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Foxy’s Tips

April

Spring is here so let’s get busy!  Stay ahead of the weeds this season and spread some mulch in your flower beds.  It’s amazing what a little bit of mulch can do to your garden!  Just cleaning up the bed lines does wonders for not only the design of your landscape but also the maintenance level.  By spreading 1 1/2 -2 ” of mulch you’ll block out any weed seeds that may try to germinate on the top of the soil.  Lastly, what kind of mulch do you choose?  We prefer pine straw mulch, but as long as it’s a natural material (not dyed with red or black colorants) you should be fine.  Happy gardening!

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I know it’s HOT out right now, but this is the best time to get some landscaping done in your yard. My crew and I have been busy helping clients ‘tame the beast’ with necessary selective pruning. We have also been applying fresh mulch to protect and improve the look of your garden beds. This keeps away unruly weeds and reduces water evaporation as well. Remember we get extremely busy come Fall, so call early!!

July

I know it’s HOT out right now, but this is the best time to get some landscaping done in your yard. My crew and I have been busy helping clients ‘tame the beast’ with necessary selective pruning. We have also been applying fresh mulch to protect and improve the look of your garden beds. This keeps away unruly weeds and reduces water evaporation as well. Remember we get extremely busy come Fall, so call early!!

August

It’s all about pest control this month. Keep an eye out for mole crickets, ants chinch bugs and web worms. While using chemicals for these pests, make sure to only use enough to rid them. And while I’m on the subject, do pay attention to the chemicals you use on your lawn. I see spots in our river that are getting a little bit green and it’s our fault. Keep this in mind for the rest of the year and we’ll have greener garden pest free and a wonderful river to enjoy in our back yard. Keep digging! Now is the time to prepare for fall so give a call and we’ll spruce up your space.

 

September

Fertilize this month with a complete fertilizer. Choose one with slow or timed-released nitrogen for longer lasting results. Fertilization of Turfgrass on Florida solils Bahia, Bermudagrass, Zoysia and St. Augustine lawns is a must during this season. Check your irrigation system to make sure they are providing good coverage and operating properly. When you have time, visit http://solutionsforyourlife.ufl.edu/lawn_and_garden/calendar/pdfs/September_North.pdf. This site will give you in depth information about what to expect in Florida while gardening. Go Gators!