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ALIEN CROP CIRCLES OR JUST BROWN SPOTS?

I know the homeowner was just joking when he called the brown spots on his lawn “miniature crop circles caused by aliens. But he did have a point. Brown spots do seem to come out of nowhere and seemingly overnight (sans paranormal sound, I hope). But there’s really no mystery to them, and…

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IS YOUR LANDSCAPE COMPANY IN A RUT?

The rain started pouring and I had a decision to make: either tell our landscape-maintenance crew to finish mowing as fast as it could, or just call it a day and come back the next morning. The showers slowed for a bit, but the skies didn’t look good and I…

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WHEN YOU’RE IN A BIG STORM, LITTLE THINGS MEAN A LOT.

When Tropical Storm Debby blew through, one Sarasota couple was relieved that their neighborhood didn’t get flooded. But their beautiful Glaucous cassia -- aka scrambled egg tree -- was not so lucky. Within minutes it seemed to faint to the ground, its long brilliant clusters of flowers fanned out like…

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