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Winter Skipped Florida: What That Means for Your Landscape

  It's easy to imagine you chortling as the word is uttered. "Winter?" you ask. "What's that?" Indeed, while people in other states lament the endless days of gray and rain, Floridians of ten beg to know when the blistering heat will fade. Couple that with the warm winter we had this 2016-2017 season and many of us wonder how our landscapes will fare. 

How to Use Color Theory in Landscape Design

Contemporary landscape design is a whirlwind of color. Its hues can be integrated into the...

Have you Fallen for One of These Landscaping Myths?

When it comes to landscaping, there's an abundance of myths that can make your head swim and your...

5 New Year's Resolutions for Your Backyard & Your Peace of Mind

While January garners all the fame for New Year's resolutions, February often winds up the bad guy....

9 Free (or Nearly Free) Things to Create a New Backyard Play Space

The backdrop for many childhood memories is rooted in the outdoors. Aside from the pesky...

Beyond the Bright: Subtle Ways to Decorate Your Landscape for the Holidays

In 2014, the average consumer in the United States spent, on average, $55 on holiday decorations....

Now is the Time to Plan Your Winter or Spring Landscaping Projects

Our mild Northwest Florida fall and winter climate makes it possible for property owners to enjoy a...

Cooler Temperatures Increase the Potential for Large Patch Turf Fungus

As Northwest Florida temperatures finally start to moderate during the middle of Fall, we face the...

3 Tips to Maintain Outdoor Lighting Energy Efficiency During Winter

The end of daylight savings time means we’ll experience earlier sunsets and later sunrises. For all...

Tips for Adjusting Your Landscape Irrigation System in Late Fall

Northwest Florida property owners rely on their underground irrigation systems to keep their lawns...

How to Use Landscaping to Get the Most Out of Your Outdoor Living Area

With year round favorable weather, the amount of outdoor space a property has can be just as...

Creating a Four-Season Landscape Design for Your Northwest Florida Yard

Northwest Florida homeowners enjoy mild winters compared to our neighbors in Northern states....

4 Landscaping Mistakes to Avoid this Fall in Northwest Florida

For most home owners, the fall can be a chaotic time of year. The kids are back at school, and...

Using Color to Capture the Essence of Fall – Even in Northwest Florida!

Northwest Florida doesn’t experience the cool, crisp fall temperatures that characterize Autumn in...

How to Create the Ultimate Outdoor Kitchen in Northwest Florida

There is no better way to take advantage of everything Northwest Florida outdoor living areas can...

3 Simple Ways to Control Weeds in Your Northwest Florida Landscape

Regardless of how hard you try to control the weeds in your landscape, by August and September, the...

Choosing Plants for Waterfront Properties in Northwest Florida

Nothing is more vital to every aspect of Florida life than water. Boasting the country’s largest...

How Landscape Lighting Enhances Residential and Commercial Properties

Outdoor lighting is an important addition to the landscaping design of any commercial or...

Which Northwest Florida Trees Can Resist Hurricane Force Winds?

As Northwest Florida business owners, we understand how important first impressions are to the...

5 Ways to Get Your Outdoor Space Ready for Seasonal Entertaining

Memorial Day and Independence Day have come and gone. We’re halfway through summer and the next big...

Caring for Your Florida Landscape in the Heat of the Summer

As the temperatures rise above 80 degrees F and stay there for the next three months or more, as...

The Importance of Good Communication with Commercial Landscapers

Commercial landscaping customers run the gamut from property owners who rent space to retailers and...

Creative Ideas for Enhancing Small Outdoor Living Areas in Florida

Northwest Florida residents are always eager to spend time outside. It’s not surprising then that...

The Landscape Design Process: What it Involves and How it Works

The landscape design process is essential to creating a successful outdoor area that serves the...

What's Eating My Lawn? Northwest Florida's Most Common Turf Insects

Being a homeowner in Northwest Florida has many advantages, including a year-round climate that is...

Top Landscaping Maintenance Mistakes That Novice Homeowners Make

Northwest Florida homeowners and property investors know that outdoor living is a vital part of our...

The Importance of Hard Pruning Your Landscape

Our residential customers know that in Northwest Florida, there are no seasonal breaks when it...

Artificial Grass — Does It Makes Sense For Your Commercial Property?

Seeing rolling green hills of lush grass is lovely to look at. However, maintaining that natural...

5 Pro Tips For Planning The Landscape Of Your Dreams

If you’re thinking of overhauling your landscape, you’re probably excited to get started. You might...

