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The Platinum Backyard Blog

Our blog is full of tips, tricks, and trends that discuss backyard activities, teach you about mosquitos, and help you reclaim your backyard®

08 Feb 2017
A Potential Solution to Zika? on

A Potential Solution to Zika?

Using genetically modified mosquitos to fight the virus What happened to Zika? It seems that after November, Zika disappeared from the evening news – and for a very not-so-comforting reason. It was then the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the... Read More

01 Feb 2017
The Dirt on Dirt: Making the Best of Your South Florida Soil on

The Dirt on Dirt: Making the Best of Your South Florida Soil

Tips for keeping your Florida garden in shape Any gardener knows that in order to have a healthy garden, he or she must first have a strong foundation – namely, really good soil. Any gardener in South Florida, though, knows... Read More

18 Jan 2017
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Do We Really Need Mosquitos?

The answer may surprise you From a fairly early age, we are taught that everything in nature has a purpose. Altering or eliminating even a small thing, we are told, could end up having a severe impact somewhere else. But... Read More

11 Jan 2017

A Guide to Winter in The South Florida Garden

What you should be planting and when The holidays are over and the planet is beyond its celestial point of winter solstice. In other words, it’s time for South Florida homeowners to get outside and get into their gardens. No... Read More

04 Jan 2017

A Zika Timeline: It’s Older Than You Think

Learn about the history of the Zika virus Quick: How old do you think Zika is? If you said only a few years, you’re way off. Like most people, you probably only recently heard about the virus, so you may... Read More

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