We are in the part of the year when we do not receive much rainfall and for many homeowners, watering is a way of life. We are experiencing temperatures in the 80s which means without rainfall, the landscape requires supplemental irrigation. ... READ MORE
It is quite evident that spring is around the corner. Walking around my neighborhood I see people starting to clean their flower gardens and pulling weeds from their lawns. Weekly, I receive many questions on when to do and what to do. Today ... READ MORE
Tussock moth caterpillar (Orgyia spp.)
Why the oak trees?
Over the last couple of weeks, if you have oak trees, you have probably seen tussock moth caterpillars (Orgyia spp.). They crawl all over anything underneath the trees. Oak ... READ MORE
That unsightly black stuff
When a black film we call sooty mold visits your plants and covers the leaves you can be sure of at least one thing. You have an insect problem. Most of you have seen this thin soot like layer on your Citrus, Gardenia, ... READ MORE
Spring is the perfect time to add color to your landscape. A butterfly garden can accomplish this goal, and here’s what you need to do. First, find out what butterflies live in your area and concentrate on attracting them to your yard. Here ... READ MORE
The 9 Principles of Florida-Friendly Landscaping (FFL) can help protect our water, create beautiful neighborhoods, and support awesome wildlife!
The FFL Program is all about:
putting the "right plants" in the "right place"
giving ... READ MORE
How to obtain a composite soil sample for Florida's warm season turf grass.
STEP 1. Make a composite sample.
STEP 2. Click HERE to download and print Landscape and Vegetable Garden Test Form and complete.
Crop codes for lawns are on reverse. ... READ MORE
By Sara Weber
Plant a vegetable garden. There are quite a few edibles that can be planted in March here in Florida. Tomatoes, peppers, and sweet potatoes all will generally survive transplanting this time of year. You can use seeds right ... READ MORE
It is finally spring! Well, maybe it has been spring in Central Florida for a few weeks now, but it is finally official. If you find yourself needing to grab some fresh air, take some time to check out the spring flowers near you!
Flowering ... READ MORE