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How to Prune Crepe Myrtles (Even with No Green Thumb)

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Know the story of Moses and the burning bush? If the story took place in Florida, that bush could’ve been a crepe myrtle instead. Crepe myrtles (also known as crape myrtles or crapemyrtles) bring an explosion of color to the landscape when they’re in full, fiery bloom. If you have one on your property, you […]

How to Put Down Mulch Correctly in 7 Steps

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Sure, a colorful bed of flowers is nice. But it needs some help to really make an impact. We’re not talking about the “big names” in gardening, like fertilizer, or irrigation, or even sunlight—although those can certainly be helpful in their own way, when used correctly. We’re talking about lowly mulch. Mulch creates a rich, […]

3 Simple Secrets to Make Your Property Pop in Winter

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Singin’ the winter grass blues? We’re with you. Winter isn’t exactly the most thrilling time of year for us lawn enthusiasts. St. Augustine grass goes dormant, meaning it essentially stops growing until spring. Typically the color gets a bit less bright and the blades can get brittle in the cool, dry air. But does that […]

5 Easy Leaf Removal Tips for Any Gainesville, FL Resident

We all dream of that crisp, green lawn. But sometimes reality is a big pile of wet leaves. Especially during the winter in North Central Florida. Sometimes it seems like the leaves just won’t stop falling. What can we do to clear them up without losing our minds? Here are five easy leaf removal tips […]

How to Catch Dry St Augustine Grass Before It Gets Brown

You don’t have to wait until your lawn’s turned brown. You can check the health and hydration of your St Augustine grass before it’s too late. Fortunately, it’s quick and easy to do. Due to the dry spell that Gainesville and North Central Florida have been experiencing recently, we wanted to share a couple of quick […]

5 Common Florida Plants That Are Toxic to Pets

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The next time you’re in your backyard, try to see it like your pets do. What areas can they run to and play out of your sight? What plants or flowers look tempting to chew? If you’ve got outdoor cats, curious puppies, or any other pets that go in your property’s outdoor space, it’s important […]

Need Help Choosing Mulch? Pros and Cons of Popular Mulch Types

Mulch is a garden’s best friend. It can prevent weeds, trap soil moisture, and protect plant roots from extreme temperatures. Mulch also adds depth to your landscaping and creates a fresh, welcoming look. If you’re choosing mulch for your yard, then you’ve already made a smart step toward healthy and vibrant landscaping. But not all […]

5 Easy Eco-Friendly Lawn Care Tips

Want to take big steps to reduce your carbon footprint? No need for major life changes or a brand new Tesla (although that would be nice…). Just step into your own backyard. Traditional lawn care is notorious for unsustainable practices. Everything from overwatering, to unhealthy fertilizing, to gas mowing wastes resources and pollutes our local […]

Ask an Expert: How to Attract Birds to Your Yard

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Nothing gives your yard that peaceful sanctuary feel like songbirds chirping and fluttering. Here in North Central Florida, you can attract birds of all kinds to your yard with a few simple gardening and landscaping techniques. For some of our clients, we know that quiet, electric lawn care can be a big plus because it’s […]

4 Ways Shrub Trimming Can Protect Your Home and Property

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You’ve got insurance, smoke detectors, locks on your windows. Are you also protecting your property with shrub trimming? Many people don’t realize it, but pruning shrubs and hedges is important for everything from reducing your utilities bill to deterring burglars. All while making your lawn look striking! Here’s what you need to know: When’s the Best […]

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