24 Sep

Effective tips for finding the right palm tree landscape service provider

When it comes to landscaping, one size doesn’t fit all. While there are plenty of companies out there offering the same services, not all of them are created equally. This can make it difficult for you to find the right company for your project—especially if you’re trying to choose between several potential candidates. Luckily, we’ve put together this guide to help you navigate all the palm tree landscape service options. Read on…

Find a company with experience.

When you’re looking for a palm tree landscape provider, it is essential to find a company with experience. Unfortunately, this can be difficult because many companies claim to be professional landscapers, but they are not.

The best way to tell if a company has been around for years is by researching its website and social media accounts. If their website doesn’t look like they have updated in the past year or two, and if you cannot find any information about their past work, this may indicate that the company isn’t legitimate. Furthermore, ask yourself these questions:

How long has this business been around? First, you should look at how long they have been operating in your area (if possible). Suppose they have been around longer than five years. In that case, this should give you confidence in them being able to do good work and having enough experience under their belt during those years of operation.”

Research the company’s customer service history.

Another important step before choosing a palm tree landscape provider is researching the company’s customer service history. You can look at online reviews and check with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and other local agencies.

The BBB has an online database that allows you to view complaints against any company in your area or country. It also offers information on how long it typically takes for companies to respond to these complaints—which will give you an idea of how quickly they respond when something goes wrong with your order.

If there are no recent complaints against a particular business, look into them further by checking out their malpractice records or lawsuits filed against them. These factors may indicate whether or not someone was hurt during an incident involving said business’ employees/representatives.

Ensure you can easily communicate with your landscape provider.

When you’re ready to make a decision, speak with the person responsible for your landscape. They’re the ones who will be working on your property every day, so it’s crucial that you feel comfortable communicating with them.

Be sure they respond quickly when you have questions or requests. If they don’t, ask someone in the company who can help guide your inquiry until someone from that division responds quickly enough.

Ensure you ask for pictures of past work—and make sure those are recent. For example, you don’t want to get stuck with ugly bushes because your landscape provider didn’t provide any model photos taken recently before the installation took place; nor do you want old-looking palms in front of your wall or fence because there weren’t any great photos showing off how beautiful this new design will look when finished.

Ask if these people have worked on similar palm tree landscape projects before.

Do they know what types of plants are best suited for specific areas? Is there anything unique about this particular project (for example: does it involve high traffic areas)?

These questions will help determine whether or not this is something worth hiring them out for.

Look for a company that stands behind its work.

One of the most important things you can do when looking for a palm tree landscape provider is to ensure they stand behind their work.

You want to be sure that if something goes wrong with your palm tree, it’s not just a case of “Sorry, we didn’t mean to do it.”

Instead, you want to know that if there are any issues with your tree or its care and maintenance, they will come back and fix them—and guarantee not to charge extra fees.

It’s also helpful if the company provides some sort of guarantee on their services and products; this way, even if something does go wrong during the installation or after installation (like some trees falling over due to soil compaction), at least you know your palm tree provider didn’t capitulate because they’re too cheap or inefficient, but instead because they don’t want anyone walking away feeling unsatisfied with their work.

Pay attention to whether or not your landscaper arrives on time.

As a customer, it’s important to know what constitutes as late. For example, suppose your landscaper arrives on time but is still 20 minutes later than their scheduled appointment. In that case, this could be considered a no-show.

If you are paying for services and the landscaper doesn’t show up or cancels an appointment with no notice, this will ruin the experience for you and other customers who may already be waiting for them.

In these instances, several things can be done:

Firstly, if possible, request another date/time so that your palm tree landscape provider does not lose any money by having their equipment unoccupied for too long

Secondly, call back again using another phone number if necessary later in case they didn’t answer because they were busy attending to something else.

Research your landscaper and get examples of past work before hiring them.

When searching for a palm tree landscape provider, it’s crucial to find one who has been in business for a while and has a good reputation. The best way to do this is by asking around. For example, ask your friends or family members who have used their services in the past, or ask other people at work if they know someone who has used them.

You can also look online for reviews of landscaping companies in your area and check out their websites for more information about the company itself and what kind of services it offers.

If possible, visit both the front office employees (if there are any) as well as those who will be working onsite with you during installation and removal days so that both sides can get an idea of each other’s personalities before making any decisions regarding how much trust should be placed into future interactions with all parties involved.

Final pointers

Remember, you should always look for a company with experience and good reviews. You want to ensure you’re getting the best possible service, so take your time searching out the perfect landscaper.

Peradventure your home or building is anywhere in Florida; Oasis Palms and Landscaping is a palm tree landscape provider certified by the Florida Nursery Growers and Landscape Association (FNGLA) and is always available to contact for a quote on your landscape costs.

15 Jan

The Best Palm Trees for Your Florida Landscaping

The Best Palm Trees

Palm trees are a staple in Florida landscaping. When one thinks of Florida, they automatically picture white sandy beaches and palm trees swaying in the breeze. Palms are a great choice for Florida landscaping because they are well suited to warm tropical climates like Florida. Other trees simply don’t thrive well in this environment. However, it is also important to choose the right palms for your landscaping. Here are a few of the best palms to have installed in your lawn.

