Lawn Care Tips

How Can Pensacola Businesses Maintain Trees and Shrubs this Winter?

Posted by Pete Blackman

Dec 11, 2017 11:00:00 AM

As autumn draws to a close, you’ve probably noticed your lawn is finally slowing down from its peak growth during warmer weather. That means it’s time to shift some of your focus from the lawn to the other plants that help decorate and enhance the property, including trees, shrubs, and bushes.

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Topics: Lawn Care Tips, Shrub and Plant Care

The Best Weed Management Tips to Try this Season

Posted by Scott Williams

Nov 9, 2016 10:00:00 AM

grass.jpgAs temperatures continue to slowly drop, you’re probably noticing your lawn slowing down from its furious summer growth. Depending on what type of grass your lawn is made up of, it may even be starting to lose some of its brilliant green color, although that will likely become more obvious in December.

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Topics: Shrub and Plant Care

4 Things You Should Never Do With Your Irrigation System

Posted by Joe Williams

Aug 10, 2016 10:00:00 AM

4 Things You Should Never Do With Your Irrigation System

With the average sprinkler system installation costing around $2,500, the irrigation system is not cheap equipment most homeowners can afford to mistreat or neglect. At the same time, it can be one of those items that remains “out of sight, out of mind” most of the time, which can lead to problems.

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Topics: Shrub and Plant Care

Go-To Tips for Caring for Trees and Shrubs in Northwest Florida

Posted by Pete Blackman

Jul 20, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Go-To Tips for Caring for Trees and Shrubs in Northwest FloridaWhile most homeowners spend the majority of their limited lawn maintenance time focused on mowing and watering their lawn, there’s a lot to be said for effectively caring for trees and shrubs as well. A well-tended hedge or tree can provide a beautiful landscaping element against the side of the house, along property borders, or interspersed throughout a properly trimmed lawn.

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Topics: Shrub and Plant Care

Expert Secrets to the Best Shrub Care Techniques

Posted by Joe Williams

Aug 12, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Crepe_Myrtle_ShrubCarePensacolaCaring for your shrubs can be a deceptively simple process, especially if you watch a professional handling the job. The process can look so easy, that it's hard to imagine the work that goes into it. 

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Topics: Shrub and Plant Care

Mastering Tree and Shrub Pruning Once and For All

Posted by Andy Williams

Feb 11, 2015 12:00:00 PM

basic-shrub-pruning-2For many, the thought of pulling out clippers or a chainsaw and lopping off parts of your favorite landscape elements can be stressful. What if you're doing it wrong? What if you cut off too much, or too little? Can you do it too early in the year? Or, too late?  With so many questions and concerns, unfortunately the job sometimes doesn't get done.

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Topics: Shrub and Plant Care

When is The Best Time to Prune Your Plants?

Posted by Joe Williams

Jun 4, 2014 1:30:00 PM

pruningThe growth of our favorite plants can indicate spring has arrived. Whether they are lining our homes or standing front and center in our lawns, bushes and flowers bring life, and often a pop of color, to our landscaping. To make sure you are getting the most out of your plants this summer, it’s important to know if and when you need to prune them. Here are some pruning tips to improve the life of your plants for seasons to come.

Why prune?
Though some plants need more pruning than others, it is most always beneficial to shape up plants. For plants that look unruly or crowd a window or a walkway, it is an indication that you need to manage their growth. Here are some top reasons to prune:

  • To control plant size or form
  • To promote a healthy plant by removing damage and increasing air and light circulation
  • To stimulate new growth
  • To increase flower and/or fruit production
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Topics: Shrub and Plant Care

How to Choose The Right Annuals to Add Color to Your Landscape

Posted by Theresa Friday

Apr 2, 2014 8:00:00 AM

zinnias_Pensacola  After a long, unusually cold winter in Northwest Florida, gardeners have been looking forward to the warmer temperatures of spring.  And if the long lines at local home improvement stores and garden centers are any indication, people are racing to replace winter-killed plants and brighten up their drab landscapes with some colorful annual bedding plants. If you are anxious to add color to your landscape, here are a few tips to help you in your plant selection.

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Topics: Shrub and Plant Care

Don't Commit Crape Murder – Properly Prune Trees and Shrubs This Spring

Posted by Andy Williams

Mar 12, 2014 7:00:00 AM

crepemurderIt's a crying shame what some people do to poor, defenseless plants and trees. Back in the late 90's, Southern Living magazine publsihed an article in the Gardening section that always stuck with us. It was entitled “Crape Murder!” and it started out with a rant about people overpruning crape myrtle trees just because it was the fad at that time. 

The article went on to give plenty of solid pruning tips mixed with a healthy dose of tongue-in-cheek southern humor. If you're interested in some serious Crape Mytrle care tips, check out this simple guide on the current Southern Living Website

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Topics: Shrub and Plant Care

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