Though its name sounds like a snappy tasting drink, this poisonous and invasive Florida weed is quite deadly and found across the entire State. Its scientific name is “Solanum viarum Dunal” and continues to be an extensive weed growth problem on perennial landscapes...
Building A Garden Pond In 5 Steps
Over the years, some of our Dickerson Landscaping clients have asked us about building a garden pond. Most want to change their landscape, add something unique, or seen one and picture having this decorative piece on their property. The best part, garden ponds are...
4 Lawn Care Tips to Protect Your Tallahassee Landscape
4 Lawn Care Tips That Help Protect Your Tallahassee Landscape Growing a vibrant, luscious green lawn year after year in Leon County can take years to perfect if you don’t know the secret. That’s what we discovered when speaking with many Tallahassee homeowners and...
Your Ultimate Tallahassee Garden Experience Could Be a Fountain
There’s nothing more soothing and calming than that oasis-feeling you get from garden fountains. These sprays are comforting, and beautiful elements found in landscape garden designs. Any time you’ve seen a world-class garden, online or in photos, most often it has a fountain in its background.
Whether it is in Rome, Versailles, Dubai, or Cascades Park, the world over, everyone understands the beauty, relaxation, and meditation fountains bring to any garden, yours included. Nothing achieves that more than a body of water in motion.
Is It True, Tropical Sod Webworms Can Destroy My Tallahassee Lawn?
Yes! It’s that one phone call every landscaping company dreads getting from their customer. They’ve seen how quickly this pest can quietly invade a yard without getting noticed, especially if they are the company that recently installed the beautiful St. Augustine, Zoysia or Bahai lawn at their client’s home.
All it takes is less than a month. The Tropical Sod Webworm takes up residence. It gets into the grass, then down to the roots, and tears it apart from non-stop eating of the turf. And, it looks like this season these pests have arrived sooner than expected.
10 Old-School Remedies That Stops Lawns From Dying
For those of us who used the old reel push mowers as kids, we got excited when our parents finally bought a gas-powered mower. But, even with new lawn care devices and chemical treatments, nothing beats these homegrown tips and techniques our grandparents once taught us. Oddly enough, they still work today to help your grass grow lush and green every summer.
1. It’s Time For Composting
Besides regular watering, lawns need food as well. But before you reach for those synthetic fertilizers that attract pests, consider laying down a layer of compost. It is an all-natural solution that adds organic matter back into the ground resulting in a healthier lawn.
Will Landscaping My Home Increase My Property’s Value?
As a Tallahassee or Leon County homeowner, you’ve invested considerable amounts of money over the years into different home projects, with the hope of increasing your property’s value if and when you decide to sell it. And quite often our Dickerson Landscaping team gets asked this question regularly.
However, to be completely transparent, it all depends. Aside from recession, unemployment, crime, and foreclosures that can happen in any area, landscaping improvements to a home or property will increase interest in the parcel. As for its value, that will always fall under ten particular areas that we’ll cover in today’s column.
Mr. D’s Plant of the Week Series: The Snapdragon
Throughout Tallahassee and Leon County, you have probably seen scores of Snapdragon flowers, especially when driving down one of our gorgeous canopy roads like Centerville, North Meridian or Old St. Augustine.
Or maybe you were given a stunning flower arrangement filled with beautiful multi-colored blooms with names like Madame Butterfly, Royal Bride, or Lucky Lips. Well, more than likely, you were in the presence of a Snapdragon array.
How Do I Choose a Tallahassee Landscaper to Fix My Yard?
You’ve recently purchased a Tallahassee home, and you’re all moved in, or maybe you’ve been at that residence for many years. All you know the time to address your home’s exterior landscape is now. What you see looks okay…but…what you envisioned your property to look like really needs a landscaper’s golden touch to take it from ho-hum to WOW!
So, how do you choose a landscaper to fix your yard and bring your vision to life? In today’s column, we’ll cover how to select a landscaper, your budget, your specs, and a whole lot more.
What Should I Know Before Buying a Garden Leaf Blower?
Are you like most, wanting to save yourself time in the garden when it comes to picking up fallen leaves? Well, you are not alone and why more Tallahassee and Leon County homeowners and property managers rely on garden leaf blowers. It is less time-consuming, and back-breaking compared to pulling out that garden rake to gather up all those fallen leaves.
If this is your first time buying a leaf blower, they are pretty straightforward. You have a high-speed fan encased in a cover. On the side of the fan, tubes are connected and will pump out air at high speeds. Some landscape leaf blowers are handheld, and others come with shoulder straps.