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pruning and plant care guide

Basic Pruning for Shrubs and Trees

We prune our trees and shrubs to control their size, shape and scale within our landscape. Proper pruning also stimulates flowering and fruiting and helps to keep shrubs and trees healthy and vigorous, thus reducing the likelihood of future problems.   There are two main kinds of pruning: Thinning and Heading.    Thinning Thinning cuts […]

japanese magnolia tree plant winter blooms

The Japanese Magnolia

The Japanese magnolia, also known as Mulan magnolia, Purple magnolia, Red magnolia, Lily magnolia, Tulip magnolia, Jane magnolia and Woody-orchid, is among one of the first beautiful blooms to greet us once spring sets in—and in Florida, the spring season is already making itself known with the warmer temperatures and the greenery that has begun […]

Enhancing curb appeal for dummies

It’s no secret that a well-manicured lawn can attract future buyers in the event that you decide to put your house on the market. But what exactly does a ‘well-manicured lawn’ entail? Is it simply keeping the grass cut and the weeds from slithering onto the sidewalk? Well, yes and no. Adding curb appeal to […]

Poinsettia passion part 2: Outdoor care

If you plan to or already have planted outdoor Poinsettias, the beauty of these plants will continue to amaze you every winter season! They can make wonderful accent pieces or flowering hedges in landscapes, and are also often kept in containers on decks and patios or are displayed inside the home as cut flowers (if […]

Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree

Although the chances that you will be growing your own Christmas tree this year are slim to none, there’s a good possibility you will be purchasing one to ring in the holidays. We thought it would be fun to spread the holiday cheer with some history on one of the most beloved and well known […]

Curb Appeal…What’s the Deal?

We’ve all heard the term “curb appeal” before but how important is it really? If you’re selling your home or looking to increase your property value, the curb appeal of your property can make all the difference. I’ll admit, there was a time when I thought, “curb appeal – mow the grass, plant some plants […]

Composting Continued

A couple of weeks ago, we begged the question, What’s so Great about Composting? Well this week, we’ll be providing you with some basic composting components to get your started with home-composting. Concept of Composting First things first, let’s review what, exactly, composting is: Compost is decomposed organic matter, typically your kitchen scraps and other […]