Category: Palm Coast

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Sep 08, 2021

Balcony Gardens

We are not all blessed with large yards to landscape and fill with beautiful plants.  Some of our customers have just a balcony or an area they can hang a basket or two. To that end, here are some great suggestions for those customers. Hanging baskets or container plants require the same type of care as […]

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Aug 17, 2021

Sandspurs in Grass

Sandspurs are a Summer Annual that will appear in your grass in the springtime after it as been killed off in the winter. Sandspurs need to be treated early in the year with a Pre-Emergent such as Dimension (Weed and Grass Stopper) See our lawn calendar guide: http://verdego.com/lawn-care-calendar/ These weeds will throw hundreds of seeds […]

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Aug 10, 2021

Giftcards!

Need a gift for a Gardener? No idea what to get?   How about a gift card for any amount you desire! Our VerdeGo Gift Cards can be purchased in our garden center for that special gardener in your life.

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Aug 04, 2021

Pests & Disease

Insects are very active now. Aphids and chili thrips will suck the life right out of your plants, causing them to thin out, have yellowing and spotted leaves and leaf tips and buds will look small and shriveled. Spinosad is an excellent natural product for Thrips as well as Horticultural Oils for aphids, however, remember […]

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Jul 06, 2021

Crab Grass in St. Augustine Grass

You may not even notice you have crab grass until you see large brown spots in your grass during the winter as it is a common summer weed that dies off in the winter.  It is a common summer annual and unless you manage it early, you may need to tolerate it. Crab grass is […]

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Jun 15, 2021

Spider Mites

These tiny sucking pests can quickly wreak-havoc on indoor and outdoor gardens. Many species of the spider mite (family: Tetranychidae), so common in North America, attack both indoor and outdoor plants. They can be especially destructive in greenhouses. Spider mites are not true insects, but are classed as a type of arachnid, relatives of spiders, […]

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Jun 09, 2021

Palm Selection & Care

Palm Selection and Care Selecting the right palm for the right place is the first step in maintaining a healthy palm. Know how tall your palm you would like, will grow. Often palms are planted too close to buildings and then the fronds are sitting on the house or roof. This provides are great way […]

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May 21, 2021

How To: Growing Palms

How do palms grow? Many people who move to Florida want to have a palm tree in their garden- of course! Likewise, many people who do get palm trees in their garden- having moved from the north or wherever, don’t know much about palms and how they grow. This tutorial will help with that! Palms […]

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Feb 23, 2021

Plant Library

Did you know you can “shop” from home on our website? Although we are not set up for online shopping you can browse our Plant Library to see different types of Palms, Trees, Shrubs, Flowers that may interest you. Keep in mind that not all these plants would necessarily be available at all times.  Simply […]

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Feb 15, 2021

Lawn Maintenance & Calendar

Want to take care of your own lawn? Where do you start? The VerdeGo Lawn Calendar was designed to supply your turf with the products it needs at the time your turf needs it most.  Staying one step ahead of insects and disease while supplying the proper amount of nutrients is key to having a […]

Feb 03, 2021

Job Opening: Maintenance Crew Leader

VerdeGo is seeking a landscape Installer to be a part of a dynamic team for the Garden Center. Requirements: – Possess the communication skills necessary to effectively manage a crew, crew members, and have direct communication with existing and potential customers as necessary. – The ability to perform leadership functions such as keeping logs of […]

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Feb 01, 2021

Can You Trim Right Now?

Not sure if you can trim right now? If you can- what? Deciduous trees (like elms and crape myrtles) and some shrubs may be pruned now with some exceptions such as azaleas, gardenias and hydrangeas and any other spring bloomers. Trim camellias only if they are done blooming. Reshape your hedges now as there will […]

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Jan 25, 2021

Mulch Calculator

Need Mulch or Rock but have no idea how much you need? You’re not alone. We make it easy for you on our website! Simply measure your areas and put them into our “calculator” and it will give you how much you require in both bags or bulk! Click here to use the Calculator!

