Archive: Sep 2018

  1. The 2018 Landscape Show

    Check out Fafard and Sun Gro Horticulture at this year’s Landscape Show held from October 4-6, 2018 at the Orange County Convention Center in sunny Orlando, Florida. The Landscape Show is the hottest landscape and horticulture conference and trade event in the whole of the American Southeast. The expansive show presents over 800 vendors displaying …

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  2. Sustainable “Imperfect” Turf Options

    The “perfect lawn” – that oft-celebrated but all-too-rarely achieved carpet of unblemished turf grass – is a seductive concept.  It’s also impossible to grow in most areas of the United States without major inputs of pesticides, fertilizer, water, and labor (as well as cash).  This is not to mention the significant secondary costs that come with chemically supported lawns, such as damage to beneficial soil microbes and the neighboring environment.  What’s good for that velvety green carpet is often not good for other forms of life.
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  3. Tall Sedums for Fall Gardens

    Tall sedums (Sedum spectabile hybrids) look pretty through much of the year—aside from late winter and spring, before they have broken bud. Through summer they provide mounds of lush, blue-green foliage, and in early winter their dried flower heads hold up moderately well before being flattened by snow, but late summer and fall are when …

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