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Tools of the Trade

I found this relic pair of pliers while raking through a knee-high pile of sea grape leaves.    Such an accumulation of leaves indicates quite an extensive passage of time…centuries, at least. Perhaps this tool was once used during the … Continue reading

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A super collection of balls

It seems that super balls abound in Florida. I find them everywhere–in the grass, in the middle of shrubbery, in parking lots, in flower beds, driveways, swimming pools, storm drains, street gutters, bird baths, trash barrels, and even in the … Continue reading

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A Ten Spot

A lot of weird things happen to us lawn monkeys. Actually, I can only speak for myself. A lot of weird things happen to ME as I go about my work week. For instance, take the time I was tooling … Continue reading

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Time for an Irrigation Check

Check your irrigation system at the Spring time of year, before the real heat moves in. Make sure all heads are working properly, and that water coverage is adequate. Only water what needs to be watered! Last I checked, the … Continue reading

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Time to Prune

Spring is a good time to prune your plants. Wait until they stop flowering, then prune moderately. For trees, never prune more than 1/3 the total height. For instance, if your crepe myrtle tree is 12’ tall, remove no more … Continue reading

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Time to Feed

With the advent of spring your plants, trees and lawn are ready to eat. Lent is over! Let the food flow! Choose slow release fertilizers for your entire landscape. These types of fertilizers feed your plants small amounts over a … Continue reading

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We’re Getting Fat!

After a prolonged and weird winter, we’ve finally entered the true spring season. And with spring comes heat, humidity, and swim suits.   And with swim suits comes the startling realization that our bodies have not only turned a nauseating whitish … Continue reading

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Spring has Sprung?

2013 has been a most unpredictable year for climatologists, thus far. In January we were averaging temperatures in the mid-80’s before the month was halfway through! By the time February first rolled around the temperature had dropped fifteen degrees to … Continue reading

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