Creating a Florida-Friendly Garden Starts with Outdoor Pest Control

June 10, 2015

outdoor pest controlRight place, right time – consider your soil type, sun conditions and your climate. Create a beautiful garden with Florida-friendly groundcovers, shrubs and trees. Remove invasive plants, address outdoor pest control, and grow species that will provide shade for your house.

  • Water efficiently in the early morning and only if needed. The most effective method is to have a rain sensor connected to an irrigation system.
  • Fertilize appropriately, and before applying fertilizer, test the soil.
  • Don’t pile mulch like a volcano against tree trunks. Keep it about 2 to 3 inches away from shrubs and trunks.
  • Attract wildlife by choosing appropriate habitat and plants for shelter. Provide food and clean water.
  • Recycle your yard waste and leave lawn clippings on the grass.
  • Reduce runoff. Install porous planting beds, driveways and walkways.

Insects can wreak havoc on your landscape by chewing holes in leaves and flowers, stripping rings of bark around tree trunks, and boring tunnels in wood. The damage they do can weaken and even kill your plants. Because of this, consult with one of our outdoor pest control specialists at The Other Side Lawn & Ornamental Pest Control Inc. about a well-rounded plan that includes prevention, good practices, and safe eradication if needed. With this approach, your Florida-friendly garden will be healthy and beautiful year after year.