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How to Create a Florida Friendly Landscape

Florida is well known for its rather inhospitable environment. From sandy soils to blazing heat, to the perfect climate for bugs and other pests, Florida can be a tough place to start a garden or maintain your yard. Pair this with the fact that many people are unaware of the types of plants that grow […]

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Choose the right amount of mulch for your project

Choosing the Right Amount of Mulch for Your Project

Mulch or chips are a great addition to any landscaping project. They can be used as a decoration for your plant bed and insulate the plants in your garden. Mulch also decreases weed growth, helps insulate soil temperatures to prevent moisture evaporation from the surface (especially in Florida’s summer heat), and improves nutrient density in […]

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Cypress Mulch: The Good, The Bad, and The Alternative

Cypress mulch is any mulch made from the wood of bald cypress or pond cypress trees. While these trees are relatively hardy and can adapt to a wide range of soil types, they are most commonly found in the swamps of Florida, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and the Carolinas.  Cypress trees were a very important […]

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Fall Leaves: Stop Raking and Start Mulching

It’s that time of year again, the temperatures are dropping and the foliage is falling off the trees. If your lawn is like most lawns in North Florida and has a mix of deciduous trees like elm, sweetgum, maple, and laurel oaks, you are likely to have a ton of extra leaves on the ground […]

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