The way to achieve a great looking lawn in Florida is no secret, it is discipline. It is having the discipline to maintain a scheduled lawn fertilization and weed control program. Our lawn care program is consistently providing your lawn with the nutrients necessary to sustain a healthy lawn right here in the Sarasota and Manatee County area. Our licensed technicians know how to perform these services properly using only the highest quality products and taking the time to do the job right!

Benefits of Fertilization & Weed Control

Tropical Gardens Landscape cares about the health of your soils! Our granular and liquid fertilizers are custom blended for use. These custom blends contain all of the micronutrients not found in other “off the shelf” blends.

Nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and other minerals such as iron, copper, zinc and manganese are important in our Central Florida soils. The addition of these nutrients in the soil results in reducing deficiencies that cause yellowing, fungus and insect pressure. 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 dreamed of!

Herbicides are used to kill only the weeds in your lawn. Weeds can choke out your plants and grass. The Selective Herbicides that we use in our packages are effective in controlling the growth of these unwanted weeds, while not harming turf and plants. While some of our competitors blanket treat the entire lawn with these herbicides, we’ve found no need other than to spot treat the area.

  • Weed Free Lawn
  • Increased Drought Tolerance
  • Lush Green Appearance
  • Promotes Healthy Root Growth
  • Replenishes Nutrients and Enriches the Soil
  • Fights Disease

Our Fertilization & Weed Control Services Are Included With Our Full Service Property Maintenance

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 provide cutting edge technologies in Fertilization and Weed Control. Years of experience have provided us with specific details and proprietary methods that make us an above average turf management company.

Our Full Service Property Maintenance includes both our Turf Fertilization/Weed Control Package and our Tree/Shrub Package

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

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

Tree and Shrub Package

Ornamental shrubs, such as your Hibiscus, Ixora, Jatropha and Viburnum are in danger of being attacked by common pests like whiteflies, aphids, mealy bugs, thrips, scale and many other insects. Most of our Sarasota, Bradenton and Palmetto area insects can be categorized into two types; insects with chewing mouthparts and those with piercing-sucking mouthparts. Both of these can cause a lot of injury to your plants. Fortunately, our highly trained technicians monitor your landscape at each visit in order to catch infestations early.

At Tropical Gardens, we have developed custom blended, slow-release fertilizers made specifically for both palms and ornamental plants that will deliver the perfect amount of nutrients over a period of time. With these blends, applied at the appropriate time, your landscape will receive the proper amount of nitrogen and potassium as well as small amounts of other essential nutrients, such as magnesium, manganese and iron.

We Treat and Protect Your Lawn and Landscape Against Fungus and Other Diseases

Your turf needs to be protected from fungal diseases. In the winter months, Brown Patch and Leaf Spot can be a prevalent concern in both Zoysia and St. Augustine grasses.

Brown Patch Fungus usually occurs from November to May in the Sarasota, Bradenton and Palmetto areas, when temperatures tend to drop below 80°F. Rainfall, excessive irrigation, or periods of high humidity resulting in the blades of grass being continuously wet, promotes this fungus. If you do not have a plan of action, large areas of your lawn can be infected quickly. The good news is, Tropical Gardens has developed an excellent plan of action to prevent and combat these fungus issues.

Insecticide Protection Against Chinch, Grubs, Mole Crickets, Sod Webworm and Fire Ants

Timing of traditional insecticide treatments for turf insects is important. Our Fertilization and Weed Control Package includes applications of the most effective treatments, applied at the proper season to prevent infestations that would otherwise leave your lawn yellowing, with large dead patches. Once these infestations begin, the weeds in your lawn will become prolific.

Let Tropical Gardens Landscape take care of all your Fertilization needs to have the perfect, healthy, green lawn and vibrant, healthy plants and palms!