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How to Prepare Your Palms and Landscaping for Hurricane Season

High winds from a hurricane not only can bring disaster to your home, but to your yard as well! The best way you can have a chance of keeping too much damage from happening, is to take precautions well before hurricane season to prepare your palms and landscaping.

Prepare Your Palm Trees

Palm trees love tropical weather, which makes Florida the perfect home for them! This particular tree requires preparation and maintenance all year to protect it during hurricane season.

To increase the strength of your palm trees, they must be fertilized at least two to three times a year, approximately every 4-6 months, to ensure proper nutrition. Additionally, palm tree owners should remove brown/dying fronds. Fronds are the source of health and nutrition for a palm tree and they need to be in top-notch shape before a storm hits. Pruning your palm tree too much can actually be detrimental to the overall health of your palm. However, you should remove coconuts prior to a hurricane, as they can become dangerous projectiles.

If you are looking for palm trees that are particularly adapted to hurricane conditions, choose a species such as Sabel Minor or Serenoa for your lawn. Work with a ...

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Protect Your Landscaping from the Summer Heat in Florida with These Four Hot Tips!

Southern states like Florida, Georgia, and Louisiana have to prepare for heat all year long. However, summers in the southern states are extremely hot, with temperatures that reach well over 80°F daily for several months in a row. During the summer, the heat beats down on your lawn and landscaping causing heat stress and sunburn on your plant life.

Help your plants beat the heat this summer and keep your property flourishing with these six expert tips.

Tip #1: Build your landscape for shade.

When designing landscapes in Florida, consider elements that can add shade, in order to help roots stay cool and plants to stay healthy. Mulching is a huge part of making sure your soil and roots stay cool. Choose natural mulch or compost mulch, which are the best choices for insulation.

Install plants that offer shade and protection while complementing your focal plants. Broadleaf plants such as Hostas, or ground covers like Juniper and Sedum, offer protective shade for soil in your landscaping beds.

Tip #2: Adjust your fertilizer and herbicides to accommodate the heat.

When it comes to landscapes and lawns, it actually is possible to have "too much of a good...

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