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Fall in Love with Yard Clean-up

Ah, it’s once again time to get your yard cleaned up in time for spring. Here are a few tips you might just love… Want to put an end to that backbreaking bending over during yard work? Try some big plastic leaf scoops to make light yard debris pick-up easy! Sturdy reusable yard bags are a lightweight way to load …

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Tips to Improve Soil Quality

Everyone and everything can use some rejuvenation from time to time – even our soil. Our gardens yearn for rich, moist earth where the earthworms frolic. So how can we transform our soil from that dry, nutrient-deprived hard stuff to the good stuff? One great way is to top our garden soil with several inches of compost this winter and …

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How to Prepare Your Garden for Winter

Long periods of unwelcoming weather can adversely affect the soil in our gardens. Consequently, we need to recharge our garden beds during the winter months so that we can harvest flavorful, nutrient-rich vegetables and herbs and vibrant, healthy flowers and plants. There are several things you can do to replace essential nutrients within your soil, protect it from the harsher …

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Electric vs. Gas Lawn Mowers

We have a really long, pretty much endless, mowing season here in Florida. So, it behooves us to do our research on which mower will work best for us. Let’s consider electric versus gas lawn mowers, shall we? That one huge bang for our buck, when it comes to electric lawn mowers, is the fact that we don’t have gas …

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2021 Gardening Trends

As we all are incredibly aware, this year has been very different from those in the past. Our world seems to have tipped on its axis. In fact, everything seems to have taken a new direction…even our gardening trends. Since the dawn of so much more school and work from home, we are definitely trending toward turning our garden areas …

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Flowering Shrubs That Thrive in Full Sun

Florida’s sun can be harsh, but keep in mind that plants acquire their energy from sunlight with a little thing called photosynthesis (biology class flashback!), so there ARE some bushes that actually thrive in Florida’s full sun.  Some flowering shrubs that have no fear of the hot midday sun include hibiscus, which produce gorgeous, large, tropical looking flowers and grow …

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Landscaping Tips from Edgewater Yard Shop

We’ve learned a lot of things about life this year, one of which is that our home should be a haven. In particular, you may want to consider a few upgrades to your yard to create your own private oasis, since investing in your landscaping can yield remarkable returns. So here are a few dos and don’ts that might be …

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How to Create a Garden that Attracts Pollinating Insects

Do you know how to make sure that honeybees, butterflies and other pollinating insects become frequent visitors in your garden?  First off, don’t forget the shrubs! Shrubs, often underestimated in their ability to entice beneficial pollinators, are an important element to include in your garden for a variety of reasons. Possibly most important to note is the fact that shrubs …

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It’s Springtime! Fun Plants to Plant this Year…

Spring is a lovely time of year, a time when butterflies break free of their cocoons and spread their wings. It’s also the perfect time for us to spread our wings in the garden, and there are tons of fun flowers that flourish during springtime in Florida to help us do just that! Since we live in Florida, our choices …