Great lawn and landscaping information for Central Florida.
For those of us who take great pride in keeping our lawn regularly maintained, it can be a bit challenging in our area of Florida. With all the rain we receive frequently, our lawns seem to hardly have any time to dry and breathe before the next bout of rain. While it’s vitally important to keep your lawn regularly maintained, it’s just as important to make sure you don’t mow your grass when it’s wet.
Mowing wet grass is a bad idea for many reasons. A wet lawn poses safety risks, causes extra work for you or your landscapers, and is actually very unhealthy for your lawn. Here are some reasons why it’s a bad idea to mow wet grass in Palmetto, Parrish, Bradenton, and the surrounding areas.
Mowing your lawn while wet is detrimental to its health. Wet grass tends to bend over, making it more likely the mower will knock over and miss some blades. This results in an uneven cut where taller patches of grass will stick out above the rest of the grass like cowlicks.
Wet grass also cuts less cleanly than dry grass, resulting in larger clippings that tend to clump all over your...
The summer heat can be brutal on plant life. Heavy rains can lead to erosion and flooding problems, the humidity encourages weed growth, and grass grows rapidly in the warm sun.
Without proper care, your lawn can easily become overgrown and riddled with weeds. To prevent your lawn from becoming the eye-sore of the neighborhood, it’s important to follow best practices for maintaining your lawn in the summer.
From the pros at Three Seasons, we have a set of valuable tips to keep things healthy and green—even in the intense summer weather.
During the summer, lawns can get out of hand in a hurry. A few good thunderstorms can saturate your lawn with water, which multiplies the growth rate of grass and plants. The warm sun and high humidity add fuel to the fire, and before you know it, your grass is growing out over your curb and weeds are beginning to take hold.
At Three Seasons, we offer regularly scheduled lawn care for this exact reason. In our service area in Florida, we typically mow once a week because the weather is very conducive to rapid growth.
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Many homeowners look for clever ways to spruce up their lawns, which can include statues, topiaries, and outdoor lighting. Perhaps one of the most pleasing and relaxing additions are those that involve water features.
The trickling water invokes a sense of calm and adds a decorative touch to the landscape. The benefits of adding water features to your yard are numerous and include improved air quality, increased wildlife presence, peaceful tricking water, and low maintenance. Here are a few reasons why you should consider adding water features to your home or business in Palmetto, Parrish, Bradenton, and nearby Florida areas.
One of the most exciting benefits of water features is the attraction of wildlife to residential and commercial properties. All animals need water, and they usually spend a good portion of their day seeking it out. The installation of a pond or waterfall will offer a refreshing place for animals to stop and cool off. You can see birds, frogs, squirrels, and many other animals visit your yard to take advantage of the...
In this area of Florida that includes Palmetto, Parrish, and Bradenton, we are blessed with a great climate where many different types of plants can grow and thrive. That means there are several choices for you to consider when looking at installing new landscaping or renovating your existing landscaping beds. At Three Seasons, we can supply or install plants for your landscaping needs.
Here is a guide to commonly used perennials in our area so that you can read through and choose which perennials you’d like to use for your Florida yard.
Perennials are plants that will live for at least two growing seasons, but often they will live much longer than that. They are a good choice for your landscaping because they are a lasting investment. Annual plants will only live for one growing season and you have to replant them more often.
A great way to add color to your yard is to plant flowering shrubs. These shrubs can grow for years if they are treated with the right fertilizer and pest control practices....
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.
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.
If you want the exact plant that will suit your landscaping ...
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