Shrubs & Ornamentals

Spring Mulching 101

Mulching your landscape makes your entire yard look more perfectly manicured. Many people don’t realize it’s not simply pleasing to the eye. Mulch can considerably improve the health of landscape plants if laid properly. Here are some mulching basics. Rock, rubber, fabric or wood? Mulches fall into either the inorganic or organic category. Inorganic mulches…

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Learn to prune like a pro

February is the best time to prune most shrubs and trees. Selectively removing dead, diseased or damaged branches and shoots now will give you healthier plants in the spring. Pruning also enables you to shape trees and plants for safety and aesthetic reasons. It’s like giving your plants a gym membership   Pruning benefits plants’…

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Easy ways to help your lawn and garden survive summer vacation

It’s time for your much-anticipated summer vacation. But after tending to your yard and plants all spring, will they survive your week-long absence? Relax! Before you finish packing your sunscreen and bathing suit, just take a few minutes to do a little last-minute gardening. By following these simple steps, your lawn and garden may not…

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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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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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4 Lawn Care Resolutions for the New Year

Helpful Advice from Buck’s Backyard Steps You Can Take Now to Improve Your Lawn & Enhance Your Landscaping   Just like the holidays come and go, Spring will be here before you know it. By following the four tips below, you’ll be sure to have a greener, happier New Year! 1) Irrigation Now is the…

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Tips for Protecting Your Florida Palm Trees

How to Properly Care for Your Most Valuable Plants Helpful Advice from Buck’s Backyard Palms are a very important part of our Florida landscape. Every time you see a Florida TV commercial or advertisement, the background typically has a palm tree in it. They are everywhere you look, homes, schools, businesses. As important as they…

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