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Why You Should Choose a Local Plant Nursery

Choosing a local nursery is a great way to support local business, and to buy locally grown plants that are adapted to our climate and conditions. Also, many plants for sale at big box stores are shipped from out of state and can suffer damage along the way, leading to unhealthy growth and even death.

Our huge selection, knowledgeable staff, and healthier locally grown plants make a trip to our nursery a better overall choice than a visit to a corporate retailer.


Better Selection of Plants than Big Box Stores

The selection of plants at our Palmetto location outshines big box stores.

Most of the corporate “big box stores” sell thousands of items, and have a smaller “garden” section with minimal plant choices. Sure, they may look good on the shelf or pallet, but they often endure long shipping processes that can lead to a decline in plant health.

Our local nursery is dedicated to nurturing and growing a wide variety of locally grown plants that are already accustomed to our conditions. Our inventory is much larger than the one or two aisles you will browse at a national retail chain, giving you a better selection for choices, sizes, and plant species.

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Fire Pits vs. Fireplaces: Which Is Better for Your Property?

Have you thought about the opportunities a fire pit or fireplace could open up for your outdoor living area? Both offer a chance to entertain and gather well into the evening around a blazing fire with friends and family. Choosing between the two can pose a challenge for many people when determining what type of fire feature they want to invest their money into. Spend more time outdoors at night by installing a fire pit or fireplace in your Florida backyard in areas like Palmetto, Parrish, and Bradenton.

We analyze the pros and cons of both, highlighting the features of fire pits and fireplaces have to offer so that families can make the right decision for their property.


Choosing Between a Fire Pit and a Fireplace for Your Property

Custom fire pit installed in Palmetto, FL.

No matter which choice you ultimately make, Three Seasons offers customization on all fireplace and fire pit designs. The real question remains: what will be the purpose of your new feature?

Fire Pits

Fire pits have a way of combining entertainment and fun in one large gathering. Fire pits are designed to fit large crowds of people; they easily accommodate 10-12 people around them. This allows plenty of space for...

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How to Care for Bromeliads in Central Florida

Bromeliads are one of the most popular plants used indoors and outdoors in central Florida communities such as Palmetto, Parrish, and Bradenton. These tropical plants love environments of high humidity and temperatures that hang in the 70-80°F on a normal basis.

Bromeliads come in a variety of colors, require little maintenance, and are the perfect accent or focal point for your landscaping.


Bromeliads Come in a Variety of Species

One of the best things about bromeliads is their rainbow of colors. They can range from having bright pink centers to all red leaves and striped foliage. Bromeliads come in a variety of species that are frequently planted in the ground on both commercial and residential properties, including:

  • Aechmea
  • Billbergia
  • Guzmania
  • Neoregelia
  • Nidularium
  • Vrisea

You can find many of these species, and more, available at garden centers, such as Three Seasons's local Palmetto, Florida nursery, where you can buy native plants, get landscaping design assistance, and installation services.


Bromeliad Size Range & Planting Options

Bromeliads are popular in Palmetto to plant in landscape beds.

Bromeliads are a great option for a focal point or ground...

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Artificial Turf vs. Real Turf: Is It Worth It

Lawns are one of the places on your property that see the most usage, whether they are commercial or residential. Residential property lawns are where kids and pets play, families have friends over to grill out, and parents go to relax on a nice spring morning. Commercial properties like golf courses and tennis courts provide places for recreation.

Since lawns have so much usage and foot traffic, property owners may want to consider the pros and cons of using artificial turf and real grass.


What is Artificial Turf

Putting greens are a popular use of artificial turf for homeowners in Palmetto.

Artificial turf was invented in the mid-1960s for domed athletic fields, as they didn’t receive enough sunlight to keep real grass growing. Since then, artificial turf has evolved and presents many different options for both residential and commercial use. The material is made from plastics and some is also made from recycled materials.

It’s installed with a few steps, which include:

  • Prepping land and putting down a weed barrier
  • Laying down a base of crushed rock that is approximately 2-4” deep
  • Rolling out the turf and seaming it together
  • Adding infill material and brooming it into the turf

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What the Winter Season Means for Your Lawn Mowing & Maintenance

In Florida, winter means an entirely different thing for your lawn compared to other areas of the country. For instance, lawn mowing and maintenance typically don't end; they just slow down or change in their patterns.

In areas such as Palmetto, Parrish, and Bradenton, FL, the turf will actually turn a brown color. While you may be quick to think the grass is dying, this is not the case. Florida turfgrass goes dormant naturally during the cooler months, as well as grows slower and is not as green.

Heed these suggestions when taking care of your lawn mowing and maintenance throughout the winter, so that your yard thrives in the spring!


Mowing Frequency for Turfgrass in Florida During Winter

In Florida, mowing is a year-round event. There is never a time that the grass is not growing at some measurable rate, as the temperatures do not fall as low as they do in the northern states. However, the combination of dry weather, cooler temperatures, and less frequent irrigation during the winter do slow down the growth of your turfgrass quite a bit.

Average lawns will need to maintain mowing once every two weeks. Some lawns may even go as...

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