Monthly Archives: June 2021

International Pollinator Week: June 21-27, 2021

Let’s Celebrate Pollinators! International Pollinator Week is June 21 -27, 2021. There is so much to cover about these invaluable garden friends. Let’s get started! Why do we need pollinators? Birds, bats, bees, butterflies, beetles, and other small mammals that pollinate plants are responsible for bringing us one out of every three bites of food. […]

Preventing Mealybug Infestation

Regular observation and timely corrective actions are the keys to preventing mealybug infestation that unchecked can kill your affected plants. A staff member’s Desert Rose appeared pest-free during May’s dry weather, but in June quickly became heavily infested with multiple stages of the mealybug life cycle. Silky cocoons appeared at the base of stems and […]

Soggy Yard Problems and Fixes for Northeast Florida

Flooding, erosion of topsoil, uprooted trees, and fungal diseases are soggy yard problems Earth Works strives to fix for Northeast Florida residents. Jacksonville’s June rainfall totals are below average, according to the National Weather Service. Still, some Northeast Florida neighborhoods have experienced torrential rain with flash floods complicated by drainage problems. “Several streets in Jacksonville […]

New Paver Driveway Improves Curb Appeal, Value, and Satisfaction

This new paver driveway improves curb appeal, value, and satisfaction for this Jacksonville Beach homeowner. “John (Cacchione) came up with a wonderful plan,” said Homeowner Faith Stone. “And I met with him and reviewed the plan and said this is it.” The plan included tearing out and removing the existing concrete driveway and replacement with […]

Pool Landscaping Design Process

As a key feature of the pool landscaping design process, Earth Works recommends budgeting 10% of your pool construction costs to landscaping. Pool landscaping is often an afterthought not considered until the pool contract is signed, under construction, or completed. A beautiful pool landscape design is the finishing touch on a real estate upgrade. HOA’s […]

Summer Brings Mosquitos, Chinch Bugs, and Fungus

Between June and September, Jacksonville receives as much precipitation as the other eight months combined, which brings not only lush lawns and gardens, but mosquitos, chinch bugs, and fungus. During extended periods of rainfall, cut back your automatically timed irrigation scheduled watering. Soil aeration, fertilization, and cultural practices, including cutting lawn turf at the proper […]

June Lawn And Garden Tips For Northeast Florida

JUNE WEATHER IN NORTHEAST FLORIDA June lawn and garden tips for Northeast Florida start with the recognition that Summer begins on June 20. This is also the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year as the Sun is at its highest point in the sky. June 1 is the first day of hurricane season. […]

Hurricane Season Landscape Preparation

Hurricane season landscape preparation is crucial as it begins on June 1 and lasts until November 30. Many Floridians will have to deal with the fallout from tropical storms and possibly full-blown hurricanes. While hurricanes are uncommon in June, there have been tropical storms that were significant rain events, such as Tropical Storm Debby in […]