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Earth Works Garden Center Managers Matthew Barlow and Rhonda King took the opportunity early in the new year to visit with growers and garden center products suppliers at the Tropical Plant International Expo (TPIE) in Tampa. The event was held at the Tampa Convention Center between January 19-21, 2022. “Every year is different,” said Barlow. […]
January Container Gardening Recipe Introducing A New Monthly FeatureContainer Gardening – a recipe for happiness!Each month be sure to check out our latest recipe. Our first recipe is a full sun cool weather planter.This recipe follows the basic concept of combining “thrillers, fillers, and spillers.”Thrillers are the dramatic tall plants, fillers the mid-size plants that […]
Northeast Florida has a strong tradition of celebrating Florida Arbor Day, which was established in 1886 only one year after Sterling Morton established the first Arbor Day in Nebraska. Florida Arbor Day is fairly easy to remember coming on the third Friday of January since 1886. Arbor Day was famous throughout the country early on. […]
Insect secretions of honeydew and the resulting sooty mold buildup are why your plants leaves turn black. The sooty mold has a mutualist relationship with sap-sucking insect pests that create the favorable growth conditions for the fungus. Blocking photosynthesis is the only harm to the plant caused besides the unsightly appearance of this fungus. “On […]
Consider these tips for new landscape watering as these plant requirements vary from those already established in the lawn and garden. Even the healthiest trees, shrubs, and flowers planted in ideal circumstances need substantial time, care, and proper irrigation to become established in the landscape. Regular irrigation in the month after planting ensures the plants […]
Organic top dressing lawns, although labor-intensive, provides your beautiful lawn vital ecological benefits. Top dressing lawns, simply put, is spreading a thin 1/4”-1/2” layer of organic material on the lawn. Our service aerates the soil before top dressing to reduce compaction, which allows better oxygen, water, and nutrient absorption. In a few months, the benefits […]