Fertilization & Weed Control Services in Sarasota, Siesta Key, & Longboat Key, Florida | Tropical Gardens Landscape

Fertilization and weed control services for residential, commercial, and HOA properties in Sarasota, FL and nearby communities.

In order to have a weed-free lawn with high resistance to disease and pests, enrolling in a yearly fertilization and weed control program is a must!

Lawn fertilization treatments in Sarasota, Florida.

There’s no secret to maintaining a healthy lawn — all you need is the discipline required to maintain scheduled lawn fertilization and weed control services. Tropical Gardens Landscape lawn care program is designed to consistently provide your lawn with the nutrients necessary to sustain a healthy and vibrant appearance.

Our granular and liquid fertilizers are custom-blended to ensure amazing results. These custom blends contain all of the micronutrients not found in other off-the-shelf blends. Rest assured, our lawn fertilizing services will transform your lawn into a beautiful yard!

We care about the health of your soils! Our licensed lawn care experts know how to perform these services properly using quality products while taking the time to do the job correctly! If your property is located in Sarasota, Siesta Key, Longboat Key, or Lido Key, FL, then our company's fertilization and weed control services are right for you!


Fertilization and weed control are two essential lawn care services that every property needs for healthy grass growth.

Nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, and other minerals such as iron, copper, zinc, and manganese are important in our Central Florida soils, as they can reduce deficiencies that cause yellowing, fungus, and pest infestations. Matching our fertilizer types and proper application rates with the correct nutrient content will always produce the healthy, vibrant green lawn that you’ve always wanted!

Weeds can choke out your plants and grass. They grow much faster than grass and take all the nutrients along with them. The selective herbicides that we use in our landscape maintenance packages are effective in controlling the growth of these unwanted weeds and do not harm turf and plants. While some of our competitors will treat your entire lawn with herbicides, we’ve found that spot-treating the area is more than enough!

Depending on the season, we will apply either a pre-emergent or post-emergent solution. Pre-emergents are used as a preventative measure to stop weeds from germinating and growing in the spring. A post-emergent helps kill weeds that have already sprung up.


Our lawn fertilization and weed control services are crafted to fit each client's unique turf needs!

At Tropical Gardens Landscape, we spend a great deal of time researching and testing the science of turf nutrients and management methods. We work hard to offer cutting-edge fertilization and weed control techniques. Our years of experience have provided us with specific details and proprietary methods that make us an above-average turf management company.

When developing a turf fertilization program, we consider a number of factors including:

  • Natural soil fertility
  • Fertilizer selection
  • Turf/grass species, desired quality, and use
  • Environmental and management conditions
  • Application schedule
  • Minerals required for turf growth and development

We follow all fertilization guidelines outlined by Sarasota County in an effort to protect Florida's ecosystem!

Sarasota County prohibits using fertilizers with nitrogen and phosphorous during the summer rainy season from June 1st to September 30th. The reason for this is because summer rains wash the fertilizer into Florida creeks and bays. These chemicals, while perfectly fine for grass, are harmful to aquatic ecosystems because of their tendency to create algal blooms, which are algae infestations that produce toxins that are deadly to fish and marine animals.

The Tropical Gardens Landscape team love and appreciate the natural elements found throughout Sarasota and the entire state of Florida, so we are committed to following the fertilization management guidelines given by the county to ensure Florida's ecosystem is always protected!

The fertilization schedule listed below applies to each grass species we can treat, what kind of fertilizer is used, and at what time during the year:


St. Augustine Sod

  • February

    Complete fertilizer + Pre-emergent

  • April

    Nitrogen-only fertilizer

  • May

    Slow-release nitrogen fertilizer

  • July

    Iron and Micronutrient application

  • September

    Iron and Micronutrient application

  • November

    Complete fertilizer + Pre-emergent


Bahia Sod

  • February

    Complete fertilizer

  • April

    Nitrogen-only fertilizer

  • June

    Iron and Micronutrient application

  • October

    Complete fertilizer


Zoysia Sod

  • February

    Complete fertilizer + Pre-emergent

  • April

    Nitrogen-only fertilizer

  • May

    Slow-release nitrogen fertilizer

  • July

    Iron and Micronutrient application

  • September

    Iron and Micronutrient application

  • November

    Complete fertilizer + Pre-emergent

All turf shall be fertilized according to the following IFAS Guidelines for a high maintenance level for South Florida turf.


Our fertilization and weed control services are included in our full-service property maintenance package!

Our full-service property maintenance package covers everything your lawn needs and more to stay healthy and weed-free throughout the year. The turf program consists of 8 visits per year where different formulations of nitrogen, phosphate, potash, iron, and other minor nutrients will be applied depending upon turf health and conditions. Fertilizer applications will be a combination of liquid and granular with about 50% of the solution consisting of a slow-release formula.


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Let our lawn care experts treat your grass with a high-quality fertilization and weed control solution so you never struggle with a dull or browning lawn!

Tropical Gardens Landscape is a premier lawn fertilization company offering fertilization and weed control services and solutions to local properties in Sarasota, FL! By following a proper fertilization and weed control program, you can stop worrying about the health of your lawn and start reveling in its lush, green appearance. Call us at (941) 993-2442 to learn more about our program or signup today!