Mulch can add the finishing touch to your landscape. With so many options out there, how can you pick what works best for you? Are some mulch options better than others?
There are two broad categories of mulch: organic and inorganic. Organic ... 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
The structural importance of shrubs in the Florida garden
Typically defined as a multi-stemmed woody plant, shrubs are perennials with branches forming low to the ground. Most shrubs display hues of green through their leaves, which is one ... READ MORE
Proper tree pruning is vital for tree health and vitality.
When pruning it is important to use the 3-cut method. The first cut is the undercut. This prevents the bark from ripping down the trunk when cutting the second cut. The second cut ... READ MORE
Planting a tree in a landscape takes planning, and a few more steps than simply putting the tree in a whole. Common issues with tree planting:
Not calling to check for utilities before you dig.
This can be very dangerous. In Lake County ... READ MORE
You finally selected the planting location and tree species for our landscaping project! Congratulations! Now what? Contact local nurseries to see who carries what you are looking for. Familiarize yourself with Florida Grades and Standards for ... READ MORE
Are you frustrated that with all the energy and money devoted to your yard, you still have patchy turfgrass or weed spots? Or you are spending too much money to keep your grass green? Did you know... it all starts with irrigation!
In this ... READ MORE
Landscape edging is often an afterthought when it comes to home lawns and landscapes, but it’s one of those details that can really make a front yard stand out. Use edging to define garden rooms, outline a space and keep groundcovers, plants, ... READ MORE
As our state continues to grow, wildlife is experiencing habitat loss due to development. In Florida, urban areas are a dominant feature in the landscape, and many of these urban areas are situated near natural wildlife preserves. What people ... READ MORE
Do you know how much water you use on a daily basis? Have you heard of virtual water? Did you know that water is used to create nearly every product out there, including our food? Last Water Wednesday, we invited the Sustainable Ag and Food ... READ MORE