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Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping

Wildflower, weed, … or groundcover?

Pollinator bee visiting Portulaca flower

Often, the question of “wildflower vs. weed” is a matter of location. I recently decided to test that concept with the native succulent “weed” Portulaca pilosa, a.k.a. pink purslane.     Trivia factoid #1 –… Read More

Sheet Mulching for Weed Prevention

With warmer weather comes more rainfall. While it’s great for lawns and ornamentals, its also great for the weeds. An environmentally friendly alternative to weed control is sheet mulching. This permaculture technique consists of laying… Read More

New Year’s Resolution – Always put the “right plant” in the “right place!”

Vibrant flowers selected for drought tolerance

One of the core principles of Florida Friendly Landscaping is the notion of putting the “right plant” in the “right place.” So what does that really mean? Well, have you ever brought home a small… Read More

Monoecious vs Dioecious: Self-Pollinating vs Cross-Pollinating Plants

When starting a vegetable garden or even orchard, you may wonder if you need two or more plants of a certain variety to cross-pollinate each other or if you can get away with just one…. Read More

Taking the guesswork out of watering the lawn (Part 3)

(UPDATE NOTE: Do you live in Pasco, Pinellas, or Hillsborough counties? You could be eligible for a smart irrigation upgrade through the Tampa Bay Water-Wise rebate incentive program! Check your eligibility at: https://tampabaywaterwise.org/en/rebates. Read on… Read More

Taking the guesswork out of watering the lawn (Part 2)

(UPDATE NOTE: Do you live in Pasco, Pinellas, or Hillsborough counties? You could be eligible for a smart irrigation upgrade through the Tampa Bay Water-Wise rebate incentive program! Check your eligibility at: https://tampabaywaterwise.org/en/rebates. Read on… Read More