10 Feb

Essential Tips for Florida Lawns and Gardens in February

Essential Tips

Essential Tips

Just because the temperature is still a little low doesn’t mean you can’t give your lawn and garden some Valentine’s love in February! Are you looking to get an early start before the arrival of the next growing season? Here are some of our essential February lawn and garden tips that all Florida home and business owners will appreciate.

Lawn Tips

  • Watering

It’s important to give your lawn a uniform ¾ inch of water every 10 to 14 days. For the best results, you should always water in the early morning hours before 8:00 a.m while keeping in mind any local watering regulations (e.g. designated watering days). Read More

15 Jan

How to Create Your Own Tropical Paradise Right in Your Backyard

How to Create Your Own Tropical Paradise

How to Create Your Own Tropical Paradise

When people think of Florida yards, most think of lush green foliage, swaying palm trees, beautiful ocean views, natural elements, and well-placed ambient lighting. Create this quintessential scene in your own backyard with these tips and enjoy the tropics every time you go outside:

Show Off Your Green Thumb

Plants are the cornerstone of any beautiful outdoor space. Florida provides the perfect climate to grow so many gorgeous, colorful plants and flowers. Choose green plants of different heights, shades, and textures to add depth and interest to your yard! We are certainly fans of palm trees since no other plant gives you quite the same tropical feel. Some other popular green plants for your Florida yard include: Read More

15 Dec

Common Landscaping Mistakes to Avoid

Common Landscaping Mistakes

Common Landscaping Mistakes

If you’re the type of person that loves their lawn, you’ve surely spent the time and dedication it requires to learn how to care for it properly. You know that each type of grass has its own unique requirements and ideal conditions that must be respected. By doing so, you enjoy a perfectly manicured, beautifully uniform lawn that makes all of your neighbors green with envy.

So, there’s no way you would ever commit any of these common landscaping mistakes that plague those new to lawn care and landscaping:  Read More

15 Nov

The Best Mulch Alternatives

Mulch Alternatives

Mulch Alternatives

The benefits of mulching your flower beds, trees, and other decorative plants is undeniable! Mulch retains moisture in the underlying soil, insulates roots from freezing temperatures, prevents erosion, suppresses weed growth, and provides nutrients to plants as it breaks down over time. Mulch is a go-to for any organic landscaping project, and it’s for good reason!

However, buying commercially produced mulch can be expensive. If you’re an eco-warrior and want to bring sustainability to your yard, consider some of these great mulch alternatives: Read More

15 Oct

Why You Should Consider Commercial Landscaping for Your Business

Commercial Landscaping for Your Business

Commercial Landscaping for Your Business

When you own a business, you know how hard you’ve worked to open the doors. You want potential customers to be wowed from the second they step out of their cars. One of the easiest ways to do this is with high-quality commercial landscaping.

Just a few benefits of using commercial landscaping over doing it yourself include:

1. Brings in more customers

A beautifully manicured landscape around your business will bring more potential customers through your doors, where you can turn them into actual clients. A nice landscape invites people into your space and shows that you care about your business, your customers, and what you do. Read More

15 Sep

How Much Water Does Your Florida Lawn Need During Winter?

Florida Lawn

How Much Water Does Your Florida Lawn Need During Winter?

In Florida, we are lucky enough to have warm weather year-round, which means that our lawns and gardens can be green and lush all year with proper care. But, sometimes it’s difficult to know how exactly to care for our outdoor spaces as the weather cools down.

In the summer, the combination of heat and humidity causes grass to grow feverishly. So, it’s no surprise that your lawn requires more water during these times of high growth.

However, that doesn’t mean you should neglect your lawn’s water needs in the cooler winter months.

The exact amount of water your lawn needs depends on what type of grass you have, but a good rule of thumb is an even ¾” coverage over the entire lawn once per week during the cooler fall and winter months. This increases to twice per week during spring and summer. Read More

15 Aug

5 Plants That Flower All Winter Long in Florida

Flower

5 Plants That Flower All Winter Long in Florida

There are so many beautiful plants that bloom all year long here in sunny Florida, it’s hard to choose just five to feature here (in fact, it was so hard, we threw in a bonus plant just because). We’ve searched through dozens of options to curate the following list, giving you winter flower options that will add color and interest to your landscaping all year. Check out these photos from our past jobs to see how we put these recommendations to work for Tampa Bay homes and businesses.

Gerbera Daisy

While most of the country plants gerbera daisies as annuals, Florida gardens are lucky enough to have this beauty in bloom all year long. Gerberas come in a variety of colors, including red, pink, yellow, orange, purple, and white. Their large blooms are eye-catching and make great cut flowers in arrangements too! Plant gerberas in fertile, well-draining soil with lots of morning sun and some afternoon shade for the best bloom. Read More

15 Jul

2021 Landscaping Design Trends

Landscaping Design Trends

Landscaping Design Trends

The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic changed everything about how we interact in our outdoor spaces. Back yards became havens where friends and family congregate with great food, even better conversation, and lots of love. Flower beds turned into makeshift veggie gardens. People began appreciating the benefits of native plants. This return to simplicity has continued in landscaping design in 2021, showing how our values and preferences have been drastically altered by spending more time at home. We expect to see the following landscaping design trends prevail in 2021 and beyond: Read More

15 Jun

Best Time of the Day to Water Plants

Water Plants florida

Best Time of the Day to Water Plants

Keeping your plants well-watered and lush all year long isn’t too hard here in the Sunshine state. While many cities and counties have watering restrictions that all residents must follow, these don’t usually prohibit you so much that you can’t keep your plants sufficiently watered. Most rules also only apply to automatic sprinkler systems. Check your locality’s rules on watering for your approved watering days and times.

Early morning is the best time of day to water plants here in Florida. During the early morning hours, the plants and grass are already naturally wet with dew. Extra watering during the dew period won’t leave the plants wet later in the morning, which encourages disease growth. Watering late in the evening can also have this effect. The sun is usually not as fierce in the early morning, reducing the possibility of burning wet leaves as well. Read More