VENICE, Fla. – Dec. 14, 2018 – Less is best. Grass, that is.
That summed up one attendee’s learning experience at a Florida Friendly Landscaping workshop recently at Venice City Hall. Around 60 residents attended.
Members of the University of Florida’s Extension Office described the nine basic principles of Florida Friendly Landscapes and imparted sage advice that left some scratching their heads.
For example, do your shrubs need constant pruning? Then you don’t have the right shrub in the right place.
“It’s not healthy to prune over and over,” said Wilma Holley, a Florida Friendly Landscaping program specialist with the UF/IFAS Extension. “If you need something five feet tall, look for a plant that grows five feet tall. Then you can rest in the hammock and enjoy Florida because you aren’t pruning all the time.”
One of those bad habits is over-fertilizing. How many times a year should you fertilize? Once, experts say, if at all. In the Spring.
Great Advices to protect our environment and avoid future disasters!
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