GARDENING TIPS TO MAKE HOME YOUR HAPPY PLACE
CELEBRATE EARTH DAY April 22,2021
FLORIDA NATIVES
Naturally beautiful, easy to grow, and environmentally friendly...

Find these and other Florida Friendly plants at our NEW ONLINE STORE
Discover the advantages of planting Florida natives in your yard.
As part of our natural habitat, they won’t require a lot of extra care, eliminating the excessive use of water and fertilizers, saving you time and money while helping to keep Florida’s ecosystem healthy. They are also a good source of food for wildlife, attracting birds, including hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees. 
For an extensive list of Florida Natives, go to https://www.fnps.org
LAWN MAINTENANCE TIPS FOR APRIL
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Consider a soil test for your lawn

Having a soil sample analysis done provides a baseline of information for what your lawn and garden need for healthy growth and blooms. If, for instance, the analysis shows the yard has adequate amounts of phosphorus, adding more is not only unnecessary but could be harmful in stormwater runoff resulting in algae blooms and fish kills. The proper fertilization timing is likewise essential as nutrients, including potassium and iron, aren’t bioavailable for grass uptake until the soil is warm. Once the ground warms and turfgrass roots awaken from dormancy various fertilizer formulas allow the uptake of nutrients and benefit a healthy growth cycle.


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Be on the look out for spring lawn and garden pest and rain induced diseases.

Regularly inspect your lawn and garden in April for harmful insects such as aphids, citrus leaf-miner, chinch bugs, mealybugs, and other pests that can quickly devastate an otherwise healthy landscape. April showers bring fungus and mildew. So be on the lookout for powdery mildew, black spot, and sooty mold.
Protect your lawn and garden against pests and pathogens with good cultural practices like frequent cleaning of pruning shears and other lawn care tools along with appropriate watering and fertilization regimes. And remember that not all insects are harmful. Ladybugs, lacewings, praying mantis, and many other insects provide pest control benefits to your lawn and garden. To nurture them requires care in the types and application of commonly used pesticides.

For help with identifying appropriate organic pesticides contact or visit our garden center.
For lawn care, fertilization, and lawn pest control contact our lawn care department for a 
LANDSCAPE PROJECT OF THE MONTH
An attractive way to meet the Beaches' stormwater mitigation codes.
John Cacchione, Earth Works Designer, discusses the benefits of incorporating a drainage swale in this Atlantic Beach landscape design to provide aesthetic benefits while protecting the environment and other neighbors’ property from stormwater runoff. 
Come in, find the purple tags and take advantage of this great deal while suplies last.
Plus, check out our NEW ONLINE STORE! There you will find our latest arrivals, current inventory, and pricing! You can purchase online and pick up or call for delivery
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