Home Irrigation is the #1 Water Waster in Florida
Many homeowners are not aware of how much water they may be using on irrigation. System inefficiencies can cause plant stress and money to go down the drain. A free irrigation evaluation by ... READ MORE
I cannot be the only one noticing the mangoes dripping off the trees across south Orlando. The bountiful blushy pink fruits remind us that Florida’s summers are not quite the food deserts that we dramatize. In fact, Florida supports a forest ... READ MORE
One of the unexpected results of the pandemic during the last year has been the increase of families in the yard and garden. As a matter of fact, according to a new survey released by Scott's Miracle Grow, over half of the US population (55%) ... READ MORE
Reduce Your Outdoor Water Use
April is Water Conservation Month. Now is a perfect time to examine our water-spending behaviors and see where we can save big on our water bill.
Most of our water use is outdoors, spent on the automatic ... READ MORE
What is rewilding? In rewilding a yard, a gardener returns a part of their yard to nature. This includes encouraging beneficial insects, reducing herbicide and pesticide use, pruning less, and planting more native plants. This practice is becoming ... READ MORE
This past December, our office hosted a webinar on micro-irrigation. We covered the main types of micro-irrigation, what makes it "micro" compared to a standard, in-ground irrigation system, and some basic installation tips for homeowners. Watch ... 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
If you live in Florida, you know that the weather is hot and dry most of the time. How can you keep your yard beautiful all of the time and be economically friendly, even through the dry seasons? Florida-Friendly landscaping is the ... READ MORE
Florida is an amazing state, in many ways. Chief among these is the variety of water resources available to us. We can boast of nearly 3,000 miles of shoreline, more than 650 miles of coastal beaches, some 7,800 freshwater lakes, 700-assorted ... READ MORE