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Which One Serves As a Better Ground Cover - Mulch or Rock?

Installing ground cover in your landscape beds is not merely for aesthetic purposes, although it's undeniable how it adds interest and color to your property. You can get either mulch or rock as a ground cover, both of which are great options. Both of these options can protect your soil from erosion, prevent weeds from growing, and regulate soil temperature. Both mulch and rock come in different colors, so you don't have to worry much about the aesthetics of your ground cover. Keep reading to learn more about their benefits to help you decide what ground cover you should get for your landscape beds.


Benefits of Mulch Include Soil Erosion Protection, Weed Growth Prevention, & More

Mulch being spread throughout a lawn bed in Bradenton, FL.

Mulch is an excellent choice for ground cover as it provides the following benefits:

  • Soil erosion protection - Mulch is laid on the soil surface, therefore becoming a barrier to protect the exposed soil. It helps stabilize the soil, which is especially important during heavy rainfall when runoff can quickly erode the soil.
  • Weed growth prevention - It also blocks sunlight, one of the primary nutrients weeds need to grow. By depriving them of this, weeds will have a...
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4 Reasons You Should Install Artificial Turf

If you are a homeowner who wants to have a lawn that doesn't require too much maintenance, installing artificial turf is your best option. It offers various benefits, such as the ability to remain in good condition all year round without fertilizing, mowing, watering, and applying herbicides. Once your artificial turf has been installed, you and your family can enjoy your lawn without having to worry about issues such as insects and diseases that can damage natural grass.

Artificial turf is a low-maintenance and economical choice for homeowners that doesn't require you to sacrifice aesthetics. More importantly, artificial turf helps reduce allergies for you and your pets, as it is made from hypoallergenic materials. Find out more about why you should install artificial turf on your lawn in Florida.


1. No Watering

If you reside in an area where it rarely rains and there is limited water supply, then installing artificial turf is the best option for a presentable lawn. Since it's artificial, this kind of turf does not need to be watered to stay healthy and look good.

Our artificial turf installation services use NexGen Lawns' products, which...

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5 of the Best Plants for the Florida Summers

Summers in Florida are hot. This can discourage homeowners from planting flowers and other plants under the sweltering heat. However, some plants such as hibiscus and bird of paradise prefer being under the sun and will give your lawn a pop of color during the summer.

Here are the top 5 plants to include in your landscape this summer. Learn what they look like, where to plant them, their maintenance levels, and more.


1. Bird of Paradise

A bird of paradise plant growing on a property in Anna Maria, FL.

The bird of paradise is a herbaceous plant known for its distinct appearance as it looks like a bird in flight. It will make a great addition to your landscape because of its evergreen leaves and eye-catching blue and orange flowers that will stand out among other plants.

This plant will bloom both in sunny and partially shaded areas, but its height will differ. A bird of paradise placed under partial shade will be taller with larger flowers than those grown under the full sun. Dry conditions will result in yellow leaves, so make sure your soil is regularly receiving water, whether it be from the rain or your sprinkler.

Fertilization should not be overlooked to ensure a healthy mature plant. We also recommend trimming the...

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Patios And Walkways - How to Talk the Talk and Walk the Walk

Talk like the pros by learning some of the most common patio and walkway terms! Installing a new patio or walkway can represent a rather intimidating experience for some homeowners. However, mastering some of the industry jargon can go a long way towards easing the tension when discussing your plans with our team at Three Seasons in Palmetto, FL, regarding patio and walkway installation.

Let’s discuss the benefits of patio and walkway installation before delving into some definitions.


Custom Patio or Walkway Installation Offers the Perfect Outdoor Entertaining Area

Florida homeowners often install a custom patio or walkway for a specific purpose and remain unaware of their secondary benefits. Maybe you want to build a patio to create more space for entertaining guests. Perhaps you’d like a new walkway to make it easier to access certain areas of your yard. Both serve as good reasons to have work done, but let’s discuss some of the other perks.

Enhanced Curb Appeal

A new patio or walkway can dramatically improve the look of your home. The increased curb appeal will raise the overall value of your property should you ever decide to sell.

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Our Top 5 Plants Many Clients Request for Their Landscaping

We provide quality landscaping services include providing our clients with various plant options for their outdoor areas. We have many different types of flowers, shrubs, and trees for our clients to choose from to improve their landscapes. Here are a few facts about the top 5 plants requested by our clients.


1. Red Ti Plant

Red Ti plants at a property in Bradenton, Florida.

The Red Ti plant may also be known by its scientific name, Cordyline Fruticosa. This beautiful plant adds life and color to any landscape with its attractive purple and red foliage. One of the reasons homeowners love the red ti plant is that it stays a brilliant hue year-round. Some cultures plant the red ti to bring good luck, giving it a third nickname: the “good luck plant.” Some tips for the red ti plant include:

  • The Red Ti plant should be planted in areas around your property with partial sun or partial or high shaded areas.

  • For proper growth, keep the Red Ti well watered, but do not overwater. This plant can only withstand brief periods of drought.

  • If the leaf edges begin to discolor, the water may contain too much fluoride or too much fertilizer was administered to the plant.


2. Croton Gold Dust

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