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Minerals, Microbes, and a Food Source: The History of Compost

The principles and benefits of composting can be traced back to the beginning of time.  Nature has always demonstrated the benefits of using death to restore life.  In addition to

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For a lawn budding with beauty

IT’S HARD TO BELIEVE that August is here and that we’re this far into it already! Here are some helpful tips to keep your garden and lawn healthy and beautiful.

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The battle for your lawn and garden

NOW THAT WE’RE well into July, here are some tips you can arm yourself with for your lawn and garden. This month is the time for summer fertilization of your

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April is the time to prepare for summer growth in your lawn and garden

IT’S MID-APRIL, and for our Florida lawns, the preparations for summer growth are a little different this month.

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Maintenance and upkeep of your lawn

THIS PAST WINTER, if we want to call it that, was nearly nonexistent in Central Florida. That said, this doesn’t change the fact that there are several key items that

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Mature compost can make a difference

IN LATE SPRING 2015, I had the opportunity to visit the UF/IFAS Balm Research Center and meet with plant breeder Dr. Zhanao Deng. He explained to me that he was

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Before the high heat, there’s April — and much to do outdoors

WITH TOLERANT temperatures and drier weather, April is one of the better months to be outside and working in a Central Florida lawn and garden. And that’s a good thing,

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Enjoy the birds’ spring song as you tend to your landscaping

SPRING’S ARRIVAL to Central Florida brings not only happily chirping birds and new buds and blooms, but also delightful weather to lure us outside for beautifying work in the lawn

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Victory over weeds, pests and more

July has arrived and the battle to keep your lawn and garden looking victorious has commenced. Here are some tips you can arm yourself with. Now is the time for

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Preparing for summer growth

April’s warmer temperatures and typically dry weather signal spring is here, meaning it’s time to prune branches damaged by the winter cold and prepare for the growing season. When flowering