Selecting the right plant for the right place is important for many reasons, including maintaining healthy plants through a cold spell. Resident of Lake County, Florida live in plant hardiness zones 9A and 9B. Plants adapted to 9A can service ... READ MORE
A: This is one of the more popular inquiries we receive from landscapers and homeowners in our plant clinics. To answer this question, we typically recommend an organic mulch as it breaks down over time and enriches the soil. Examples ... READ MORE
Do you need to apply restricted use pesticides to you or your employer’s farm or business? Do you produce an agricultural commodity such as food crops, or nursery and greenhouse plant materials, etc.? If you or your employer owns or leases ... READ MORE
What are the differences between container, B&B, and bare root trees?
After you have selected the right tree for your planting location, next you must decide what kind of tree to get. The three main nursery root stalks available are container, ... READ MORE
Have you heard of the sapodilla tree (Manilkara zapota)?
This tree is native to Mexico and Central America, preferring zones 10B-11. While it can grow in the southeastern and southwestern US, check with your extension office before planting. ... READ MORE
I was recently ask a set of complicated questions about how long Live Oaks (Quercus virginiana) live.
Question: "Is it true that live oaks only live for about 60 years?"
Answer: No. Live oaks can live for well over 60 years, often ... READ MORE
Why Hire an ISA Certified Arborist?
I like to compare trees to people. If you were sick, or needed something serious, like an amputation, you would want someone educated in that area helping you, right? This is what an ISA Certified Arborist ... READ MORE
Star fruit, or carambola, is a unique tropical fruit we can grow here in central Florida. It may not survive very cold winters, but it will come back from the roots if it is killed back (if it is not a grafted tree). Star fruit are native to ... READ MORE
Peach trees grow rapidly in their first few years and it is important to get the trees well established for best production. Irrigation and fertilizer are important components to good tree growth. In Florida young peaches are put on irrigation ... READ MORE
Blackberry cultivars developed in Arkansas are popular but not well adapted to Florida conditions. Lack of winter chilling (temperatures between 32 and 45 F) causes poor and erratic budbreak in blackberry and limits consistent yields in Florida. ... READ MORE