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If you love to tend to your outdoor garden, you are more likely than not to be bitten by at least several fire ants on any given day. These pesky critters are well known for their aggressive behavior and they will swarm over anybody or anything that might disturb their nest. Fire ants have b…

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Hi everybody and welcome. One look at the plant food section of your local nursery or retail store can make a person literally dizzy. There are so many different a la carte nutrients that sometimes it is hard to understand what they are all for. Today, I am going to discuss a few of those pr…

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Hi everybody and welcome! I think one of the most feared and least known about creature in our gardens and yards is a slinky critter known as the snake. Most common garden snakes are not poisonous and are actually beneficial to your yard or garden. Some people actually find them as welcome v…

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Today, many folks want to plant their own gardens to get delicious vegetables year round. During the hot summer months, this can be a huge challenge. The very hot temperatures and sizzling sun can take a toll on many crops that we try to propagate. Some of the main staples like tomatoes can …

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Hi everybody and happy Memorial Day! Baseball, apple pie and mosquitoes, all these things are synonymous with our American way of life during the summer months. Since we spend more and more of our free time relaxing outdoors, these pesky creatures can make life extremely uncomfortable and in…

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With the Atlantic hurricane season just a few weeks away, it is again that time of year when we need to create a hurricane plan for our yards. Most of us remember all too well how much work it was to get your yard “hurricane ready” in just a few hours. Now is the time to plan and prepare you…

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Hi everybody and welcome. One look at the plant food section of your local nursery or retail store can make a person literally dizzy. There are so many different a la carte nutrients that sometimes it is hard to understand what they are all for. Today, I am going to discuss a few of those pr…

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With the things that have been evolving with our earth, Earth Day is becoming more and more of an important event in our society. Earth day is a day we can look around and see all the wonders that nature has bestowed on us. It is also a great time to think about how we can protect and beauti…

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Hi everybody and welcome! Along with colorful flowers, gardens are also made up of strategically placed rocks, figurines, low voltage or solar lighting and attractive bird feeders. To many people, attracting birds to your yard is more than just for fun. For many, it is an amazing hobby.

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Hi everybody. One of the most important items for a successful garden or landscaping project is the soil that is used for planting. When you visit your local nursery, you will have a multitude of choices and varieties of soils from which to choose. You will find potting blends, top soil, soi…

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With everybody getting his or her yards ready for spring 2018, the one thing everybody wants in their yards is color. Color is one of the main elements that make your yard stand out. One of the most practical ways is through the use of roses. Roses are beautiful flowers that symbolize love a…

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Hi everybody and welcome! For a homeowner, one of the greatest thrills is to have a lush, green lawn all year long. Unfortunately during the winter months in Florida, this can be a real challenge. In our area there are two types of lawns that the majority of Floridians share. St. Augustine a…