Frost Alert? How To Prevent Winter Damage On Florida Landscapes

While Florida rarely sees temperatures dipping below freezing, it does happen. Homeowners and...

GreenEarth’s 5 Favorite Plants For A Colorful Winter Landscape

Even though Florida’s a state not known for snowfall, our landscaping still changes in winter. And...

6 Hard-To-Ignore Benefits Of Hiring A Full-Service Landscaping Company

From the pool cleaner to the house cleaner, to the plumber and electrician — it’s hard enough to...

4 Sustainable Commercial Landscaping Trends In Northwest Florida For 2016

From property owners to property managers, many of our commercial clients ask us about ways to make...

5 Fast-Growing Windbreak Plants For Florida Landscapes

Living close to the Florida coast, the wind can get in the way of outdoor enjoyment. Some of our...

6 Cost Considerations For Installing A Natural Privacy Fence

You own a beautiful home and want to spend time outdoors. No offense to your neighbors, but you...

How Should I Compare Bids From Multiple Commercial Landscapers?

As a property manager seeking commercial landscaping bids, it can be confusing comparing bids from...

5 Outdoor Living Trends In Northwest Florida For 2016

One of the best reasons to live in Florida is access to the outdoors year round. Our clients often...

Beware! 5 Red Flags In A Commercial Landscape Maintenance Contract

As a commercial property manager, part of your job is to oversee the property’s landscaping...

Winter Lawn Care — Is Winterizing Your Florida Lawn Necessary?

Clients often ask us whether they need to winterize their lawn. After all, in Florida plants grow...

Timeline: How Long Will A New Landscape Installation Take?

Some of our clients are happy with the general state of their landscaping and then there are others...

Quality Check: How Should I Review My Landscaper’s Work?

Whether you use a landscape contractor for weekly maintenance or you commission a one-time project...

7 Low-Maintenance Landscaping Ideas For Vacation Rentals On Highway 30-A

If you’ve purchased a vacation rental home, you know that a big part of the home’s appeal is the...

5 Can't-Miss Commercial Landscaping Ideas For Business Entrances

The saying “you only have one chance to make a first impression” is true. Whether you’re trying to...

How Much Does It Cost To Remove A Palm Tree In Northwest Florida?

Making sure your trees are healthy are an important part of taking care of your landscaping. In...

Start Here — GreenEarth’s Landscaping Guide For First Time Homeowners

After buying a new home or vacation home, there’s a lot to think about. Of course you’ve dropped a...

Edible Landscaping — The 5 Best Fruit Trees In North Florida

Trees offer shade and can be gorgeous to look at, but wouldn’t it be great if you could also grow...

What Is The Best Grass For Dogs In Northern Florida?

Maintaining a lush lawn shouldn’t take a hit because your dog uses it as his personal bathroom....

Property Managers: How To Tell If A Tree Is Dead In 7 Easy Steps

Trees provide a lot of benefits to landscaping. They’re attractive with lush leaves and sometimes...

Do You Know How to Lay Patio Pavers?

How hard is it to dig and rake out a flat area of the lawn and lay down pavers? Well, to do the job...

4 Pruning Tips For Overgrown Shrubs On Commercial Properties

Some of our commercial clients ask us what tasks to consider with regular landscape maintenance....

3 Types Of Top Dressing To Use After Lawn Aeration

Our Florida Panhandle landscaping clients want their residential and commercial lawns to look their...

Pros And Cons Of Landscaping With Native Plants In Northern Florida

You may have heard about native plants and wondered why someone would choose them over other...

Patio 101: What Is A Pergola?

If you’re looking to make your patio a more popular place to hang out, consider adding a pergola. A...

4 Colorful Foliage Plants For Low Maintenance Landscaping

Flowers provide gorgeous color and pop, but sometimes they’re high maintenance and their flowers...

5 Pool Hardscape Ideas To Maximize This Outdoor Space

With Florida’s extended warm weather seasons, it’s easy to spend months at a time outdoors,...

When Is The Best Time To Plant Trees In Northern Florida?

Northern Florida’s warm climate means you can plant trees any time of the year, but different trees...

What’s Eating My Lawn? Look Out For These 3 Florida Lawn Pests

In the months ahead a variety of insects will attempt to eat lawns throughout the Florida...

What Is Landscape Grading — And Do I Need It?

Landscape grading isn’t one of those maintenance details that immediately comes to mind when you’re...

6 Colorful Flowers That Do Well In Shade

It’s time to start thinking about summer color in the garden! Picking the flower varietals to plant...

6 Factors Affecting Concrete Sidewalk Repair Costs

If your commercial property’s sidewalk is uneven or has chunks missing from it, it’s time to...

