Great lawn and landscaping information for Central Florida.
Palmetto, FL is unique in that most of our plants will survive the winter months. That means that unlike most places in the country, we don’t have to go all winter without seeing some bright color in our landscapes.
Winter is a time of dormancy for many plants, but there are still some colorful winter annuals that thrive in Parrish, FL and nearby areas. When trying to find plants that will add a pop of color in this dormant period, consider these five charming additions.
In any place north of Florida, geraniums are spring (or even summer) bloomers, they will not survive the cold winter weather. In central and south Florida, however, they thrive in our mild winters. They prefer cool temperatures in the evening and need at least 4-6 hours of sunlight a day.
These bright flowers come in a variety of bloom shapes, and they come in varying shades of pink, red, orange, purple, and white and average 1-2 feet in height. They will continue to bloom throughout the season if you remove the spent flowers, referred to as deadheading.
Violas are similar to pansies, but even more...
Spring has sprung, which means it is time to consider giving your Florida landscaping a nice facelift. Aside from a spring cleanup to remove any yard debris, another way to boost your landscape beds' appearance is by installing some annual flowers.
As their name indicates, annual flowers will only live for a growing season. Annual flowers have many benefits. They will bloom for months with the proper watering schedule and also do not require a lot of maintenance, unlike perennials that will need to be trimmed and pruned on a routine basis. Annuals also will sometimes shed seeds, meaning you could have new plants in the coming year.
Learn about five popular annual flowers we install at residential and commercial properties throughout Parrish, Palmetto, Bradenton, and the surrounding areas of Florida.
These pretty flowers generally bloom in late spring and throughout the summer and fall when watered properly. Their bright colors attract birds and butterflies. Impatiens bloom in:
Make sure to water impatiens regularly, as they can...
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 ...
One of the most enjoyable things about living in a Southern state is being able to enjoy gardening and planting annuals in the fall. There are so many colorful blooms and bright hues that fall annuals have to offer the Bradenton, FL area, that help homeowners and businesses spice up their landscaping.
Fall annuals can be added in a variety of ways to your property, including using them in:
In Central Florida, fall annuals allow for the opportunity to keep gardening and to enjoy the wildlife that these flowers attract, such as various species of birds and butterflies.
Fall annuals can extend your planting season by quite a few months, taking up space between the end of summer and the beginning of winter. It is a good idea to plant your autumn blooms as summer ends, but before the leaves start to change and the first frost hits.
Planting can change depending on conditions such as the weather, type of soil, moisture, and average daily temperatures. If you plant your new flowers well before the first frost, they will last long into the autumn season and provide ...
A great landscape design includes both annuals and perennials. The combination of hearty, yearlong plants and bright, seasonal flowers creates a balanced look within your landscaping beds.
Knowing the difference between your annuals and perennials will aid you in maintaining their health and help your landscape to look the best it can.
Annuals live for one growing season and do not return. Their lifecycle, within a single season, includes sprouting, flowering, seeding, and then dying. These flowers bloom all season long and usually add brilliant splashes of color to your property.
Plant them in bunches and try different options each year for a unique look to your landscape design. Some popular annuals in the Palmetto, Parrish, and Bradenton, FL areas include zinnias, marigolds, and impatiens.
Annual plants require moist soil and a water-soluble fertilizer to survive. Deadheading the blooms throughout the season is necessary to keep them flowering the entire time. Warm-season annuals grow best in the summer. Since Florida usually has two growing seasons, there are additional annuals that grow well...
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