Tag: lawn

The plant kingdom’s “Twilight Zone”

What would you call a plant that does not behave like a plant? Ninety-nine percent of plants in the plant kingdom make their own food using light, water, carbon dioxide, nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium and other plant nutrients, via… Read More

CLASS: Green industries best management practices (BMPs)

Florida home with maintained landscaping

This class is designed to provide training in Green Industry Best Management Practices (GI-BMPs) for anyone working in the lawn, landscape, pest control, or municipal grounds areas. Best Management Practices are focused on reducing non-point source pollution resulting… Read More

Help your plants survive (or recover from) a cold blast

ice settles on blueberry plants in Florida

It’s not exactly the icy wonderland shown in the image with this post, but we’re experiencing some seriously cold weather for Florida. For homeowners (or renters), the cold blast can wreak havoc on landscapes and gardens. Let us,… Read More

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ – Protect the waterfront

urban waterfront interface

Living on the coast or along a lake in Florida can make for a fantastic lifestyle, often replete with stunning scenery and vibrant ecosystems. But, that lifestyle carries with it additional responsibility, in the form of preserving our… Read More

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ – Reduce stormwater runoff

rain garden in florida

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… Read More

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ – Recycle yard waste

Hands sift compost gathered from a pile.

Mention the word “recycle,” and many people automatically leap to thinking of glass, plastic, paper, aluminum and the range of consumer materials we acquire every day. But there’s another recyclable that many of us overlook, one that plays… Read More

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ – Manage yard pests responsibly

What is a pest? For me, the first thing that comes to mind is my brother. For this article, though, let’s focus on pests in the landscape. Diseases, insects and weeds are the major pests that vex homeowners…. Read More