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Probably one of them most common problems in our part of Florida is a little critter known as the Chinch Bug. These tiny bugs are about one-fifth of an inch long and their presence is most prevalent on St. Augustine grasses. They may be present in other grasses such as Bermuda and Centipede …

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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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The past couple of months I have been talking a lot about getting your yard ready for a storm. This week, I want to talk a little about the cleanup process after a storm. I want to share some of the tips I found useful while cleaning up after storms over the years.

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Hi everybody and welcome! Almost everybody likes the fresh taste of citrus, whether it be oranges, grapefruits or tangerines. Sometimes the sweetest most delicious fruit can come from trees that you raised yourself in your own backyard. Today, I am going to talk about growing citrus in your …

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Hi everybody and welcome! Everybody needs a good luck charm and I can’t think of a better way to go then with a lucky Bamboo. These interesting plants are extremely tough and surprisingly easy to care for. These plants do not require a lot of light and can grow in many places where other pla…

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Hi everybody and welcome! When you visit your local nursery if you are like most people, you are always trying to find plants that are colorful and different. One plant you should consider is a colorful gem known as the Orchid.

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With more and more people using their yards as outdoor kitchens and outdoor living areas, privacy is a major concern. You can go through the expense of installing a physical wooden or resin fence or you can opt for an easier and less expensive solution: a living fence made up of plants.

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Hi everybody and welcome! If you have not done so already, now would be a great time to get your yard hurricane proofed to get ready for the potentially busy 2020 hurricane season. Now is the time to get your trees pruned back, make a plan on what you are going to take inside and what you mi…

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With all the talk about the use of chemicals in the garden and their effect on the environment, most of us are trying to find better ways to do important outdoor tasks that need to be done. Fortunately, there are many ways to take care of things like weeds, pests and even natural ways to fer…

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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 welcome! If you look around your yard and neighborhood, you will find ornamental plants of almost every size, shape and color. What you don’t know about some of these common plants can be deadly. Some parts of the ornamental plants or flowers in your yard may contain deadly …

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Right now we are all going through one of the toughest times in our history. Rather than spending all your time online looking at all the latest COVID-19 cases, get out in your yard and do some gardening. Not only is gardening a stress reducer, it gives you an opportunity to get some Vitamin…

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Spring is finally here and most of us will be storming the local garden centers for fresh pickings to put in our yards and patios. Some will be using annual flowers while others will be looking at a more permanent accent such as tropicals or palms. Whatever your choice, I have written about …

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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 then just for fun. For many, it is an amazing hobby.

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With the thoughts of Thanksgiving in our near future, fall Mums come to mind. Garden Mums come in many colors and styles. Garden Mums are a staple to the holiday season and represent the end of summer and the beginning of fall. Mums are actually fairly easy to grow and can withstand both low…

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Getting ready for Fall and hopefully cooler temperatures

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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…