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THE DUCK DAYS OF SUMMER: TO MOW OR NOT TO MOW

Some days it’s easy to read Mother Nature and tell our mow crews to go home. She’s hurling big lightning bolts and throwing down rain. Since we don’t want to endanger our crews or damage lawns with deep mower ruts, we call it a day and send everyone home. For…

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MAKE SURE YOUR IRRIGATION EXPERT ISN’T WET BEHIND THE EARS.

According to the Florida Forest Service, many areas of our state are experiencing abnormally low precipitation to severe drought, even though water defines Florida with two bordering oceans, Lake Okeechobee and 50,000 miles of rivers, streams and waterways. So when it comes to watering your landscape, ask your certified irrigation…

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COMPARISONS OF COMMON ST. AUGUSTINE CULTIVARS

ArtisTree Landscape is frequently asked what type of sod is best to install, and our answer is always “it depends.” Many residential communities limit and/or control the type of sod you can install -- here in Southwest Florida it’s typically St. Augustine or Zoysia. Popular St. Augustine sod has several…

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RIPRAP DOESN’T DESERVE A BAD WRAP.

Q: I think it’s a bunch of rubbish (or should I say rubble) that our landscape architect is recommending riprap for our seawall. To me, riprap looks like a bunch of dirty rocks, and I can hardly believe I’m expected to pay for this stuff. Seriously? A: It’s easy to…

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