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Tip Of The Week

Tuesday
Apr062010

The Squeeze Test

It's easy to determine if your compost is getting too much water. Just grab a handful of composted material and squeeze it in your hand. You shouldn't be able to squeeze out drops of water.

Tuesday
Jul152008

Install Solar Lighting

Solar Lighting is a quick easy way to spruce up your yard and add safety at night.  Outlining your walkway or patio adds a nice touch. 

Tuesday
Jul082008

Clean and seal your pavers

Sealing concrete pavers can give them a revived fresh look, sometimes bringing out the colors and giving them a wet look.  Sealing can also help prevent the growth of molds and meldew. 

Tuesday
Jul012008

Plant native

Plant Native Research the types of plants native to Jacksonville.  These plants will do better and require less water and maintenance. 

Tuesday
Jun242008

Mulch it - thick

Use mulch and weed-barrier fabric to control weeds.  A four or five inch layer of mulch will last more than three times longer than a layer half as thick while preventing weeds and saving money on delivery cost.
Tuesday
Jun172008

Huge beds

Bigger landscape beds  Don't be afraid to grow the size of planterbeds. Most people tend to make the beds too small, and they tend to crowd the plants.  Well planned large beds can also cut down your weekly maintenance.
Tuesday
Jun102008

Adjust your zones seasonally

Adjust your zones seasonally.  Fine tune watering times for each station to account for different watering requirements due to exposure, shade and sprinkler output.
Tuesday
Jun032008

Monitor your irrigation system

Monitor how many minutes you can run your spray irrigation system before water begins to run off the property. Stop the cycle at that point. Allow the water to fully absorb before running another cycle.