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Benefits of a Paver Patio & What to Consider When Planning for Your New Patio

Enhance your yard this year by having our team design and install your very own paver patio! When it comes to choosing materials to construct your patio, the benefits of pavers outweigh many other options in the landscaping industry on a number of levels including durability, affordability, and aesthetics.

Pavers are durable, affordable, and easy to maintain.

Pavers, flagstone, and concrete are all common options when people are looking to add on to their landscaping. Creating a viable outdoor space for gatherings is, of course, the end goal, but choosing something that will last is equally important.

Interlocking pavers are durable. Concrete slabs are prone to cracking and breaking, which then require patches to fix. This sort of repair work can create and an eyesore to your overall landscaping appearance. Pavers are sturdy, stable, and allow for expansion and contraction, which is important due to the high moisture levels of Central Florida. Pavers are easy to maintain, making them a prime choice above concrete slabs.

Additionally, your investment in using pavers is ultimately just that... an investment. You will be putting your money into an affordable, patio...

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5 Tips to Prepare Your Landscaping During the Spring

As each season changes, we have to adapt the way we care for our lawns and landscaping. Spring weather in Florida is sunny and the start of the rainy season. At this time, it is encouraged to begin working on your lawn and landscape before the weather gets hotter.

Here are five tips that you can utilize to prepare your landscape during the spring season.

1. Check your irrigation system

Spring is when the weather is starting to get hot, which is a concern for your landscaping. Be sure to run your irrigation system, and check for any broken sprinkler heads or pipes. This is apparent by observing either a geyser effect for a broken sprinkler head, or flooding in the case of a broken pipe.

In addition, it would be a good idea to take a look at the timing mechanism (clock) of your irrigation system to make sure that it is set for the proper times to run and durations to run for.

2. Mulch your landscape

Old mulch can create a mat on your landscaping beds that encourage breeding for disease and insects. In fact, old mulch also creates a layer that blocks nutrients from getting to your plants. Remove the old mulch and add new mulch during the spring to help your plants...

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Create an Outdoor Fire Pit or Fireplace for Florida's Cooler Winter Nights

Floridians are used to warmer temperatures throughout most of the months of the year. When a cold front sweeps in and temperatures start to drop in the winter months, nighttime in Florida can be quite chilly. Alleviate the bite from the winter cold by installing your very own fire pit or fireplace outside.

Choosing between an outdoor fire pit or fireplace for cooler nights in Florida.

Give your family and friends somewhere warm and comforting to go with your own fireside oasis in your backyard! Depending on your type of entertaining, there are benefits of both fire pits and fireplaces, and there is one that is right for your home.

Outdoor Fire Pits

Fire pits tend to embody a socialization space. Typically seen as mimicking a campfire, fire pits create ample seating room, are low profile, and the perfect choice for a small backyard. Fire pits are most commonly seen as circular but can be found in more modern shapes such as square, rectangle, or oval.

Fire pits ultimately are more cost-effective and leave you to enjoy the Florida weather year round. Fire pits can have a wide range of prices depending on your preferences.

If you are looking to entertain throughout...

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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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