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Caring for Your Landscape This Spring

While every time of year is a wonderful time when you live in Florida, you probably still get excited to do spring planting each year. Whether you are looking to give your yard a completely different look or simply add a few fresh plants to specific areas, we have the landscaping ideas that you should try.

Palm Coast Pest Control in Jupiter knows that a landscaped yard is one that gives you a lot of pride, which is why we are proud to offer the pest control and lawn care services you need. Continue reading to learn about our landscaping tips and contact us to schedule a free estimate for your lawn care.


Pruning in the spring is one of the best things that you can do for your yard to keep everything looking lush and healthy. The important key when pruning is timing. The timeframe that you need to aim for is right after the last flowers have withered and before the new buds have set. You don’t want to prune too late and end up removing the buds for this year’s blooms.

Always make sure to wear protective gloves when pruning as many plants in Florida have thorns and other sharp features. If you’re not sure whether or not you’re allergic to the plants you’ll be pruning, it’s best to err on the side of caution and wear a lightweight long sleeve shirt. Not only will this protect you from coming into contact with the sap from the plants you’re pruning, but it will also protect you from a painful sunburn.

Flower Beds

If you planted winter annuals, then you’ll want to make sure to take time to remove them as they are likely dying by now. Consider some of the colorful varieties of tropical flowers that bloom and thrive in the warmer months that are coming. Bulbs like Caladiums do very well through spring and summer. Another flowering plant that does well in our tropical climate is daylilies — be sure to get early-, mid-, and late-blooming varieties to enjoy a colorful show all the way through summer.

Impatiens are lovely and come in a variety of colors, but they don’t tolerate the intense Florida sun for too long. Make sure to find a nice shady area if you wish to add these to your yard this spring. Unlike impatiens, begonias are another beautiful flowering plant that you can add to your flower bed in full sunshine! No matter which flowering plants you choose, simply plant them in the right spot and you will be delighted with how they grow and bloom all season.

Shrubs and Ornamentals

Shrubs and ornamentals are great plant choices for any yard as they typically involve little to no maintenance and add a big splash of color. Whether you prefer palms, azaleas, camellias, or seagrapes, we know that you’ll be able to find the ideal plant for your landscape plans. Be sure to pay attention to the amount of light and moisture that your garden area receives so that you can make the right choice for your shrubs and ornamentals. Additionally, make sure that you fertilize them while it’s spring and then re-mulch. This will help lock in the fertilizer and keep the moisture better throughout the season.

Insects and Pests

Unlike other states, Florida seems to have insects and pests year round, with spring being the worst time. Make sure that you check for aphids on any new plant growth, brown spots beginning to show in your lawn, and any other tell-tale signs of pests such as bite marks on leaves. Whether or not you are sure that the problems are coming from insects and pests, call Palm Coast Pest Control in Jupiter to schedule a free estimate. We can help you determine if the brown spot in your lawn is due to a lack of water or pests. In Florida, everything that is sprayed on lawns eventually finds its way back to groundwater and canal systems. It’s always best to make sure that you know the source of the problem before applying a harmful pesticide.

Hurricane Preparedness

It may be spring, but hurricane season will be here before you know it, and you want to make sure that your yard is prepared. The season begins in June and runs through to the end of November, so begin checking your trees and plants now. When it comes to your trees, you want to look for weakened or damaged branches, which could easily be torn off in a storm and cause damage to your house or a neighbor’s house. If you’re unsure about the health of your tree, then contact Palm Coast Pest Control and let one of our expert lawn-care professionals help.

If you have trees that grow exceptionally tall, then it’s always a good idea to have them regularly trimmed. Living through even one hurricane season should be enough to let you know that tall trees can cause a lot of damage. By maintaining regular pruning and trimming, you should be able to lessen the damage that your trees might cause.

At Palm Coast Pest Control in Jupiter, we want to help you make your lawn and landscaping look the best that they can. Whether you need help with lawn care and maintenance or you need assistance with insects and pests, we can help. Call today to schedule your free estimate!