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5 of the Best Plants for the Florida Summers

Summers in Florida are hot. This can discourage homeowners from planting flowers and other plants under the sweltering heat. However, some plants such as hibiscus and bird of paradise prefer being under the sun and will give your lawn a pop of color during the summer.

Here are the top 5 plants to include in your landscape this summer. Learn what they look like, where to plant them, their maintenance levels, and more.


1. Bird of Paradise

A bird of paradise plant growing on a property in Anna Maria, FL.

The bird of paradise is a herbaceous plant known for its distinct appearance as it looks like a bird in flight. It will make a great addition to your landscape because of its evergreen leaves and eye-catching blue and orange flowers that will stand out among other plants.

This plant will bloom both in sunny and partially shaded areas, but its height will differ. A bird of paradise placed under partial shade will be taller with larger flowers than those grown under the full sun. Dry conditions will result in yellow leaves, so make sure your soil is regularly receiving water, whether it be from the rain or your sprinkler.

Fertilization should not be overlooked to ensure a healthy mature plant. We also recommend trimming the...

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Patios And Walkways - How to Talk the Talk and Walk the Walk

Talk like the pros by learning some of the most common patio and walkway terms! Installing a new patio or walkway can represent a rather intimidating experience for some homeowners. However, mastering some of the industry jargon can go a long way towards easing the tension when discussing your plans with our team at Three Seasons in Palmetto, FL, regarding patio and walkway installation.

Let’s discuss the benefits of patio and walkway installation before delving into some definitions.


Custom Patio or Walkway Installation Offers the Perfect Outdoor Entertaining Area

Florida homeowners often install a custom patio or walkway for a specific purpose and remain unaware of their secondary benefits. Maybe you want to build a patio to create more space for entertaining guests. Perhaps you’d like a new walkway to make it easier to access certain areas of your yard. Both serve as good reasons to have work done, but let’s discuss some of the other perks.

Enhanced Curb Appeal

A new patio or walkway can dramatically improve the look of your home. The increased curb appeal will raise the overall value of your property should you ever decide to sell.

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Our Top 5 Plants Many Clients Request for Their Landscaping

We provide quality landscaping services include providing our clients with various plant options for their outdoor areas. We have many different types of flowers, shrubs, and trees for our clients to choose from to improve their landscapes. Here are a few facts about the top 5 plants requested by our clients.


1. Red Ti Plant

Red Ti plants at a property in Bradenton, Florida.

The Red Ti plant may also be known by its scientific name, Cordyline Fruticosa. This beautiful plant adds life and color to any landscape with its attractive purple and red foliage. One of the reasons homeowners love the red ti plant is that it stays a brilliant hue year-round. Some cultures plant the red ti to bring good luck, giving it a third nickname: the “good luck plant.” Some tips for the red ti plant include:

  • The Red Ti plant should be planted in areas around your property with partial sun or partial or high shaded areas.

  • For proper growth, keep the Red Ti well watered, but do not overwater. This plant can only withstand brief periods of drought.

  • If the leaf edges begin to discolor, the water may contain too much fluoride or too much fertilizer was administered to the plant.


2. Croton Gold Dust

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Did you know there are over 100 varieties of crotons? Here are our most common!

The landscape croton is a plant species with an enormous range of varieties that are all excellent sources of beauty for any outdoor area. The changes in color and leaf shape between variations make crotons a delightful plant to grow. Minimal care requirements also make the croton the perfect plant choice for many landscaping projects in Palmetto and surrounding Florida areas.

At Three Seasons, we provide Palmetto, Parrish, and Bradenton, FL, with an assortment of plant life from our nursery. While crotons can vary in over 100 different ways, three varieties are extremely popular in central Florida.


The Croton Species

The garden croton, or Codiaeum variegatum, is a tropical shrub native to Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, and a few Pacific Ocean islands. Many people grow crotons for their vibrant colors and visual appeal of their unique leaves.

However, the plants contain toxins that make them dangerous when consumed. So, it’s best to keep them out of reach of overly curious pets or children. Crotons will only grow to be a few feet tall when they mature. This height makes them perfect for potting, and some can...

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Water Features That Give Your Mother-in-Law the Zen You Wish She Had

Have you ever had one of those tense family dinners where you wished you could turn on meditation music and instantly relax everyone? Well, serenity seekers can now rejoice! Adding a fountain, waterfall, or pond to your landscape can give your home—and its guests—the tranquility you’re seeking. Water features not only add beauty to your yard but also help reduce stress and anxiety.

Imagine relaxing in your yard while the soothing sound of bubbling water fills the evening air. There are endless opportunities for creativity when adding an outdoor water feature, including pondless waterfalls, rock bubblers, water gardens, and more. Continue reading to learn more about different types of water features and what each one has to offer!


Types of Relaxing Water Features

Regardless of your property's size, there is a perfect water feature out there for your landscape. Below are several that are sure to make your yard the envy of the neighborhood. Each one has a different look and sound to it, so it is ultimately up to you and your preference of how you'd like to enjoy your daily dose of zen!

Pondless Waterfall

A pondless waterfall built in a backyard in the Palmetto, FL area.

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