Monthly Archives: May 2021

Pruning Tips for Northeast Florida Landscapes

A good starting point for pruning tips with any plant is to remove dead, diseased, or damaged stems as soon as you see them. Dead stems attract insects and invite diseases to develop. Also remove crossing branches, water sprouts (vigorous upright growing shoots that form on trunks or side branches), and suckers (vigorous shoots that […]

Paver Care and Maintenance Q & A

Earth Works of Jacksonville as a member of the Interconnecting Concrete Paver Institute (ICPI) provides professional hardscaping services and information on paver care and maintenance. See examples of our completed paver projects in our photo gallery and youtube channel. We answer commonly asked questions below. What should I expect during my paver project? –Paver Dust: […]

Available Pondless Water Features

You may like the sound of running water, but don’t want a pond. Earth Works of Jacksonville, Florida has a variety of pondless water features on display at our garden center that demonstrate a few of your design possibilities. The hardware for these pondless water features is manufactured by Aquascape Inc that Earth Works also […]

Brown Palm Frond Tips & Other Palm Problems

Brown palm frond tips, called “frizzle top” on new growth, are a cause for concern for newly planted palm species. Palms depending on size, are often pricey and a prized addition to a homeowners landscape plant collection. As popular palm species originate in all sorts of environments, from deserts to river banks and rainforests, keeping […]

Low Dissolved Oxygen: Koi Summer

The warmest months of the year are times you expect to enjoy your pond and water garden the most, but anxiety arrives if your fish are suffering as a result of a poorly designed & equipped, dirty, overstocked pond that all contribute to low dissolved oxygen. There you are trying to enjoy some time pondside […]

Sealing Your Pavers Protects & Beautifies

Having professionals seal your pavers provides peace of mind that your investment is beautiful and adequately protected for years to come. Benefits of sealing pavers include:BEAUTIFIES paver surface revealing increased color and texture.PROTECTS against stains, weathering, and wear.PREVENTS sand loss and deters plants and insects between joints.ADDS value to your investment. Sealing your pavers requires […]

Available Pond Options in Northeast Florida

Earth Works has four display ponds at our garden center demonstrating the available pond options in Northeast Florida. Each of the ponds have signs posted next to them with the specifications for Do-It-Yourselfers and for clients who prefer that Earth Works design and complete their pond installation.“Hardly anybody ever thinks they go too big,” said […]

Wildlife Attracting Hedgerows

Azaleas, Arborvitae, Bamboo, Boxwood, Yews, Ligustrum, Viburnum, and Oleander are readily available for hedges in landscape design. By adding a mix of trees, shrubs, vines, and flowers, the hedge becomes wildlife, attracting hedgerows while providing beauty, obstructing views, enhancing privacy, and a host of area ecological benefits. The word hedge, translated from its Old English […]

Turf Grass Options for Northeast Florida

People ask what kind of grass I should have? What is the best type of grass? The truth is there is no best grass. Certain grasses are better for specific situations. We are here today on our Bermuda grass. Bermuda grass is the most wear tolerant grass you are going to find. Bermuda is also, […]

May Lawn And Garden Tips For Northeast Florida

MAY WEATHER IN NORTHEAST FLORIDAMay lawn and garden tips starts with recognition that this is the second and final full month of Spring as temperature increases heading to Summer. “Daily high temperatures increase by 5°F, from 82°F to 87°F, rarely falling below 74°F or exceeding 93°F,” according to weatherspark.com. “Daily low temperatures increase by 7°F, […]