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Hottest Trends for your Landscape Design and Build Projects This Year

Hottest Trends for your Landscape Design and Build Projects This Year

This year, various trends for landscape design and building projects are worth considering if you want to optimize your outdoor spaces' aesthetic appeal and functionality. At Tropical Gardens Landscape, our team is standing by to make your landscaping dreams a reality in Sarasota, Siesta Key, Longboat Key, and surrounding Florida areas. Outdoor Living Spaces is One of The Hottest Trends This Year! Read about the most popular outdoor living features of the year below. Open Paver...
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Do You Want a Green Lawn? Fertilization & Weed Control is Necessary!

Do You Want a Green Lawn? Fertilization & Weed Control is Necessary!

A green, healthy lawn can transform your property’s appearance and even increase your home’s resale value. However, maintaining a lawn on Florida's Gulf Coast can be pretty labor-intensive, with routine activities including mowing, watering, and edging. If you live in Sarasota, FL, or surrounding areas, fertilization and weed control are among your most critical tasks if you want a green healthy lawn. Below, we look at how you should meet your...
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Are weeds taking over your lawn? Check out these 5 common weeds.

Are weeds taking over your lawn? Check out these 5 common weeds.

Weeds are a way of life for many Florida homeowners. Year after year, these pesky pieces of vegetation rear their ugly heads and take over your lawn, wreaking havoc on your grass and damaging its visual appeal. While there are many variations, five weeds are commonly found in Sarasota, Siesta Key, Longboat Key, FL, and surrounding areas. These include crabgrass, broadleaf plantain, clover, chickweed, and spurge. Keep on reading to learn more about these...
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Are You Looking for More Crabgrass to Take Over Your Lawn?

Are You Looking for More Crabgrass to Take Over Your Lawn?

In Sarasota, FL, and surrounding areas such as Siesta Key and Longboat Key, lawns are highly susceptible to the onslaught of crabgrass, a resilient and destructive weed. If you are new to gardening, crabgrass growth may not seem like the end of the world because, to the layperson, the weed looks similar to green grass. However, controlling this weed is critical as it steals your lawn’s nutrients and moisture, inhibiting grass growth. Crabgrass also has a...
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Gas Fire Pits vs. Wood-Burning Fire Pits

Gas Fire Pits vs. Wood-Burning Fire Pits

There’s nothing quite like enjoying a starry night by sitting around a cozy fire pit with friends and family. Fire pits are trendy in terms of property improvements and entertainment, and it's simply a pleasant way to spend an evening outdoors. With that being said, there is one important choice that you have to make when it comes to planning your fire pit: wood burning or gas burning? Ultimately it’s going to come down to personal preference, but we’ve...
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How to Care for Your Florida Lawn This Winter

How to Care for Your Florida Lawn This Winter

Florida is not known for its harsh winters, so we don’t normally have to fully winterize our lawns and gardens like some other states. In some places it is even warm all winter long, so grasses will always stay green! However, there is always a chance for a surprise freeze. If you live in the northern portion of the state, you will often experience several months of cold weather. With the cooler temperatures rapidly approaching, Tropical Gardens Landscape wanted to take...
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Inline Irrigation Filtration

Inline Irrigation Filtration

The filters in an irrigation system can be of utmost importance, especially if you are on reclaimed or are drawing from a pond. Filters are there to protect your investment. A lot of the new communities being built in the Sarasota and Manatee County areas are drawing the irrigation water from ponds. This can be a problem, as dirt, debris and sand will eventually get pushed through the system and end up in your valves and sprinkler heads. Not only can this cause a valve to stick, but mostly...
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Frequently Asked Irrigation & Sprinkler Repair Questions

Frequently Asked Irrigation & Sprinkler Repair Questions

How much do you charge to come out and repair my sprinkler system? It depends upon where you live. Our minimum service call fee for most of Bradenton and Sarasota (south of State Road 70, west of I-75, north of Nokomis, and east of US 41) is $75. In order to cover gas and driving time, our minimum service call fee increases the farther we travel from our headquarters. Some examples, East of I-75 ($85), Anna Maria Island ($125) and North Longboat Key ($100) North of 70 and West of 41 Bradenton...
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Know Your Grass! Choosing the Right Kind of Sod for Your Property

Know Your Grass! Choosing the Right Kind of Sod for Your Property

You’ve decided it’s time to lay down some beautiful, luscious grass for your home or business. You may want grass that is a pleasure to walk on, lay on, have a picnic on, or simply look at. But there are usually way too many kinds of sod to choose from! Rest assured, we have you covered. Tropical Gardens Landscape enjoys serving Sarasota and the surrounding areas. Our team has incredible knowledge about many different varieties of grass, so sod installation with us is easy and...
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What is a Gabion?

What is a Gabion?

From the banks of the Nile to your very own backyard, a Gabion could be the beautiful addition you’ve been looking to add in your landscape. What is a Gabion? A Gabion is a wirework container filled with materials, originally to stabilize soils and prevent erosion. Derived from the old Italian word, gabbione, which means “big cage,” a gabion is an enclosure that can be filled with any sort of inorganic materials: rock, rip rap, oolite, field stone or any other materials. The cages...
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