Best Palm Trees

Coconut Palm Tree

The coconut palm tree does best in full sun, so you want to plant these palm trees a little away from your house or building so that it doesn’t overshadow the tree and prevent it from thriving. These palm trees are also incredibly tolerant to drought, so the drier winter months will not harm them. They also have a resistance to salt, which can be important if you live near the beach.

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15 Jul

Three Important Tips to Help Palm Trees Thrive

Tips to Help Palm Trees Thrive

When you get palm trees installed in your landscape, we strive to ensure that you have the strongest, healthiest plants possible. We plant each palm with the utmost care, and ensure that it has a good start in the soil. From the time of planting, it is important that you care for your palms appropriately so that they do not wither and die. Here are three important tips to help your palm trees thrive just after planting.

Water Frequently

It is important that your palms get plenty of water, especially right after they are planted. If it doesn’t rain, you should water your palms every day for the first two to three weeks. After this, water every other day for two to three weeks. At that point you can resume a normal watering schedule of twice a week. If you don’t make sure your palms get enough water in the first month or two, they will wither and die very quickly.

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10 May

An Introduction to Palm Tree Care

Palm Tree Care

Palm Tree Care

Nothing symbolizes the Florida culture and climate quite like a collection of beautiful palm trees. When you make the investment to transform and enhance your landscaping with palm trees, it is very important to understand the best methods of palm tree care. Just a bit of strategic watering, fertilization, and pruning will help your palm trees flourish in the Florida sun. Read More

15 Mar

Stunning Backyard Palm Tree Design Ideas

Backyard Palm Tree Design

Backyard Palm Tree Design

Living in Florida comes with many perks, including the ability to choose any palm tree for your landscaping purposes. While northern states are restricted to cold-hardy palms, residents of Florida have the freedom to select any palm tree species that they find appealing, since Florida’s climate provides the perfect growing conditions for all types of palms.  

If you’re currently looking for a way to add more character, shade, and appeal to your backyard, consider adding palm trees into your landscape design. There’s nothing quite like a palm to transform a drab, dull backyard into an instant tropical oasis. Better yet, investing in backyard landscaping can boost the value of your home. Read More

20 Dec

A Quick Guide to Fertilizing Your Palm Trees

Fertilizing Your Palm Trees

Fertilizing Your Palm Trees

If you have invested in palm trees and other plants for your yard’s landscaping, you definitely want to treat them with tender care. A large part of this care involves strategically fertilizing your palm trees to help them thrive. So what exactly should you do, and when?

Frequency of Fertilization

Many people believe that the soil needs to be fertilized when a palm is planted, but that’s a common misconception. Since palm trees are so fragile when they are first transplanted, they risk sustaining root damage if they are fertilized too quickly. The best time to fertilize your new palm is after three to four months, then four times a year after that. Given the climate in Florida, it’s best to use a heavy fertilizer application in the fall and spring, then a lighter application in the winter and summer. Read More

10 Nov

Don’t Wait Another Minute for a Palm Tree Maintenance Plan

Palm Tree Maintenance

Palm Tree Maintenance

Those beautiful palm trees in your yard require consistent and professional care and attention in order to remain vital and healthy. From the Phoenix palm and Sylvester palm to the Queen palm and Canary Island Date palm, each tree is unique and distinct in its own way. In order to enjoy your palm trees for all that they are worth, ask your landscaping company about a palm tree maintenance program.

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15 May

Watch Out for This Palm Tree Infection in Tampa

Palm Tree Infection

Palm Tree Infection

TPPD sounds like an acronym for some type of fatal heart disease, but it’s actually Texas Phoenix Palm Decline, and its recent spread to Florida is threatening palm trees around Tampa Bay. If you live in or near Tampa Bay, you may notice palm trees being cut down in their prime for what seems like no reason, but in truth these trees are succumbing to TPPD, the tree disease with no known cure.

What is TPPD?

It was only ten years ago that lethal yellowing was the only known palm disease in Florida caused by parasites and pathogens called phytoplasmas. In particular, phytoplasmas are unculturable bacterium with no cell wall. Texas Phoenix Palm Decline is now another known palm disease caused by this phenomenon, but it’s unknown how it arrived in Florida. Read More

15 Jan

A Palm Tree that Waters Itself?

Waters Itself

A Palm Tree that Waters Itself?

Some people are born with an intuition for plants and gardening, like the grandmother who cherishes her garden and can nurture any flower back to health from the brink of death. Others can kill a plant by looking at it the wrong way. For those in the latter group, the lodoicea maldivica, or coco de mer palm tree is the answer to your prayers. This palm tree waters itself and even fertilize itself. Even the most dismal gardener can handle watching this beauty thrive! Read More

20 Nov

Everything You Never Knew about Palm Trees

Never Knew about Palm TreesNever Knew about Palm Trees

For most people, the words “palm tree” are synonymous with exquisitely beautiful Caribbean vacations and the intoxicating sensation of sun-kissed skin. But palm trees actually have a rich history dating back to biblical times and are used for a wide variety of applications even in today’s society.

Diversity

Palm trees exist in more than 2,500 difference species that live in deserts, rainforests, and everywhere in between. They grow in the form of shrubs, long woody vines, and the Read More