Landscaping with Pine Needles

Landscaping With Pine Needles When it comes time to decide on what type of landscape material to install in your flower beds, pine needles deserve attention. Using pine needles (a.k.a. pine straw), in flower beds is a healthier, cheaper and less labor intense option. You’ll reap year round benefits with a long lasting, rustic brown [...]

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Creating Organic Compost

Creating Organic Compost Creating organic compost can be a very fun and satisfying project for everyone in the family. It’s a great way to spend quality time outside, while getting some Vitamin D. You’ll reap many benefits from composting such as a healthier, less expensive alternative to many garden and potting soil products. Composting is [...]

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New Sod Care Instructions

New Sod Installation Care Whether you live here in Central Florida or in another county/state, all newly installed sod requires special attention and care, especially within the first four weeks after installation. Whether you’ve installed the grass or hired a company to perform the task, it is very important to follow these steps and tips [...]

How To lay Grass Sod

How To Lay Grass Sod How to lay grass sod is pretty simple and easy to perform if you pay attention to a few key steps and tips. It is all about executing the process efficiently which will decrease time and quite possibly, save you from a small migraine. The type of grass you'll want [...]

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How To Remove Grass

How To Remove Grass There are many thing to take into consideration before starting the grass removal process. How to remove grass will be determined by the size of the property and the slope degree. Take exact measurements of the areas were the grass removal process will take place. Make sure to kill off any [...]

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Choosing a Type of Sod for Your Needs

Choosing a Type of Sod for Your Needs Choosing a type of sod for your needs can be a tricky task to tackle.When it comes to choosing the right type of sod there are many different varieties to inquire. Many factors may come into play when choosing the right fit for you. There are several [...]

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Landscaping with Perennial Plants

Landscaping With Perennial Plants Spring is nearly here and what better way to celebrate it than hitting the gardens and installing some colorful perennials to brighten up the lawn. Perennial plants are the backbone of every landscaping garden project. Unlike annuals they die back to the groundeach year and resurface from their rootstock in the [...]

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How to Irrigate Your Orlando Lawn

How To Water My Lawn After learning how to properly mow your lawn, the next step (possibly the most important as well) to ensuring a healthy lawn is a proper watering regimen. You can fertilize, sharpen blades, switch mowing patterns and follow every instruction to the tee but it will be all for not without [...]

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Organic Gardening

Organic gardening was once considered a fad, but now since companies such as Monsanto have flooded the market with GMO products, and how they're able to handle unhealthy amounts of chemical herbicides and pesticides, it's more important than ever to be conscience about choosing healthy organic products. Many products we use to for weed control [...]

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How to Properly Maintain a Lawn in Orlando

It’s very important to follow a strict regimen in order to maintain and achieve a pristine lawn. Mower blades need sharpening frequently, proper nutrients need to be applied and mowing patterns must be switched. The following guide will help you with landscaping instructions on properly caring for your lawn. If you’ve recently installed sod and [...]

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Master Plans

This is the year to tackle your yard, making it a beautiful space to play, relax, and entertain with garden plans and design ideas. We have the essential tools you need in our Garden Plan Finder and selection of garden plans. Start by letting us do the garden planning work; take our short Garden Plan [...]

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Drainage Plans

A good designer will analyze the nature of your yard, and may "shoot the grades" to establish the exact topography no matter how flat the site may seem. Spot elevations tell the designer where problems lie so that she can solve them through design. Ground water can also play an important role in drainage, and [...]

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Garden Design

Underscoring our long-standing mission to educate people about plants, gardens and the environment, the GARDEN DESIGN creates numerous new places and opportunities to increase our capacity to meet this mission head-on. Hands-on, science-based educational programming with real examples and exhibits – for students ranging from elementary school to professionals – is emphasized. Technologies and practices [...]

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Irrigation Systems

Be it a cascading waterfall, a bubbling fountain or a glassy, still pond, the addition of a water feature to your garden adds an appealing focal point, creating lovely reflections and sounds. Water is also the single most important addition to a garden if you want to attract more wildlife. If space is limited, consider [...]

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Seasonal Care

Many perennials are better left standing over the winter than cutting them down. There are several reasons for this. In addition to many of the perennials having attractive foliage and/or seed heads, they offer food resources for birds. Many birds find the seeds of perennials particularly tasty. The stems of perennials also offer a place [...]

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