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Consider these six essential February lawn and garden tips for a beautiful close to winter and a healthy, and robust Spring season ahead. 1) In February, continue protecting plants from frost and freeze damage. While the threat of frost and freezing temperatures vary on average the last freeze day in Jacksonville is February 15 and […]
We recommend this 10 step pond clean-out process for those who want to do it themselves rather than use our clean-out services. Checklist of Materials for your Pond Clean-Out -Kiddie pool (or similar, large container to hold sufficient water to accommodate fish, water lilies, etc. ) -Net to cover fish containers to prevent them from […]
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 […]