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Dec 28, 2020

What to Do or NOT to Do Post Freeze

What to Do or NOT to Do Post Freeze Winter arrived this week as we had a couple of very cold nights! Hopefully, most of you heeded the warnings and covered your sensitive plants to prevent severe damage. However, in the next day or so, you may notice the leaves of some plants turning brown […]

Plant of the Week: Panama Rose Featured Image
Dec 07, 2020

Plant of the Week: Panama Rose

Panama Rose is a lovely semi-tropical perennial. Panama Rose, sometimes called Bush Pentas, is originally from Mexico. It is a shrub (up to 5 ft in height) with bright-pink, star-shaped flowers in clusters. Panama Rose blooms November through early summer with scattered blooms the rest of the year. The flowers attract butterflies with nectar when […]

Plant of the Week: Firespike Featured Image
Nov 30, 2020

Plant of the Week: Firespike

Firespike is an herbaceous perennial growing to about 4 feet tall with an upright habit which has naturalized in Florida. The shiny, dark green leaves of this plant reach a length of 7 to 8 inches. Firespike may be placed in a large bed of perennials or mass planted. In full sun the bright red […]

Plant of the Week: Ligustrum Sunshine Featured Image
Nov 09, 2020

Plant of the Week: Ligustrum Sunshine

Sunshine ligustrum has a brilliant yellow foliage that flourishes in the full sun. It requires at least 5-6 hours of sunshine to maintain the brilliant color otherwise it will be a pale green. Sunshine Ligustrum can stand up to the cold of the winter as well as the heat of the summer. Unlike the green […]

Plant of the Week: Anise Featured Image
Oct 26, 2020

Plant of the Week: Anise

Anise is a rapidly growing, large, evergreen, Florida native shrub that has medium- to coarse-textured, olive green, leathery leaves, and small, yellow flowers. The many, slender, drooping branches of anise give a rounded, open canopy in the shade that is ideal for natural settings, or it can be pruned into dense hedges, screens, or windbreaks […]

Plant of the Week: Camellias Featured Image
Oct 19, 2020

Plant of the Week: Camellias

If you are not familiar with Camellias you should make a point of checking them out! They have the most breathtaking array of flowers in many shapes and colors and the best part is they are blooming NOW when most things are partly dormant! There are two varieties of camellias- specifically: Camellia Sasanqua Generally the […]

Plant of the Week: Spartan Juniper Featured Image
Oct 12, 2020

Plant of the Week: Spartan Juniper

Spartan Junipers can grow into a narrow cone or columnar shape that stays quite thick.  It can grow up to 20 feet tall but is not a fast grower. They make a great stand-alone tree in your yard or if planted in a row on 4’-6’ centers, make a great screen. Spartan Junipers grow in […]

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Sep 29, 2020

Voted Best Landscaping Company

The votes are in! VerdeGo was awarded Best Landscaping Company. Thank you so much to all our loyal patrons and everyone that voted for us.

How Do I Improve My Palm Tree? Featured Image
Sep 28, 2020

How Do I Improve My Palm Tree?

How do I improve my Palm’s health? As strange as it may seem, often the way to improve a palm’s health is to provide less attention to it by limiting the amount of trimming it.  Too often we see palms that have been over trimmed and look somewhat spindly and unattractive. Most palms should have […]

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Sep 22, 2020

Right Plant – Right Place

Why planting a tree in the right place is crucial! There are many reasons for planting trees, such as aesthetics, color, flowers and most importantly shade. Deciding what tree to plant is a good first choice, but even more important is deciding what tree to plant for the space you have in mind.  Research the […]

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Sep 15, 2020

Overwatering Causes Problems

Overwatering!! The start of many of your problems! This time of year, with the amount of rain we get on a weekly basis, irrigation systems should be completely turned off.  Many people assume that, as they have a rain sensor, that it will not matter.  This is not the case at all.  Assume your irrigation […]

Sep 03, 2020

Now Hiring: Irrigation Technician

Irrigation Technician VerdeGo LLC, Green Cove Springs, FL Are you interested in joining a rapidly growing organization that values its employees and clients? VerdeGo Landscaping is a company that is committed to building lifelong relationships with our clients, by fulfilling their landscape dreams through exceptional services, quality products, delivery, professional installation and maintenance. We are […]

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Aug 24, 2020

Problems with Turf

This summer has been a pretty wet one and currently, at the Garden Center, we are seeing some common problems: Firstly, we are seeing lots of fungal disease- mostly Take-All Root Rot.  This fungal disease is usually triggered by high rainfall and stressed turf areas.  Stresses can be mowing too short (no more than 1/3 […]

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Aug 17, 2020

Problems in the Landscape

Problems in the Landscape There are many times that bad problems happen in the landscape and this is frequently true for newcomers to Florida. Here are some of the main reasons for problem landscapes: 1. Overwatering– significant numbers of problems are caused by overwatering. Irrigation should supplement rainfall, not the other way around. Run a […]

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Aug 03, 2020

Butterfly Gardening

Butterfly Gardening This is peak season for butterflies and now is a perfect time to set up a butterfly garden or add to an existing one. When setting up a butterfly garden you should endeavor to have an assortment of plants and always include both Host plants and Nectar plants. Host plants (such as Milkweed) […]