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Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping

Soil testing is fundamental

I have heard that one of our soil’s best attributes is for keeping plants upright – our Florida terra firma takes a great deal of ridicule!  “Moon sand” or “beach sand” are common terms used to describe our… Read More

Can you grow a coconut palm in Charlotte County?

By Ralph E. Mitchell Can you grow a coconut palm in Charlotte County?  The short answer is both “yes” and “no”.  While this magnificent symbol of the tropics makes a wonderful landscape feature in some places, it is… Read More

New Year’s Resolution – Always put the “right plant” in the “right place!”

One of the core principles of Florida Friendly Landscaping is the notion of putting the “right plant” in the “right place.” So what does that really mean? Well, have you ever brought home a small plant from the… Read More

Taking the guesswork out of watering the lawn (Part 3)

(UPDATE NOTE: Do you live in Pasco, Pinellas, or Hillsborough counties? You could be eligible for a smart irrigation upgrade through the Tampa Bay Water-Wise rebate incentive program! Check your eligibility at: https://tampabaywaterwise.org/en/rebates. Read on to find out… Read More

Taking the guesswork out of watering the lawn (Part 2)

(UPDATE NOTE: Do you live in Pasco, Pinellas, or Hillsborough counties? You could be eligible for a smart irrigation upgrade through the Tampa Bay Water-Wise rebate incentive program! Check your eligibility at: https://tampabaywaterwise.org/en/rebates. Read on to find out… Read More