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5 Tips to add More Green to Your Thumb – And Your Lawn!

Every gardener loves to earn the reputation of having a green thumb. However, there are eco-sensitive steps you can take that will make sure you are a green gardener, regardless of how gifted you are at getting the most from your plants. Five Tips: It only takes a little extra effort to ensure you are [...]

By | May 24th, 2017|Irrigation & Landscaping Blog|

Spring Gardening in Southwest Florida

April and May is a great timeĀ for landscaping and gardening in Cape Coral, Fort Myers and all other spots in Southwest Florida. Daytime temperatures tend to be warmer but are not yet scorching, and the cooler nights mean that the mosquitoes are still waiting for their turn to invade later in the year. In other [...]

By | April 30th, 2017|Irrigation & Landscaping Blog, Landscape Care and Maintenance|

Pest Control for Your Florida Garden

When it comes to protecting your garden and your family from insects, the first thing you should know is that plants have natural enemies that may end up being beneficial to your garden or backyard. Insects are arthropods that feed on other living organisms, and they often enjoy munching on plants or on other insects [...]

By | March 23rd, 2017|Irrigation & Landscaping Blog|

Caring for Your Cape Coral Garden in February

During February, your Cape Coral lawn and garden may experience cooler days and the effect of a mild winter. Granted, the ongoing changes in traditional weather patterns may bring about a wild rain or a very chilly day followed by a warm week, but nothing that your native plant species won't be able to handle. [...]

By | February 12th, 2017|Landscape Care and Maintenance|

Florida Vegetable Gardening Tips For Beginners

Many people that are new to vegetable gardening in Florida will make a few mistakes. Here are a few helpful tips, so that you do not get discouraged from your gardening journey. Summertime In Florida Is Brutal On Plants There are not many vegetables that can tolerate the summertime heat in Florida. It can be [...]

By | January 20th, 2017|Landscape Care and Maintenance|

Forget the Mistletoe: Holiday Landscaping and Gardening in Cape Coral

Many backyards and gardens in Florida tend to lose their green appeal during the holidays, and there are various reasons why this happens. If you have native Florida plants that started withering weeks before Thanksgiving, a bit of degeneration could be part of their natural cycle. Even your perennials and evergreens may look a bit [...]

By | December 16th, 2016|Irrigation & Landscaping Blog|

Attracting Birds to Your Florida Garden

Southwest Florida is blessed with an abundance of bird species thanks to the nature conservation policies of the Sunshine State. If you have an interest in bird-watching, you can turn your garden into a welcoming feeding spot for both native and migratory birds; this is a great way to get children interested in natural sciences [...]

By | November 21st, 2016|Irrigation & Landscaping Blog|

Plant Fall Colors in Your Yard

While our area does not get the beautiful trees transformed by their fall colors that many parts of the United States get, planting the right flowers can add a similar array of amazing fall colors to your landscaping. Before you choose, make sure to consider their care requirements, or let a landscaping service take care [...]

By | October 30th, 2016|Irrigation & Landscaping Blog|

Four Ways Mulch Helps Your Landscaping

Whether you're working on your landscaping yourself or handing the whole project over to professional landscaping services, you have probably spent some time thinking about what you want your outdoor space to look like and include. Maybe you've made a list of your favorite flowers or decided whether to stick with a green theme or [...]

By | September 26th, 2016|Irrigation & Landscaping Blog, Landscaping Information|

Top 5 Secrets for Keeping Your Florida Palm Trees Healthy

One of the more iconic plants we enjoy in Florida is the stately florida palm tree. As most residents quickly come to appreciate, there are many varieties of palms in addition to our State Tree, the cabbage palm. Those other familiar palms you will see around the state include: Queen Washington Date All of these [...]

By | August 16th, 2016|Irrigation & Landscaping Blog, Landscaping Information|