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Fertilize your lawn like a pro

About now, your turf probably needs some extra nourishment to stay healthy. Fertilizer boosts your soil’s nutrients, ensuring your lawn has enough energy for the entire growing season. Fertilizer also reduces weeds, promotes new leaf and root growth, and helps your lawn recover from any pest damage or heavy foot traffic. Feed your hungry turf…

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PGA Tour Player Will Wilcox Endorses Harmony Turfgrass

Harmony Brands wants everyone to get outside and enjoy their lawns. Some people take that advice to a professional level. We are proud to once again sponsor PGA Tour Player Will Wilcox. Wilcox is as committed to an active, outdoor living lifestyle as we are, which is why we have supported his career since 2011.…

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Tree and Shrub Care in Florida

Advice from Buck’s Backyard Three Rules for a Healthy Florida Landscape Americans spend millions of dollars on trees and shrubs to enhance their landscapes. Trees and shrubs are the visual backbone of a landscape. Here in Florida we use trees, shrubs and the beautiful palm tree to enhance and provide character to our homes and…

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Preparing Your Florida Lawn for Spring

Advice from Buck’s Backyard 5 Tips to Help You “Spring Ahead!” So finally… Spring is here! This is Florida’s prime time when the weather is sunny and not too rainy. The days are getting longer and warmer and the beach, golf courses, and any outside activity are calling us to come play. But we’re not…

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Spring Mulching Made Simple

Mulching Adds Beauty and Prevents Moisture Loss In Florida, spring is the time to mulch. It replenishes the earth, it protects plants from water loss due to evaporation and it complements the landscape through the use of color and texture. But the questions I’m most frequently asked this time of year are which mulch to…

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How do lawn pests survive winter?

Tips from Buck’s Backyard Identifying and dealing with cold hardy bugs Insects survive winter in various ways: Some fill their body with glycerol (antifreeze), some slow their metabolism down just high enough to survive a term called diapause. Some as eggs, some as larvae and a lot of adult insects spend the cold winter months…

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To Bag or Not To Bag? – The Ultimate Mowing Question

Tips from Buck’s Backyard When it comes to lawn health… mulching matters! A question I get asked constantly is “Should I bag my grass clippings or let them lay (mulching) on my lawn?” and the answer from me is simple… “Let them lay!” Do not rake or bag your grass clippings if you have a…

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Is Adding Topsoil Necessary When Installing a New Lawn?

Tips from Buck’s Backyard The right soil mix matters when installing new sod A new lawn is a sizable investment, so it’s normal for homeowners to worry about getting it right. One of the most common questions is whether a homeowner’s yard requires all new topsoil for the new sod to take hold and grow…

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Identifying Water Stress on Florida Landscape Plants

Helpful Tips from Buck’s Backyard Know your seasons and keep a watchful eye Water stress on our landscape plants can be damaging here in Florida. Water stress is usually caused by not enough water to our landscape. This usually happens during our dry season starting in February and lasting until the rains come in June.…

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How to Deal with Winter Weeds in Florida

Helpful Advice from Buck’s Backyard Consistent Maintenance Can Prevent a Growing Problem Now that winter is here, your lawn and landscape are not growing as much, and losing some of their color. This is not a problem — the lawn is semi dormant or just “sleepy” — which is normal. What is a problem are the…

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