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Check for Operational Irrigation Rain Shutoff—It is the Law

It is important for us to conserve water in our landscapes anywhere that we can, so let’s make the easy improvements first! ALL landscape irrigation systems REQUIRE a rain sensor or other type of shut… Read More

Low Maintenance Florida-Friendly Alternatives to Turfgrass Lawns

Alternative lawn

Lawns planted with turfgrass can require a lot of maintenance. Bahia grass is a drought-tolerant turfgrass with minimal pest and disease problems and a low nitrogen requirement. St. Augustinegrass has a high demand for water… Read More

Managing Hedge Funds… Different Stacks of Green

Have you ever thought of yourself as a hedge fund manager before? The shrub is the bank, and the leaves are the money. You are the manager, and you get paid to manage the hedges!… Read More

Prune Grass with Class

Ornamental grasses have a dramatic disposition in the landscape, but they are pretty low fuss in reality. Ornamental grasses dance distinctly through the seasons, verdant to flowery to desiccate. Each look signals the seasons. Late… Read More

Compact Soil Can Spoil a Pretty Landscape Plan

Compact soils can lead to a variety of problems in the landscape. While it is difficult to visually see how compact soil reduces air spaces and impacts nutrient cycling, issues of poor drainage and failure… Read More

Sour to Sweet: The Story of Miracle Fruit

Small, red berry, The miracle fruit, The more you eat, the more… … It’s sweet! The miracle is that this fruit can change flavors from sour to sweet! Miracle fruit, Synsepalum dulcificum, is a tropical… Read More

Trees and Lightning Strikes

lightning skies

STRIKE! BOOM! CRAAAACK! Yes, folks, that is the sound of Florida’s rainy season. Florida’s heavy summer rainfall certainly keeps plants growing like Jack’s beanstalk, but sometimes those skies are also laced with lightning. Frightening! Florida… Read More