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Your Guide to Caring for Newly Installed Sod

Your Guide to Caring for Newly Installed Sod

While newly installed sod requires ongoing care, the initial maintenance can be broken into two general categories: the first two weeks after installation and three to four weeks after installation. Since this initial month of care often sets the tone for the life of your sod, it's critical property owners in Sarasota, FL adhere to a set schedule that addresses the needs of your new sod. The first two weeks of caring for your sod should entail watering it immediately upon...
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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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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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