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Garden Tips to Save Time and Money - By Mark Govan, Host of “Florida Gardening” heard on 970WFLA
Garden Tips to Save Time and Money - By Mark Govan, Host of “Florida Gardening” heard on 970WFLA

Every nurseryman or woman has learned their trade by working with the plants they sell to keep them healthy and green. Some of the procedures we have learned could be called “trade secrets.” In...

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Chinch Bugs, Caterpillars, and Whiteflies - By Mark Govan, Host of “Florida Gardening” heard on 970WFLA
Chinch Bugs, Caterpillars, and Whiteflies - By Mark Govan, Host of “Florida Gardening” heard on 970WFLA

June is the month we really start to see changes in the landscape. Some of these changes are pronounced as many of our plants begin their flowering or fruiting seasons. Unfortunately, with all good...

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Vines which work well in the garden and those that do not - By Mark Govan, Host of “Florida Gardening” heard on 970WFLA
Vines which work well in the garden and those that do not - By Mark Govan, Host of “Florida Gardening” heard on 970WFLA

Selecting a flowering vine to cover a wall or pergola should be fairly uncomplicated. Just go to a garden center and pick out one you like, right? Well, it is not that easy. There are many...

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Fertilizing your lawn and planting your Spring Vegetable Garden - By Mark Govan, Host “Florida Gardening” on 970WFLA
Fertilizing your lawn and planting your Spring Vegetable Garden - By Mark Govan, Host “Florida Gardening” on 970WFLA

As our weather starts to moderate and the cold days of winter begin to fade, there are several things you should be doing now to keep your landscape healthy and green. Fertilizing your lawns and...

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The Zika Virus and what you need to know to Protect Yourself - By Mark Govan, Host “Florida Gardening” on 970WFLA
The Zika Virus and what you need to know to Protect Yourself - By Mark Govan, Host “Florida Gardening” on 970WFLA

Last month Florida Governor, Rick Scott declared a Health Emergency in four counties, Miami-Dade, Lee, Hillsborough, and Santa Rosa counties due to the spread of this mosquito borne virus. I...

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Sugar Ants, Crazy Ants, and Household Ants - By Mark Govan, Host “Florida Gardening” on 970 WFLA
Sugar Ants, Crazy Ants, and Household Ants - By Mark Govan, Host “Florida Gardening” on 970 WFLA

One of the most frequent calls made to our company revolves around ants infesting the home. Some people describe these invaders in many different ways, “they are everywhere,”...

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Palm Deficiencies and Fertilization - By Mark Govan, Host “Florida Gardening” on 970WFLA
Palm Deficiencies and Fertilization - By Mark Govan, Host “Florida Gardening” on 970WFLA

Palm trees are a great addition to any landscape. Their beauty and stature can give your home that “Florida feel”. Some palms can be used as a privacy screen, while others may be used as small...

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Fertilizing your landscape and adding strawberries and onions to the garden– By Mark Govan, Host “Florida Gardening” on 970WFLA
Fertilizing your landscape and adding strawberries and onions to the garden– By Mark Govan, Host “Florida Gardening” on 970WFLA

October brings us an important time of the year with specific tasks we must perform to keep our landscapes healthy. Fertilization of our lawns and ornamental plants need to be completed now to give...

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What to do now – By Mark Govan, Host “Florida Gardening”
What to do now – By Mark Govan, Host “Florida Gardening”

Our summers are very harsh on our landscape plants, and turf grasses. Those of us fortunate enough to receive some rain can keep our plants hydrated and healthy. Unfortunately, many of us that live...

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What to do now – By Mark Govan, Host “Florida Gardening”
What to do now – By Mark Govan, Host “Florida Gardening”

As a garden enthusiast, I frequently tour homeowner gardens to see what types of plants they grow and how they perform in our area. Many of the plants I see, remind me of plants I have grown in the...

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