Category Archives: News

What is Xeriscaping?

The word “xeriscape” is derived from the Greek “xeros,” meaning dry, and “scape,” a kind of view or scene. Together, xeriscaping is landscaping with slow-growing, drought-tolerant plants to conserve water and establish a waste-efficient landscape. Landscapes can be designed from the start to reduce the amount of resources needed to maintain them. By selecting the […]

7 Tips to Keep Pond Water Clean

Written By: Aquascape Inc. Most water gardeners are aware of the importance that good quality water plays in a pond habitat.  Not knowing how to get or keep water quality can sometimes prove challenging.  Your water may be clear, but your fish might be acting differently, which can signify that something might be a little […]

Butterfly Gardening Basics

There are several levels of butterfly gardening depending on whether you want to just attract a few or provide a habitat inviting several varieties to move in lock, stock, and chrysalis. You can start by planting a few nectar plants or providing other lures to attract the butterflies in your area. You may find that […]

Curb Appeal Tips for Adding to Your Home’s Value

Written By Guest: Clara Beaufort Curb appeal comes in many different forms, and it can greatly improve your ability to sell your home quickly and for a great price. Even if you’re not thinking about selling just yet, it’s a good idea to consider your landscaping and other outdoor aesthetics, as they can significantly raise […]

Backyard Design Ideas That Your Dogs Will Love

Written By Guest: Jordan Swift For those of us who keep our dogs in the backyard, we know it can be a challenge to keep them entertained back there. There aren’t many doggy toys that can survive the test of time, and aside from chew toys or rawhide bones, it can be difficult to come […]

The Benefits of Winter Mulching in NE Florida

We all know mulch serves as a decorative landscape accent and weed block during the growing season. But did you know that mulch is also beneficial in the landscape to protect Florida plants from the freezing temperatures of Winter? In addition to looking great the purpose of Winter Mulching is primarily to protect your plant’s […]

Lawn Care Tips – August: The Gift & Curse of Rainy Season

When it comes to our lawns all the rain we’ve been experiencing here in Northeast Florida has its pros and cons. First the good news, the regular rains have provided relief keeping the oppressive heat from drying out our grass and thus keeping the chinch bugs at bay. The bad news, persistent moist lawns have […]

Water Feature Care During Bad Weather

Earth Works designs, constructs and provides support for people wanting water features of all sorts including patio-bowls, pondless waterfalls, water gardens, koi ponds, and recreation ponds. With weather events such as tropical storms and hurricanes, all these water bodies require specific care and attention before, during and after the storms. Fishless Water features: The biggest […]

Lawn Care Tips – Pest Control: Silverleaf Whiteflies

Silverleaf Whiteflies are not actually flies but distant relatives of aphid and leafhoppers. And like aphids, whiteflies feed on plant sap and produce a sugary waste product called honeydew. Whiteflies cause damage in a variety of ways by eating the plant, as a result of their sugary excretions and by spreading viruses. The most common […]

Better Than Your Grandma’s Herb Box

Better Than Your Grandma’s Herb Box – The perfect herb box for any back porch, patio, green house or gift.  Time: 45 minutes Servings: 1 Serving Ingredients For the Container: • 1 – 29 x 14 x 14” Planter Box For the Planting Media: • 1 – .5 c.f. Bag of Pea Gravel • 1 […]