What Are Formosan Termites and How Can I Spot Them?

What are creamy white to brown, have six legs, and are about a half an inch long? Formosan Termites! These termites fall into one of three groups: reproductive, soldiers, or workers, and they are often referred to as “super termites” as they are the most aggressive of...

Bringing the Butterflies to You

Gardens are innately a beautiful thing to behold, but a garden with butterflies? That’s just heavenly! Contrary to what you may think, gardening for the purpose of attracting butterflies is not difficult at all. Effective butterfly gardens don’t require a large amount...

Don’t Allow Household Pests to Spring Break Into Your Home!

The saying goes that, in life, we must take the bad with the good. When it comes to living in Florida, the good is the sunny days, ocean breezes and tropical climate. The bad is the pests, which apparently seem to enjoy the Florida lifestyle, too! With an ecosystem as...

Stop and Smell the Roses

Happy spring! We love our roses here in northeast Florida because they give us beautiful blooms all year round. Right now, we have Fortuniana rootstock roses in our Garden Center, and they are especially amazing – not to mention, hard to find! Something else we have...

Weed Control

You work hard to maintain a beautiful, thick, and green lawn; but somehow, those weeds just keep coming back.  How do you finally get rid of the crabgrass in your Florida lawn? A great first step is making sure that your turf or yard is free of pests. Often times,...

When to Prune What

Spring is upon us, which means it’s an important time of year for our landscapes; especially because it’s pruning season! Pruning your plants at the proper time of year is essential to their overall health and longevity. Although pruning at the wrong time of year...

Practical Tips for Keeping Termites Away From your Home

Termites have the potential to cause detrimental damage to your home, and can be a very expensive pest to eradicate. Termites have the ability to damage the structural integrity of your home, so it’s important to have a plan of action in place to keep termites away....

Protecting Plants in Cold Weather & Start Planning for Spring

This time of year, many people are busy making New Year’s Resolutions as they look to the New Year for a fresh start. Aside from creating a healthier lifestyle, one of the most popular resolutions people set each year is to improve their home, including their...

German Roaches

The German cockroach is the most common species of the cockroach. Because they are so adaptable, they have successfully adjusted to living with humans. The German cockroach is best identified by its small size and by two dark parallel lines running from the back of...