Monthly Archives: April 2021

Curb Appeal, Design Changes, and Plant Warranty

Landscape Designer Patti Sanders presents a showcase landscape design installation at a St. Augustine residence that involved curb appeal, transplantings, adjustments to the landscaping design during the install, and clarification of the terms of the landscape plant warranty. “It is a huge house down here close to the beach,” said Sanders. “So a lot of […]

Growing Bougainvillea in Northeast Florida

Large masses of tropical colored bracts surround three petite flowers of the thorny sun-loving Bougainvillea. These Brazilian coastal natives do best in direct sunlight with numerous blooming cycles per year in sunny, dry conditions. They are available in bush, tree, and vine form. Growing Bougainvillea in Northeast Florida can be easy if planted in the […]

Fully Customized Landscape Design

Landscape design as a profession is rooted in formal and informal layouts integrating clients traditional plant and hardscaping choices. “Formal designs are often geometric and symmetrical, with plants and landscape structures specifically shaped and arranged,”according to Hagen Homes. “Informal designs make use of more natural-looking, irregularly-placed plants and structures.” Increasingly, clients want landscape designs that […]

Earth Day Tips

Happy Earth Day: April 22, 2022 We believe Earth Day is the perfect opportunity to share some ways we can all contribute to our remarkable planet’s continued health and beauty. Here is a list of easy things you can do at home and in your garden to celebrate. 1. Plant a tree – Trees remove carbon dioxide from the air, store carbon in the trees and soil, and release oxygen into the atmosphere—all essential factors in the fight to stop climate change. 2. Create a Pollinator Garden – They support and maintain pollinators by supplying food in the […]

Landscaping with Florida Native Plants

Landscaping with Florida native plants is economical and benefits our Northeast, Florida ecosystems requiring less water, fertilizers, and pesticides to sustain than non-native plants. “They are acclimated to everything that Northeast Florida can hand them the cold, the heat, the extreme drought that we can have from time to time, but also the deluge of […]

Soil Testing In Northeast Florida

Why should I do Soil Testing in Northeast Florida?Soil is a mixture of mostly minerals, organic matter, water, and air. Plants require specific nutrients to thrive. Identifying the soil’s specific composition helps in identifying soil deficiencies and necessary remedies that can aid in avoiding over-fertilization that can result in stormwater run off pollution. Soil testing […]

Sanctuary on 8th Street Educational Charity

Earth Works encourages your support for the Sanctuary on 8th Street educational charity serving Jacksonville children and families. Main website You can help as a volunteer. Find out more at Sanctuary on 8th Street Fall Gardening Collaboration with the Man in Overalls Jason Duffney, Matt Barlow, & Doug McGregor prepare the irrigation and […]

Recreational Swim Pond Construction

In-depth information into this recreational swim pond construction by Earth Works, Aquascape Inc., and contractors from around the country. This event took place in St. Augustine, Florida as part of an annual Winter Seminar coordinated by Aquascape Inc for the purpose of advanced training for Certified Aquascape Contractors. EVENT INFORMATION: TEAM Aquascape Event at St. […]

Landscaping for Pollinators in Northeast Florida

After more freeze days in Winter than in recent years, many Northeast Florida homeowners are heading to garden centers to replace plants and want to do more landscaping for pollinators. “It’s really easy here in Northeast Florida to attract the birds, the bees, the butterflies, all the beneficial pollinators and insects that we want to […]

Landscaping for Curb Appeal in Northeast Florida’s Hot Real Estate Market

In what some consider a Florida real estate post-pandemic gold rush, landscaping for curb appeal in Northeast Florida’s hot real estate market is more critical than ever, benefiting both higher resale value and improved homeowner satisfaction. Earth Works Landscape Designer John Cacchione showcases landscape design elements that improve property value and customer satisfaction at a […]