Risks of “topping” trees

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Tree topping is when the branches of a tree are cut off into stubs or lateral branches that are not able to hold the remaining branch. Most people do this because they think it is the best way to reduce the height of a tree. However, it actually does more damage to the tree than […]

Sensory Gardens

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A sensory garden is a garden or a piece of land that is dedicated specifically to the purpose of visitors enjoying it with all their five senses. It can include water features that make noise and you can dip your hands in, sculptures, scented and/or edible plants, and braille or other instruments catered to special […]

Windbreaks

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Windbreaks refer to a linear planting of trees or shrubs that are placed in such a way that they are designed to provide shelter from the wind and protect soil from erosion. They are mostly used in farms or fields in order to protect crops and livestock. However, when placed correctly, the same idea can […]

Landscaping to reduce wildfire danger

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On average, Florida experiences the second highest number of wildfires in the nation. More and more Floridians are moving to suburbs and outlying areas that are closer to nature than they are to big cities. With this choice in lifestyle also comes some risk. During dry years, Florida can experience severe wildfires that destroy homes, disrupt […]

June Landscaping Tips

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Summer officially starts this month and so does the Central Florida hurricane season. It seems as though June is a month of waiting – waiting for it to really get hot, waiting to see if we’ll get any hurricanes, waiting for the daily afternoon thunderstorms to start, waiting to harvest, waiting for your soil solarization […]

Using terra cotta for water features

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Terra cotta is a beautiful material that is commonly used for flower pots or outdoor decorations. But have you ever thought of using it to make your own outdoor water feature? It’s quickly becoming a favorite among do-it-yourself homeowners because of it’s accessibility and wide variety of sizes. It has a very natural color and it’s texture […]