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Why Are My Coconut & Royal Palm Trees Dying?

Posted by Keith Ruebeling On September 24th

What’s killing my Royal Palm?

Why is my Coconut Palm tree dying all of the sudden?

Is it getting the right nutrients or could lightning really be to blame?

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Watching one of your precious palms go from green and healthy to brown and barely making it can be devastating!  We receive calls from people in distress over the same thing year after year and many of them assume improper fertilization is to blame.

Even though South Florida is known by many as the lightning capital of the world, it can be difficult for some people to believe that lightning is the culprit, because there are no obvious signs that their palm tree’s been hit. In reality though, the probability of damage from lightning to trees and plants in our area is very high! Coconut and royal palms are especially susceptible due to their height, but other tall palms are equally at risk.

There are certain signs you can look for to diagnose whether lightening is indeed the cause of your palm tree’s demise: Read the rest of this entry »

One of the foremost benefits of living in Southwest Florida is the ability to have a beautiful landscape all year-round.

Lawn Care Fort Myers

This is the tenth of 12 Landscaping Tips for a Florida-Friendly Yard, which can be downloaded from our free eBook library.

Your family can enjoy a well-cared for environment even in winter when the rest of the country is shivering under a blanket of snow. We have a unique, wonderful climate in Fort Myers, Cape Coral and Naples, one that encourages green growth twelve months a year.

In order to make the ideal use of our year-round sunny weather and warm temperatures, you want to select the optimal plants for your landscape — trees and shrubs that will thrive in our subtropical climate.

Choosing appropriate plants for your yard ensures that you use less water, fertilizer, and pesticides, and that your plants will require less day-to-day care.

Some excellent choices include croton, pitch apple, dwarf red ixora, natal plum, pygmy date palm, and the dwarf bougainvillea “Helen Johnson.”

Shrub and Tree Care Fort Myers

Other desirable plants for our unique environment are Florida natives. These plants thrive in our alternating wet and dry seasons. They’re heat resistant, drought tolerant, and less threatened by many of the pests that live in our area.

Some beautiful options to try include:

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Palm trees are an indispensable part of the Southwest Florida landscape—nothing says paradise like our majestic palms.

Palm Tree Care Fort Myers Naples 1

This is the fifth of 12 Landscaping Tips for a Florida-Friendly Yard,
which can be downloaded from our free eBook library.

Palm Tree Care Fort Myers Naples 2With their leafy fronds rustling in the gentle breeze, they signal that you and your family live in a tropical eden. But palms need optimal care to look their very best, and there are a few points you should consider when it comes to caring for your palm trees.

One of the most important elements to remember when evaluating your palm trees is the condition of the soil. There are more than 2,000 species of palm trees in the world, and each one differs in terms of its salt and drought tolerance.

Palm Tree Care Fort Myers Naples 3Unlike many trees, palm trees do not have deep branching roots that reach far beneath the top layer of soil. Instead, they have a compact root ball that does not increase in size even as the tree grows. This shallow root system means that palm trees look to the top soil to provide most of the nutrients required for growth. Often this top soil is nutrient-deficient, and you’ll require special fertilizer to ensure optimal health for your palms.

Palms can often become deficient in boron, potassium, magnesium, and manganese. Look for symptoms like yellow streaking or mottling, leaf tips that are dead and curled, or orange coloring at the base of leaves. Depending on the nutrient that’s missing, you can add a specific fertilizer to target the problem. A good maintenance fertilizer is also required to keep your palms healthy. Read the rest of this entry »

11 Ways to Ensure You Have the Greenest Healthiest Lawn in Your Neighborhood

Is your lawn suffering from:

  • Pests (Termites, Chinch Bugs, etc…)
  • Diseases
  • Brown patches or gray spots
  • Weeds
  • Wild looking trees & bushes

Fort Myers lawn care is going to be in your future!

Download your free copy of the “11 Ways to Ensure You Have the Greenest, Healthiest Lawn in Your Neighborhood” eBook today to learn about:

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#11: Get Proper Tree & Shrub Care

Posted by Keith Ruebeling On January 11th

Tree & Shrub Care

This is the 11th installment in “11 Ways to Ensure You Have the Greenest, Healthiest Lawn in Your Neighborhood which can be downloaded for FREE from our library of eBooks.

Palm trees can be a great addition to a yard. They can frame a space or be ornamental when standing alone. Many varieties are ideal for planting in southwest Florida:

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Naples & Fort Myers Lawn Care

Posted by Keith Ruebeling On August 10th

Naples - Fort Myers Lawn Care

If you’ve been looking for expert lawn care in Naples & Fort Myers, look in the mirror. You can learn to grow a thick, beautiful carpet of grass with our new eBook 11 Ways to Ensure You Have the Greenest Healthiest Lawn in Your Neighborhood!

Think about it…How many times have you driven past a neighbor’s front yard (or a complete stranger’s yard for that matter) and thought to yourself, “How do they keep their lawn looking so great?” The answer is:

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