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Plants for Winter Landscapes

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It's difficult to imagine looking forward to winter, when you have a beautifully landscaped yard. The harsh winter temperatures can make it very difficulty to maintain healthy looking plants. But, what if the coming of winter revealed an entirely new landscape with colors, textures, and shapes that can't be seen at another time of the year? What if the coming of winter meant 3 months of beauty without staking, dead-heading, pruning, or watering a single plant? Do we have your attention now?There...
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5 Strategies for a Smart Landscape Design

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      The traditional view of a landscape design is a detailed drawing of where each shrub and flower bed will be placed. Truth be told, each time you bring home a new plant or ask your landscaper to add some mulch, you are inadvertently playing a part in the design process. Judging from our experience, many landscapes look like a collection of randomly chosen and placed plants that lack cohesion. They can also be a liability and require more expensive pest treatments. Although an overall plan i...
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Fall Landscaping Tips

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 Fall is the last opportunity to protect your yard from winter, and to protect your wallet from money you have put into it! Spread MulchFall mulching is better for the plants that Spring mulching, it helps protect roots from frost and helps retain moisture in cold and dry weather. Spread 2 to 3 inches of fresh mulch around shrubs and trees.Remove the dead and dyingFall is just a good time as any to prune and get rid of any plants that may not make it through winter. Get out those shears and prun...
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Fall and Winter Weed Management

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Weed control is not the same thing as weeding. The main goal of weed control is to decrease weeds to desired amount. Weeding, which is, the removal of weeds may not accomplish this objective , depending on how and when it is done, and what kind of weed you are dealing with. It is possible to actually increase weed numbers through weeding. Rule Number 1: Prevent Weeds from setting seedTime weeding efforts not by how large the weeds are getting, but by observing their development. If you are seein...
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Take Advantage of Cool Fall Air

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Adjust Your Mowing HeightIf you raised the height of your lawn mower in the summer to reduce heat stress to your lawn, return the mower deck to its normal mowing height (about 2 inches tall is best for most grasses) in fall. Cutting your lawn slightly shorter in autumn helps prevent the grass from matting down under leaves. Avoid cutting the grass too short, however. Tightly clipped turf area has fewer roots and allows weeds to get a foothold.Water on ScheduleMost lawns need water whenever it's ...
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Why TLL Should Power Wash Your Home Today!

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Those of us that live in the Southern area know what it's like to deal with crummy weather. It gets really hot, and really cold (at least we think so), really wet, and then really humid. The weather is unpredictable! Power washing your home is the best way to get rid of mold, mildew and stains on your home's brick/wood patio or vinyl siding. Take the first step to protecting your home by getting a FREE POWER WASHING ESTIMATE from Tallahassee Lawn & Landscape today!
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TOP 10 Tips for Maintaining a HealthyLawn

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1. Don't let your lawn starve.The difference between a "so-so" lawn and a truly beautiful lawn is regular nutrition throughout the growing season. Healthy, thick, green lawns that are free of problems receive four or five feedings with fertilizer a year.2. Don't let problems sneak up.Weeds, grubs and tiny insects you can't even see can get the better of your lawn before you know it. The secret is applying the right protection at the right time. 3. Mow your grass tall.Set your mowers on one of th...
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How to Protect Your Garden During a Harsh Summer

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Sometimes, particularly when you area experiences an uncharacteristically fierce summer, extreme weather events can become more common than we'd like. In more temperate climates, such a change may not last long and many plants recover quickly or summer minimal heat shock loss. In hotter climates however, an extremely dry summer can last many months.
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When to Water

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How to water plants? It's all about paying attention
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The Secrets to Successful Planting

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One sunny morning coming soon, you'll feel an irresistible urge to plant your garden. Before you pick up a trowel or open a seed packet, check out these hints to help you succeed.
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