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The 5 Most Popular Palm Trees in Bradenton, FL

When people think Florida landscaping, one of the most prominent things in mind are the abundance of Florida palms that dot the horizon. While there are a mass variety of palm trees available to be used, there are some that cannot escape the attention of professional landscapers in the Bradenton, FL area. As both professional landscapers, and a palm tree nursery, we've compiled a list of the most common palm trees we install and sell in our nursery.

The Palmetto and Bradenton, FL areas fall under zone 9B when it comes to landscaping. This means most plants can withstand fairly cool temperatures without being damaged. The first frost usually hits between December 21st-31st, with the last frost hitting between January 21st-31st. These top five palms will be perfect for your landscaping needs this year!

1. Pygmy Date Palm

Pygmy Date Palm in front of a home in Palmetto, FL.Native from South China, the Pygmy Date Palm is one of the most widely used in Florida landscaping. This palm is both great for indoor and outdoor use and perfect for small gardens. The Pygmy Date is a slow growing palm that gets to about ten feet. When planted in groups, the trees tend to curve outward from one another...

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The Impact of a Cooler Winter on Your Grass

Winter has reached the Palmetto, FL area, and while it is not quite as cool as the rest of the country, we still feel the effects of the weather. Your lawn is one of the most affected areas when it comes to cold and freezing temperatures, impacting the state and health of your grass.

While Palmetto, FL lies in Central Florida, it is important to note the key differences in how your lawn is treated during the winter based on where you reside in Florida.

Warm Season Grasses & Winter Maintenance

The most popular type of grasses that you will find in Palmetto, FL and surrounding Central Florida areas are:

  • Saint Augustine
  • Bahia
  • Centipede
  • Zoysia

Caring for your lawn is always dependent on the type of grass you have in addition to the area you live in. We recommend the following for winterizing your lawn:

  • Proper mow height
  • Accurate amount of watering
  • Proper amount of fertilization

Keep your lawn as healthy as possible during the winter months by following a loose, but consistent, mowing and irrigating schedule for your grass. Warm season grasses go into dormancy during the winter naturally, so you will ...

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Protecting Your Tropical Plants When Temperatures Turn Cold in Palmetto, FL

Excessive frost damage can be the end for many tropical plants. When it comes to plant life in Florida, it is rare that a drop in temperature happens abruptly, but when it does it is important to take the necessary precautions to prevent permanent damage should frost or a freeze occur.

When temperatures decrease gradually during the year, as they tend to do slowly through fall and into winter, plants can acclimate themselves to the changing weather. Preparing for pre and post freeze are important to keep your tropical plants healthy and thriving in the winter months.

Preparing for a freeze in Florida.

Knowing the climate well helps both gardeners and landscapers successfully tend to plants in a tropical climate like Florida that risks dips in temperature. Working with professional landscapers, like Three Seasons, will leave the care to the pros. However, the following are steps you can take to assure the best survival of your tropical plants during a freeze.

  1. Plant site selection. Microclimates are important to consider when installing plants or landscaping. Microclimates, areas that are cooler or warmer, wetter or drier, than other areas, will make a big difference...
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Getting More Blooms From Your Bougainvilleas

Few flowers festoon the space they occupy with as much beauty as the Bougainvillea. It's radiant colors are a hallmark of the captivating flora found throughout the Palmetto, FL area. However, at times this flamboyant cornerstone of Floridian gardens may demonstrate a resistance to bearing the blooms upon which its reputation was founded. Our team of experts at Three Seasons have some helpful solutions for ensuring the health of your Bougainvillea.

Sunlight

Sunlight is the ransom necessary for your Bougainvillea to release the bloom it holds captive. Five hours or more of direct sunlight daily are required for your plants to obtain the necessary nutrients for it to show off its dazzling palette of colors. If you want yours blooming to its full potential, it is essential to ensure that it receives the requisite amount of daily sun exposure.

Wetter is not Better

Bougainvilleas thrive in arid climates, and routine watering by systematized irrigation devices can prevent your Bougainvillea from bursting forth with floral flamboyance. Experienced growers often water-stress the plants into blooming, depriving them of hydration for protracted periods of time, and...

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What to keep in mind when starting a hardscaping project.

Hardscaping refers to the design, layout, and installation of the portions of your yard that are not alive, such as custom pavers, fireplaces and fire pits, pathways, and more. However, as countless of clients throughout the Palmetto, FL area can attest, a professionally-conceived hardscaping installation can bring your lawn to life with your personalized vision.

There are several things to bear in mind before beginning the exciting process of innervating your yard with hardscaping. Some of these factors include:

How the climate will affect your hardscaping project.

How will different materials fare against the Florida sun? Should you install something that assists with the drainage of rainwater? How does the weather during our rainy season contribute to erosion? These are all factors that must be considered when choosing the materials to be used for your project.

Every piece of the design must be taken into account.

Whether your goal is to create intricate edging that creates concise, geometric separation of different types of plants in your yard, or to replicate the majestic splendor of nature with a rock retention wall that integrates seamlessly...

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