5 Landscape Design Ideas For Erosion And Sediment Control

Living in Florida, you might have seen firsthand how intense rainstorms can affect the landscaping....

5 Commercial Landscape Lighting Ideas For Pedestrian Safety

When our clients have us evaluate their property for landscaping improvements, usually they want us...

Will Container Gardening With Succulents Liven Up My Landscape?

Some of our residential landscaping clients here in the Florida Panhandle like to add diversity to...

6 Red Flags Your Commercial Landscape Irrigation System Is Faulty

Living in Florida, a lush green lawn is a given. Sometimes problems occur between landscaping...

The 7 Best Trees And Shrubs For Privacy Screening In Your Backyard

Fences make good neighbors, but so do trees and shrubs — at least trees and shrubs acting as...

What Is The Best Decking Material For My North Florida Deck?

When you’re in search of the best decking materials, it’s hard to know which to use. There are...

Countdown To Spring: 4 Landscape Maintenance Tips For Winter

“What do you do in the winter months when the grass isn’t growing?” That is the most common...

How Long Will A Commercial Landscape Installation Take?

One of the first questions our clients ask us when planning out a new residential or commercial...

Annuals Vs. Perennials: Which Is Right For Your Landscape?

Clients often wonder which are the best types of flowers to plant in their Northwest Florida...

Common Spring Lawn Diseases In Florida: Commercial Properties Beware

Sometimes it’s hard to distinguish between common spring lawn diseases, pest damage and plant death...

How Much Does Commercial Landscaping Cost in Florida?

When potential clients approach us about commercial landscape maintenance costs, they have a lot of...

The Most Popular Patio Shapes: Curvy, Angular & Everything In Between

When clients are working with us to design their Florida panhandle landscapes, they ask a lot of...

When Is The Best Time To Fertilize Your Lawn In Florida?

A lawn is great to look at, but it’s a science to maintain! Our clients have a lot of questions...

Natural Stone Vs Pavers Vs Concrete: What Is The Best Patio Material?

If you’re looking to redo or add a patio, you’re probably wondering what type of material is the...

Decks Vs. Patios: What's The Perfect Choice For Your Home?

One of the questions we get a lot from our residential clients at GreenEarth Landscape Services is...

Do I Need To Winterize My Irrigation System In Florida?

Some of our clients ask us whether they need to winterize their irrigation systems in the Florida...

Extend the life of your landscape into winter with landscape lighting

The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting longer. Even in sunny Florida, effective...

What's The Best Hardscape Material For Your Commercial Landscape?

Take a look around your commercial property with fresh eyes. Try to envision it as your tenants do,...

10 Questions to Ask When Interviewing a New Commercial Landscape Contractor

As a commercial property owner or manager, making sure your property looks its best is important to...

Why Hire A Pro to Aerate, Overseed And Topdress Your Lawn?

Maintaining a beautiful lawn requires some work. More than just mowing, watering and fertilizing,...

7 Plants To Keep Your Florida Panhandle Landscape On Trend For Autumn

Just like in fashion, you can enjoy trending seasonal colors in your yard. You can keep these rich...

The 7 Most Important Commercial Landscape Maintenance Tasks

If you hire a landscaping company for your commercial property, there are certain things you expect...

5 Tips To Hurricane Proof Your Florida Panhandle Landscape

Hurricane season comes once a year — from June 1 to November 30 — raising alert levels across the...

Landscape Enhancements To Transform Your Backyard Into An Oasis

To be literal, an oasis is a lush, water-filled area in a desert environment. Florida is no desert,...

Florida-Friendly Plants That Are Perfect For Containers

Whether your home has a large yard or none at all, container plants are a great addition to inject...

The Best Hardscape Material For Your Patio

Your patio is a place of refuge, a place to sit with your family and friends, enjoying good meals...

4 Small Landscape Enhancements with Huge ROI For Your Florida Panhandle Commercial Property

First impressions count! Whether your Florida panhandle commercial property welcomes shoppers or...

We C.A.R.E.! How GreenEarth's 7-Step Sales Process Works

Have you ever met with a salesperson and quickly realized that the person is speaking a different...

Smart Irrigation Month: Here’s How To Make Your Irrigation More Intelligent

July is Smart Irrigation Month, a good reminder to check out your irrigation system to make sure...

Light Up Your Commercial Property! Here Are 4 Areas To Illuminate.

In the day time, your commercial property’s landscaping looks fabulous: neatly trimmed lawn,...

