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South Florida residents who want tips on selecting the perfect plants for their yards can find lots of free information from landscaping experts in greater Palm Beach County. Experts will answer questions via phone and email. Lots of useful information is online for free. Florida Master Gardener Volunteer is a title granted by the University of Florida/ IFAS to individuals who complete a Master Gardener Volunteer training course and required volunteer hours. 

The purpose of the Florida Master Gardener Volunteer program is to “create and retain volunteers who educate and provide research-based information to the public about planning and maintaining urban, suburban and rural landscapes with a focus on environmental stewardship.”  

If you happen

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Landscaping the Florida-Friendly way means using low maintenance plants and environmentally sustainable practices. Here are a few of the ways you can improve your home’s landscaping.

Water infrequently but thoroughly

Most lawns need about 3/4 to 1 inch of water once per week, or once every two weeks when the weather cools. Water can come from rain, or from irrigation. Infrequent but deep watering encourages deep rooting, as well as healthier and hardier plants with a greater tolerance for drought.

Water at the right time of day

Water early in the day, especially in warmer weather, when evaporation rates are lowest.

Watch your lawn instead of a schedule or calendar

Your lawn needs watering when:

  • Grass blades are folded in half
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Like a book in the clearance rack with a tattered cover, a home with a run-down exterior won't attract buyers. That’s why you want to make that first impression a great one — and invite buyers to take a look around, instead of moving onto the next listing. Here are outdoor improvements that boost your home’s curb appeal.

Clean Up the Front Porch

It doesn’t matter if you have a grand, sweeping porch, or a concrete step leading to your front door, the exterior entryway can help sell your home. Now's the time for a fresh coat of paint on the front door. Pressure-wash the grime off the porch with a machine you can rent at your local home and garden store, or pay someone to do it. A new welcome mat can cost you $25 or less. Potted flowers and a

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It is easy to see why succulents are some of the most popular plantsin South Florida. Their unique shapes, colors, textures, and sizes add interest and contemporary interest to the décor of a room. They also look great on their own or paired with other succulents. Not to mention, they’re so easy to grow and can handle drought.

The climate in Palm Beach County can be thought-provoking when trying to garden.  Maybe you are a “green thumb” gardener or a weekend garden warrior fitting it in when you can, succulents are an easy fit.  Whether your goal is just maintaining a healthy landscape or creating an ever-changing tropical paradise, knowledge is the key when it comes to Improper watering is the biggest cause of succulents dying.  These plants have

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