Tips to Reduce Landscape Loss in Winter

There are several important instructions for reducing the potential for loss of landscape plants and turf grass during the winter. Continue reading

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Palm Care after a Freeze

Trying to grow tropical palms in sub-tropical and temperate climates means cold damage is inevitable.  This year’s cold weather is not atypical for Florida.  For example, in the late 1970s and early 1980s, a series of hard freezes destroyed much of the citrus industry located north of Orlando, which is why that industry pushed south to Immokalee.  During that same time period, severe freeze damage occurred on palms throughout the state.  The only difference between then and now is that there are a lot more palms planted in communities that did not even exist in the early 1980s.  So, for many people, this is their first experience with severe cold damage. Continue reading

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Landscape Care after a Freeze

When injury and damage occur to something you care about, it is natural to want to take action. The hard freezes we have experienced this year have created a lot of brown turf and foliage but let us not act and make things worse with good intentions and poor horticultural practices. This article will summarize the recommendations you will find in the following University of Florida publications available online. Continue reading

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Auto Burglars Caught

.It started with 1 phone call from an alert Asbel Estates Neighborhood Watch member and ended in the solving of over 10 auto burglaries. Watch the video from the press conference on YouTube (

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