Smart Irrigation Controls — And Futuristic Other Technology Available Now

Just like Amazon.com, farmers are starting to use drones. But they’re not for deliveries; they’re...

Halogen and LED and Solar Landscape Lighting, Oh My!

Whether you’re planning a new landscape design or adding to your current one, the right landscape...

What Are Florida’s Biggest Summer Pest Threats?

You work hard to have a beautiful green lawn at home or your commercial property. But Florida’s...

How To Pet Proof Your Florida Turfgrass

Dog may be a man’s best friend, but dogs are not a friend of Florida turfgrass! If you’re finding...

What Is Pine Straw Doing In My Florida Garden?

When we talk about landscaping, we’re talking about more than just grass, plants and trees. There’s...

Don’t Turn Your Sprinklers On Before Reading These 6 Irrigation Maintenance Tips

With some households using up to 50 percent of their home water consumption on landscaping,...

More Than Money: 5 Landscaping Factors That Really Matter

If you’re looking for a landscape contractor to install a fresh, new landscape on your property...

What’s The Best Material For Your New Retaining Wall?

You want to add an attractive wall around your raised garden bed. Maybe you’re sick and tired of...

4 Questions To Ask Before Beginning Your Next Landscape Project

Prior to starting a new landscape project, there are many factors to consider in order to assure...

Yes — You Can Have A Beautiful Lawn That's Eco Friendly, Too!

They say you can't have your cake and eat it, too. Honestly, we're not even sure what that means....

8 Reasons To Thank Your Lawn During National Lawn Care Month

A brief history lesson: Lawns originated as symbols of wealth in royal and la-di-da circles in...

Top 3 Reasons To Add A Retaining Wall To Your Florida Panhandle Landscape

One of the factors that draws prospective homeowners to Florida is the beauty and variety of our...

Landscape Elements That Will Instantly Boost Your Home's Curb Appeal

We’ve all made a few gambles on our appearance that didn’t quite work out the way we wanted. The...

How To Care For Your Florida Panhandle Landscape After a Hard Freeze

Every 10 years or so we experience abnormally cold weather in the Florida panhandle, the unusual...

Why Container Gardens Are Perfect In Florida Landscapes

5 Healthy Turf Tips For Florida Panhandle Homeowners

It's easy to take Florida panhandle turfgrass for granted. It keeps our feet cool during the hot...

Celebrate Arbor Day In Your Florida Panhandle Landscape

Drip Irrigation Versus Overhead Sprinklers: What's Best For Your Florida Landscape?

Our landscape selections say a lot about who we are as homeowners. But no matter what types of...

4 Big Landscape Wishes To Start the New Year

How to Tell If Palm Trees In Your Florida Panhandle Landscape Are Suffering

The Top 3 Paving Materials for Around Your Florida Swimming Pool

Great Customer Service

Landscaping is not just landscaping, if you want to have a beautiful outdoor space and a good...

Seal Your Florida Patio's Pavers for Long-Lasting Outdoor Beauty

In most cases, time is your landscape's friend. Especially here in Florida, after a few seasons, a...

Five Areas to Add Lighting to Your Florida Panhandle Landscape

Winter Landscape Maintenance Tips for Your Florida Panhandle Home

Fall Color

As fall approaches in the Florida Panhandle the thought of beautiful seasonal annuals might enter...

Why Lawn Aeration and Topdressing are Important For Your Florida Panhandle Lawn

GreenEarth Landscape Services Gives Back!

Weeds targeting Florida Panhandle Turf

The past several months in the Florida Panhandle we have had a lot of rain!  This rain has created...

Tips For Attracting Wildlife to Your Florida Landscape

Snow White had a pretty good life.

4 Tips for More Efficient Irrigation in the Florida Panhandle

Turf problems in the Florida Panhandle

A good agronomic program can make the difference between a beautiful lawn and one that is...

3 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Florida Landscape Contractor

4 Tips for Better Communicating With Your Landscape Provider

In order to get what you want from your landscape provider you must communicate with them. ...

4 Plants to Help You Create a Florida Friendly Landscape

We have a delicate relationship with moisture here in Florida, as we mentioned in last week's blog...

Irrigation: A Necessity for Hot, Dry Summers in Florida

Florida's summer heat and lack of rain can put a strain on any residential or commercial landscape....

Summer Landscape Care: 4 Ways to Keep Your Landscape Healthy in Florida's Heat

Florida's summer heat is great for business at Disney World, but elsewhere in the state, it can...

5 Planning Tips for Your Next Landscaping Project

One of the reasons we at GreenEarth Landscape Services have decided to build a better website and...