Comprehensive property maintenance services in Sarasota, FL, and the surrounding areas such as Siesta Key and Longboat Key.
Hiring a professional lawn and landscape company prevents your property from falling into disarray by providing a full range of services throughout the year!
Tropical Gardens Landscape has serviced the Sarasota, FL area for over 12 years. Our knowledgeable and talented crew's combined years of lawn and landscape experience ensures your property is being handled by true professionals!
Our full-service package includes the most essential lawn care services every property in Florida should receive for a healthy and vibrant green lawn. You can expect weekly or bi-weekly mowing, fertilization, weed control, and more! Don't let the outside of your home or business fall into disarray. Let your lawn and landscape get the treatment it needs throughout the year!
Lawn Mowing Services
Weekly and Bi-Weekly Lawn Mowing
The standard growing periods for lawns in Florida is different compared to properties in the North. Since we don't have to worry about snow during the winter, it's common to see people still mowing the grass throughout the winter season.
Our company performs weekly and bi-weekly mowing services based on these growth periods. Properties will receive weekly lawn mowings starting April 1st continuing all the way until November 1st. From this point on, we switch to bi-weekly mowing as the grass begins to slow down sprouting new growth. Our weekly lawn cutting services will resume once we enter into the new spring season the following April.
That means your property receives an estimated 38 to 40 cuts annually!
At no time will we allow your grass to grow beyond 6 inches. Based on the grass type that's growing in your yard, our crew will ensure the blades are cut to the appropriate height and that no more than 1/3 is removed. It is recommended that those with St. Augustine or Bahia turf grass remain between 4-4 1/2 inches high, while Zoysia grass stays at 3- 3 1/2 inches.
Another process we incorporate into our lawn mowing services is mulching the grass clippings that are left behind. While many companies would simply bag them, we know the nutritional benefits these clippings offer to lawns and soil!
Grass clippings are mainly made up of water and contain nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium that are found in normal lawn fertilizer. Mulching the grass clippings can provide one-third of the annual fertilization your lawn needs each year and does not contribute to excessive thatch build-up when mowed weekly. This, in turn, allows you to maintain a healthy lawn without spending as much on fertilizer.
If a mowing session must be rescheduled due to inclement weather, we take every effort possible to perform the services that same week!
Edging & Trimming
No property edge goes untrimmed with our crew! All hard-edged areas, including curbs, sidewalks, bike paths, and trails are vertically edged after each and every mowing job. We will also trim any soft-edges like tree rings, shrubs, and landscape bed lines.
Per the Sarasota County guidelines, NO chemical edging is permitted to be added anywhere on your property.
We take the time to blow away any debris, dirt, or trimmings left behind promptly after completing the mowing job. All grass clippings that aren't mulched are removed from the sidewalks, streets, and curbs within two hours and are never blown into flower beds or near tree rings.
Our lawn fertilization program includes 8 applications per year during designated time periods that match up with Sarasota County's fertilization management guidelines. Using nitrogen and phosphorus in the summer is prohibited for environmental factors and at least 50% of the fertilization applications need to be in a slow-release formula during the rest of the year. Check out our fertilization page for a full layout of our company's lawn fertilization application schedule for St. Augustine, Bahia, and Zoysia grass!
Weeds offer nothing of value to lawns and landscapes, so there's no use keeping them around just so they can steal nutrients from your lawn and take up space for new growth. Our company works hard to keep your paved areas weed-free and is adept both mechanically and chemically to use our line trimmer and apply post or pre-emergent herbicides. We will cut or spray the weeds around pool decks sidewalks, curbs, and in between their expansion joints.
Landscape Bed Weed Control
Nobody wants weeds in their landscape beds. Proper weed control performed within mulch and stone flower beds on a regular basis is the key to a beautiful, weed-free property. Our highly trained landscapers hand-pull weeds as needed and apply post or pre-emergent herbicide applications within all flower bed areas. We can also spot treat areas with post-emergent on an as-needed basis.
Tree & Shrub Care
Performing regular trimming and pruning gives these plants a neat and clean appearance. While these terms are often interchanged, there is a difference between the two services.
Trimming is done mostly for appearance purposes and involves removing any necessary limbs or branches that grow off in different directions and standout from the rest of the initial plant shape or structure. Pruning impacts the overall health of trees and shrubs and requires the removal of all dead, broken, or diseased branches.
We prune shrubs every 4-6 weeks in order to help the plants retain their fullness and shape. Any flowering shrubs are pruned or trimmed immediately after blossoming to maintain their appearance and blend well with the rest of your landscape.
Palm tree trimming can be performed once a year on trees 12 feet tall or smaller. This service includes removing brown or broken fronds, especially if they are disrupting the flow of pedestrian and vehicle traffic or if they are hanging on other architectural structures.
However, pruning palms above the nine o'clock and three o'clock horizontal line is prohibited. Pruning palm trees below this line is harmful to the plant and puts undue stress on the tree, causing it to die much more quickly. This is what is commonly referred to as "the hurricane cut."
Palm and Ornamental Shrub Fertilization
Once again, our palm and ornamental shrub fertilization services are scheduled in accordance with Sarasota County's restrictions on when we are safely able to use nitrogen and phosphorus during the year. Fertilization applications for palm trees and shrubs are complete 4 times a year in January, March, May, and November only. See our palm and ornamental shrub health page for more details!
Sprinkler systems need yearly maintenance just like any other piece of lawn care equipment. If the sprinkler heads are broken or the water line is damaged, you'll want to fix the issues quickly so you don't go weeks without watering your lawn. Our specialists will test and inspect the entire irrigation system to ensure all components and operations are functioning properly.
Full-Service Maintenance Gallery
Call us today to start receiving full-service property maintenance from our team at Tropical Gardens Landscape!
We believe no property should be left behind. That's why we offer so many different lawn and landscape care services for our clients in Sarasota, FL and in the barrier islands off the coast! Call our offices today at (941) 993-2442 to learn more about our residential or commercial property maintenance package!