Plant Profile: Dwarf Podocarpus

Plant Profile: Dwarf Podocarpus

Dwarf Podocarpus is a medium-sized shrub that makes a great hedge and lends itself to shaping into topiaries very well because of the dense, narrow leaves resembling blades of grass or soft evergreen needles. The dark foliage and leaf texture create a nice contrast...
Proper nutrition keeps palms healthy

Proper nutrition keeps palms healthy

The beginning of the growing season is often a time when palm nutrient deficiencies show up. Palms start growing quickly this time of year which depletes nutrient reserves in the soil from the last nutrient application. The most common nutritional deficiencies of...
Pest Alert: Southern Chinch Bug

Pest Alert: Southern Chinch Bug

It is the time of year again when chinch bugs become prevalent in St. Augustine grass. St. Augustine grass is the most commonly used turfgrass species in Florida and in 2007 was about 51% of the total sod acreage in the state (Source: University of Florida). The...
Plant Profile: Hibiscus

Plant Profile: Hibiscus

Hibiscus is a plant frequently found in the Florida landscape. Though Florida is home to native hibiscus, most varieties found in the urban landscape are exotic, likely originating in Asia. Growers have bred incredible variety into hibiscus with flowers and foliage...
The Drip: Irrigation During Dry Conditions

The Drip: Irrigation During Dry Conditions

During spring season, temperatures throughout Florida moderate from the mid to upper 70s to the low 90s. Increasing temperatures cause landscapes to demand more water. In fact, these weather conditions cause the landscape’s demand for water to be its highest of the...
Pest Alert: Sugar Cane Mosaic Virus

Pest Alert: Sugar Cane Mosaic Virus

Mainscape is committed to maintaining your property at the highest level. Part of that commitment is proactive communication when challenges present themselves. We want to make you aware of a plant disease called Mosaic Disease caused by the Sugar Cane Mosaic Virus...
Prune back so growth springs forward

Prune back so growth springs forward

To many, spring is a symbol of hope and renewal. Warmth and sunlight awaken nature and the hue of the landscape trans-forms from dull to vibrant as plants become flush with new leaves and flowers. Winter’s harshness gives way to new aromas, sounds and activities....

Pine Trees Turning Brown?

If you notice pine trees in your community are turning partially or totally brown, you may want to take a closer look. Saw-dust in the bark crevices or at the base of the tree, small round holes in the bark or visible sap accumulation are telltale signs pine bark...
Pest Alert: Crabgrass in St. Augustine Grass Lawns

Pest Alert: Crabgrass in St. Augustine Grass Lawns

Mainscape is committed to maintaining your property at the highest level. Part of that commitment is proactive communication when challenges present themselves. We want to make you aware of the challenge we frequently encounter with crabgrass in St. Augustine grass,...
Freezing in Florida?

Freezing in Florida?

We have already experienced some cold temperatures here in Florida. In the next few weeks, we face our biggest threat of heavy frost and even freezing. Though we haven’t had a significant freeze event since 2009/10, if could be coming. What to do if your landscape...