Harvest the Rain Using a Rain Barrel


In the eco-centric 21st century, homeowners around the country are making use of a new, simple water harvesting method: the rain barrel. By merely putting a sizable container beneath your downspout for collection during a rainstorm, the concept is straightforward enough. With dozens of companies taking advantage of this home gardening phenomenon, you can get…

Watering Restrictions for Orange and Seminole Counties


It’s May, which means that regardless of it being before Memorial Day, we have officially hit summer-time in Florida. Temperatures have risen and we have started the midday rain showers. What does this mean for your landscaping? Time to water. The scorching Florida Sun can do considerable damage to the plant-life in your garden or…

Vinca as a Landscaping Groundcover Solution


Let’s face it, not even six inches below your lawn is sand and that makes things very difficult to grow sometimes. Landscapers can bring in truckload after truckload of top soil, fertilize for optimum conditions, and grass will still not grow with acceptable coverage. Enter Vinca, a viney subshrub that can cover the problem area…