Harmony Care

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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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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When it comes to Florida Lawn Pests… Three’s a Crowd!

Advice from Buck’s Backyard Have you seen these “suspects” in your backyard? Insects are the most prolific animals on earth. They make up 70-80 percent of all known kinds of animals.  There are over 1 million species found in the United States alone, and new ones being discovered all the time. All that being said,…

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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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How to Prepare for the Dry Season in Florida

Tips from Buck’s Backyard The Right Amount of Irrigation Requires Some Education! I am frequently asked how much should I water my grass and landscape beds. Well that is a great question that believe it or not is not easily answered! So here we go… You can go onto numerous websites and read their info…

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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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