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Everyone wants to enjoy their backyard…but some may not have the best of luck when it comes to their own garden. Our thoughtful designs and careful installations from our Professional Landscaping Services will provide your home with a look that will be pleasing for years to come. We install only the best materials by our reliable crews that are directed by the designer himself. The design is only the base, how it is installed is the most important part of the project.  Contact us today for your free landscaping consultation.

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On your landscaping! Before you invest in any landscape lighting, ask yourself why illuminate? Perhaps you want to set a soft, romantic mood during the evening hours. Maybe you have a bench or a shadowy garden corner you need to illuminate for security reasons. A path leading through the garden may require landscape lighting to mark its boundaries. You might want to highlight some features of your backyard like a water fountain or pond…for whatever reason Landscaping by Steve Blaum can help. Call us at (305) 662-7045 for your free Best Lighting Services Miami consultation.

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It was only in 2012 that a new species of white fly was discovered. These new species are popping up throughout South Florida leaving behind a sticky substance on the leaves of many plants, which then leads into black discoloration from dirty mold fungus. Landscaping by Steve Blaum can help. After our installation we offer a quarterly maintenance program that guarantees we replace any plant we maintain…including those infested with whitefly through our Plant Care Miami Florida. Call us at (305) 662-7045 for your free design or maintenance consultation.

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When creating your dream landscaping, we strive for not only beauty…but longevity. It is not uncommon that within in months from a landscaping installation, if not installed correctly may not last long due to a number of reasons: non-native plants, misplacement, and non-efficient irrigation.  Our Miami Landscape Lead Designer Steve Blaum knows what works by carefully selecting plants that fit your home and lifestyle. Even after our project we offer a quarterly maintenance for our clients with a GUARANTEE: everything we install will live! If not, we will replace at no extra charge.

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Whitefly Infestations Miami

Whitefly Infestations Are Not Plant-Friendly. Find out Why!

Whitefly Infestations Miami

South Florida has been plagued for nearly five years by nuisance whiteflies, but a new strain is turning leaves on ficus plants sticky and stained.

This new species is popping up “in pockets” across South Florida and leaving ficus hedges weakened or unsightly. It’s the third nuisance strain of whitefly to hit South Florida, but the others “never had this icky excrement,” said Michael Orfanedes, a commercial horticulture agent with Broward County Extension Education.

The new species, discovered locally in the past month, is called Bondar’s Nesting Whitefly. They look like white blotches on the top of ficus leaves. As they feed, the flies excrete a sticky goo that leads to black discoloration from sooty mold fungus, said Orfanedes.

It’s too early to know the extent of local damage and how much homeowners will have to spend to replace damaged plants, he said.

About four weeks ago Orfanedes said, he received a call from Charles Livio, the city horticulturist in Oakland Park, to investigate an “odd type insect infestation.” Orfanedes checked it out and thought to himself: “I don’t know what this is, but it doesn’t look good.” He sent a sample to state officials who said it “looked like what had been discovered in Collier County” – Bondar’s Nesting Whitefly.

The bugs leave a “sticky mess,” Orfanedes said. To counteract them, he said, some people are releasing “beneficial” insects like ladybugs and predatory wasps. Certain insecticides can treat the problem, or better yet, “replace the ficus hedge and be done with it,” he advised.

Livio said a city employee discovered the problem in a resident’s front yard.

“It’s very noticeable because unlike the previous Whitefly Infestations Miami, this whitefly is also noticeable on the top surface of the leaf,” Livio said.

The flies present no health concerns for people, but “for ficus, it’s one more nail in the coffin,” Orfanedes said.