Florida spends more than $50 million dollars to fight against the… Read More

Flying gems add to your Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ yard

BY Ralph E. Mitchell Beyond the plants found in our tropical/subtropical landscapes, another enjoyable aspect of this environment is the wildlife it attracts.  Birds often highlight this facet of wildlife including the small living jewels we call hummingbirds. … Read More

Insecticidal soap in the garden – use the right material

Insecticidal soap is perhaps the most-used pesticide in my landscape.  Its use as a topical spot treatment for many soft-bodied pest insects and spider mites is unequalled.  Insecticidal soap is still an insecticide and must be applied as… Read More

National Honey Bee Day: 10 Things You Didn’t Know about Honey Bees

These days, it seems like everyone is interested in bees — in part, due to honey bees’ vital role in growing our food, as well as reports of their declining numbers. Even as the public’s fascination with honey… Read More