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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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Caring for Your Lawn with Fertilization and Weed Control

Caring for Your Lawn with Fertilization and Weed Control

There are many ways to care for your lawn, but there is no one true right or wrong way to maintain a healthy lawn. The most important thing you need is discipline to constantly care for your lawn with a regimented fertilization and weed control program. At Tropical Gardens Landscape, we pride ourselves on our knowledge and attention to detail. Our licensed lawn care experts know how to maintain healthy lawns for your Florida homes. If you want a beautiful lawn, but cannot spend the time...
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Is Zoysia for You?

Is Zoysia for You?

St. Augustine Turfgrass Most residential and commercial properties in the area with irrigated turf stands will have one of the many varieties of St. Augustine. This has been considered the standard turfgrass in Florida for many years. This grass has had many pest issues over the years along with its higher water requirements, that has led homeowners to search for alternative sod. Zoysia Turfgrass Although some have voiced Zoysia in Florida to be “drought tolerant and insect...
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