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Fall Planter Arrangements for Northeast Florida

Using a mix of Florida landscape plants, create Fall planter arrangements that hold up to our temperatures while providing seasonal color. Cypress, Maple, and sweetgum are a few of the trees that provide us seasonal color later in the season. As Florida’s forests say “not yet” to the September 22 start of Fall, we can […]

Nitrogen Cycle Basics for Pond Owners

Earth Works builds ecosystem ponds that work with natures’ nitrogen cycle for pond owners wanting to provide a healthy aquatic environment for plants and animals. Organic debris, including fish food, animal, and plant waste, accumulate in ponds and are broken down by nitrifying bacteria making nitrogen available to plants in a process called nitrogen fixation. […]

Curb Appeal Landscaping for Home Buyers & Sellers

Understanding curb appeal landscaping principles benefits you regardless of whether you’re looking to buy, sell, or spruce up a home. In the accompanying video, Earth Works Owner Jason Duffney provides examples of curb appeal landscaping principles used in developing a plan for a new homeowner in Jacksonville. The landscape should fit the architecture. The color, […]

Plants Toxic to Dogs

Considering there are more dog-friendly plants than those that cause them harm, we’ve cross-referenced the,, and ASPCA lists of plants toxic to dogs and provided below. Grass tends to be the most commonly consumed plant by dogs. The science is not clear as to why dogs eat grass. It could be a primordial […]

September Lawn & Garden Tips

DAYLIGHT HOURS ARE RETREATING about thirty minutes per month from their peak of 13:26 at the Summer Solstice on June 20, with Autumn arriving on September 22. Less than 12 hours of daylight hours will remain by the end of the month limiting our time in the September lawn and garden. TEMPERATURE HIGHS AND LOWS […]

Tree Facts for Hurricane Season

Understanding the essential tree facts for hurricane season is crucial to reducing the threat of damage from storms here in Florida. Hurricane season is officially from May 22 until November 30, 2021. This is the time when many Floridians will face tropical storms and possibly hurricanes. The Florida Panhandle is currently facing landfall of Tropical Storm […]

Drainage Solutions for Northeast Florida

Earth Works of Jacksonville provides comprehensive drainage solutions for Northeast Florida homeowners and businesses to protect your home and property from flooding and other harms associated with prolonged standing water. Earth Works Owners Douglas McGregor and Mark Fechtel have been providing drainage solutions for over 30 years. Since that time Earth Works has provided drainage […]

Dog Days of Summer August Lawn & Garden Tips

July Weather & Predictions for AugustThe hot and muggy weather of July and August, often referred to as the Dog Days of Summer, are a hot and humid benefit to heat loving plants, but are a breeding ground for pests in our landscapes. Areas of Northeast Florida had nearly twice the typical July rainfall. More […]

Knowledgeable & Passionate Employees Educating the Public

What company doesn’t want employees that are knowledgeable and passionate about their products and services? We salute our knowledgeable and passionate employees educating the public every day about our products and services. We also celebrate and recognize outstanding performance at our monthly employee meetings and support our employee’s professional development. Our marketing department consists of […]

GYO Greens: Ponte Vedra Aquaponics Farm

Close to the Tournament of Players Championship (TPC) at Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, nestled among the homes of PGA & NFL players is the one-acre GYO GREENS Ponte Vedra aquaponics farm. “We grow specialty petite greens, microgreens, petite veggies, and edible flowers,” says the owner Helga Tan Fellows. “Our variety of petite greens […]