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Tropical plants and shrubs that are POISONOUS or DEADLY to your pets!

Tropical plants and shrubs that are POISONOUS or DEADLY to your pets!

Incorporating tropical plants and shrubs into your landscape design is always a good idea. Their loud and vibrant flowers partnered with attractive foliage are nothing short of wonderful. However, there are certain types of tropical plants and shrubs that have been proven to be dangerous for your pets. Most of these plants, like hibiscus and azaleas, will give you a showy display of colors but they will also cause distress and dangerous effects when they are ingested by your furry family...
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5 of Our Favorite Landscape Plants

5 of Our Favorite Landscape Plants

In Florida, there is a great deal of biodiversity, and property owners enjoy the beautiful variety of landscape plants found within the Sunshine State. Florida’s weather conditions are ideal for growing palm trees and ornamental shrubs. At Tropical Gardens Landscape, we have created a list of our favorite plants that thrive in our environment. Our favorite palm trees are royal palms and pygmy date palms, while our favorite ornamental shrubs include philodendron-monstera, bougainvillea, and...
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4 Of The Latest Trends In Landscape Lighting

4 Of The Latest Trends In Landscape Lighting

Coming home to a well-lit landscape after a hard day's work is a nice wrap-up to your day. Landscape lighting has become both a necessity and a style statement, offering safety aspects and a cozy ambiance. The latest outdoor lighting trends include smart lights, colored lights, hidden light fixtures, and linear lighting. These new trends have paved the way to a safe and stylish landscape. Continue reading to learn more about the four latest trends in landscape lighting. 1....
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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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