How to keep your plants watered while you’re on vacation
We all have our routines when it comes to traveling away from home for a few days. Maybe you stop the mail and newspaper delivery, have the neighbors keep an eye on your place and arrange to have your pets looked after. But what about your container plants?
How to protect and save your plants this winter
This past weekend left many across Southeast Georgia and Northeast Florida with frozen grass and dead plants due to hard freeze conditions. Starting Saturday morning, photos of frozen plants were flowing in on StormPins, along with questions on what to do with the now brown/dead plants. Amanda Herrera-Hernandez with Liberty Landscape Supply went through the steps to keep your plants healthy through the winter and what to do with the dead parts. This dead part of the plant will protect further growth through the rest of winter. Liberty Landscape Supply also has some blog posts on how to help treat cold damaged plants and what materials to use to cover your plants.
Tips to making your own backyard habitat
There are many ways to stay busy at home without making a permanent dent in the couch, like making a backyard habitat! This past spring, News4Jax explained how to become a backyard naturalist during the pandemic and now we’re going to dig a little deeper. Florida Fish and Wildlife experts suggest that making your yard into a backyard habitat takes it to the next level by supporting local wildlife. “Florida-native plants provide beautiful textures, dimensions and color to your landscape while also benefiting local wildlife such as pollinators and birds," said Amanda Herrera-Hernandez , business development coordinator at Liberty Landscape Supply. Another key step to remember would be to provide the elements of good habitat essential to all wildlife, like food, water, shelter and space to raise young.