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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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