The first seed catalogs are arriving in the mail. Spring is officially getting closer! You may still be hunkered inside but there’s plenty to do in February while you wait for the weather to warm up. Some of these items may be zone-specific. Check with your county extension office or local nursery for advice about specific…

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As the temperature starts to drop, it’s more pleasant to spend time outdoors. And while you’re enjoying the change of seasons, there are a few ways you can also help your lawn make the transition.Autumn’s cooler temperatures and spotty rainfall are actually great conditions for your lawn to absorb energy, moisture and nutrients before it…

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Lawn care advice often distinguishes between warm-season and cool-season grasses, with each group being named after its best growing season. Warm-season grasses thrive in high temperatures; cool-season grasses love cooler weather. There are several turf varieties within each group, so you have plenty of options depending on where you live, where you need sod and…

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Here’s how to show your lawn a little love April is National Lawn Care Month. It’s a good time to remember one of our favorite mottos: “Be kind to your lawn, and your lawn will be kind to you.” According to the National Association of Landscape Professionals (smart people who know about these things), the…

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Why does it often seem as if winter is the longest season of the year? We are ready for spring to finally get here. We’ll know spring has arrived when … Washington D.C.’s cherry blossoms are in full bloom. For healthy cherry trees, use a well-balanced fertilizer that contains potassium, phosphate and nitrogen. But avoid…

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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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