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William "Bill" Doty

A Penny for Your Plant Thoughts

NOW THAT MAY has arrived, we’re here to provide some helpful tips and thoughts on how to make sure your flowers, plants, and trees continue to thrive.

William "Bill" Doty

See lawn improvements with regular feeding, mowing

THIS TIME of the summer, during the peak of the grass-growing season, you can easily tell if your lawn is receiving the nutrition it needs. Just look for weeds. Hungry lawns usually are weedy lawns. Why? Because weeds sprout at a lower fertility level than do turf grasses.

William "Bill" Doty

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, because usually there’s so much to do! Here are some of the key things to keep in mind as you tend to your landscaping:

Tree and lawn care tips for May

Most backyard citrus trees suffer from starvation or scale. Don’t let it happen to yours! May is the time to feed and spray your citrus. In fact, May is the time to feed all your fruit and shade trees, as well as woody landscape plants. Utilize Ferti-lome’s Fruit, Citrus and Pecan Tree Food on these …

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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 shrubs finish blooming, it’s time to shape them. [emember_protected custom_msg=”Click here and register now to read the rest of the article!”] Mulch your garden now …

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Winter Grass: Resist the Urge to Water More

Brown grass can be deceiving during wintertime in Florida. After that first frost, your lawn will turn brown, but it doesn’t mean you need to water it more. Your grass is in dormancy, meaning it needs less water instead of more.