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3 Awesome Plants That Naturally Repel Mosquitos in The Villages® Community.

3 Awesome Plants That Naturally Repel Mosquitos in The Villages® Community.

It is warming up in Florida which means we are spending more time outdoors with friends. Unfortunately, that usually involves some un-invited guest will show up and try to ruin your afternoon. It's a guest we are all familiar with living in The Villages® Community. Yes, if you are outside so are...

Five plants that bring butterflies to your garden.

Five plants that bring butterflies to your garden.

A garden is a beautiful addition to any home. 
It brings out a lot of color and vibrancy to the exterior of the house, creating an inviting feeling to any guest who visits. But what can someone add to their garden to make it even better? Butterflies! Though it's not as simple as grabbing a...

Mansfield Landscaping - Residents of The Villages Landscaper of Choice

Mansfield Landscaping - Residents of The Villages Landscaper of Choice

It's another beautiful day in The Villages® Community! We know you live here in Florida for the beautiful weather and lovely scenery. When it comes to the scenery in your yard, trust in the name thousands of Village residents have been turning to for many years, Mansfield Landscaping.

We have several...

Attention New Homeowners: Get $50 in Free Plants Today

Attention New Homeowners: Get $50 in Free Plants Today

This offer from Mansfield Landscaping is so good, we had to write about it. For a limited time, we are offering a very special gift to new homeowners throughout Central Florida...$50 in FREE Nursery Plant Purchases, just for stopping by our Nursery & Outdoor Showroom in Yalaha. This offer...

What's the best eco-friendly mulch?

What's the best eco-friendly mulch?

Tending to a garden is a pleasant, calming hobby for a lot of different people.  An essential part of gardening is mulching. It keeps away weeds, regulates the temperature and moisture of the soil, and is generally aesthetically pleasing. But the mulch you're used to using may be doing more harm...

Lawn Care During Winter.

Lawn Care During Winter.

It's starting to look a lot like Christmas, and it's starting to feel like it too!  Those temperatures are dropping quickly, even in usually warm and sunny Florida. During the winter months, it's important to make sure anything living outdoors, like various plants and luscious green yards, get...

Spruce up your landscaping with colors of Autumn

Spruce up your landscaping with colors of Autumn

While Florida may not be a tourist attraction for fall colors like New England is,  we can still satisfy our longing for stunning "fall color" in our landscapes through a strategic use of tropical foliage plants. You can capture all of Autumn's reds, oranges, yellows and browns by knowing what...

5 Rules for New Sod

5 Rules for New Sod

Having a home you’re proud of is a big deal, but having a yard that gives off that good first impression can be an even bigger deal. For some, grass doesn’t always grow greener on their side of the fence but have no fear because sod is here! Sod is an excellent way to make your yard look...

Planting Mature Trees

Planting Mature Trees

Finding a new perfect home, in the perfect neighborhood, on the perfect street is a once in a lifetime thing. For those lucky enough to experience this, it’s a joyous occasion! Perhaps so joyful you want to throw a lovely outdoor party in your new backyard. That’s when you realize; it’s...

Can my lawn bounce back from the cold winter?

Can my lawn bounce back from the cold winter?

Don’t be alarmed if your lawn is looking rough after this year's brutal winter. Between brutally cold temperatures and drying winds, your turf probably took a beating this year. It will most likely come back alright, but some great care can prevent any future problems, reverse damage and let your...

Florida deep freeze; will my landscaping survive this harsh winter?

Florida deep freeze; will my landscaping survive this harsh winter?

While it may be “nothing” compared to our neighbors up north, we Floridians do in fact experience cold weather and even freezes! I know, it’s tough for us to put away the flip-flops, but more importantly, we want to keep our tropical, beautiful, sun-loving plants alive.

So, fellow...

Do's and Don'ts of Great Curb Appeal

Do's and Don'ts of Great Curb Appeal

Nicole Stevens

First impressions are so crucial in many different aspects of life. From relationships to jobs, even to home owning, a good first impression is an important one. Imagine any of the times you’ve driven through nice neighborhoods, potentially looking for a new place...

How do I prevent a chinch bug invasion from my neighbor's yard?

How do I prevent a chinch bug invasion from my neighbor's yard?

To chinch bugs, your lawn is dinner. 

You’ve done everything right. Watered your lawn regularly. Fed your lawn when you’re supposed to. Now and then, you discover you have what appears to be drought damage. If you have St. Augustine or zoysia grass, you definitely may be entertaining...

Keeping Your Landscaping Looking Beautiful...Even With Florida Summer Downpours

Keeping Your Landscaping Looking Beautiful...Even With Florida Summer Downpours

Oftentimes, the primary difference between minimizing storm damage and sustaining a complete loss to landscape trees, gardens and flower beds comes down to how well your landscape is managed. 

During the Florida storm season, unpredictable summer downpours and even severe thunderstorms sometimes seemingly...

Bee Friendly Landscaping Ideas

Bee Friendly Landscaping Ideas

Undoubtedly, you’ve heard about the recent drastic decline in honeybees and may want to find out if there is anything you can do to support maintaining and even increasing the local bee populations. Well, the excellent news is that there's a lot that you, as a homeowner can do to play your part in...

Some August Tips Tricks for Florida Landscapes

Some August Tips Tricks for Florida Landscapes

Soil Solarization - In August, the hottest days of summer are well upon us. Temperatures reach the 90’s daily with heat indexes well above 100....

Put the finishing touch on your landscape with rocks and boulders

Put the finishing touch on your landscape with rocks and boulders

Traditional items like flowers and shrubs are typically first considered in landscaping. However, did you know that boulders and rocks are also a great choice? Landscaping experts suggest the idea of homeowners using rock gardens to give their yards a unique, relaxing feel. Finding boulders and rocks...

5 Things to consider when picking out palm trees

5 Things to consider when picking out palm trees

There are five factors that you should consider when picking out palm trees. These factors are soil, size, temperature, sunlight, and water.

  1. The soil is by far the most important factor for growing healthy palm trees. When purchasing palm trees, ask how much nutrients and water the specific palm tree needs to receive to stay healthy. This determines what type of soil these particular palm trees will grow in best. Proper fertilization is an important component of proper palm tree care. Various types of palm trees require specially formulated fertilizers that address specific conditions. If your soil is not properly nutrient, organic or inorganic fertilizers can strengthen it.
  2. Size at maturity is the second factor. Keep in mind that what began as a little palm for sale at your local nursery may reach a height of 50 feet or more as an adult tree. This increase results in the overpowering over trees on your property and interferes with overhead lines and underground conduits. Be sure that the size of your specific palm at maturity lines up with your needs and overall landscape design.
  3. The next factor is temperature. Most palm trees won’t tolerate freezing weather and even a short bout of frost weakens some trees and leave them vulnerable to insects and disease. Check with your tree expert for specific advice if you're unsure about the growing conditions in your area.
  4. The fourth factor is sunlight. Not all types of palm tree are equally tolerant to the sun. In fact, some varieties of palms prefer shady conditions over full sun exposure. Keep these facts in mind when considering the kind of palm tree that would suit your needs best.
  5. The final factor is water. Although Palm trees have long been associated with tropical or desert conditions, in the wild, they areactually only found near abundant and continuous water supplies. If you are choosing a palm tree for your property, make sure that it will receive adequate water. Be prepared to water your newly transplanted palm tree frequently while it acclimatizes.

How to prevent dog urine burns on grass

How to prevent dog urine burns on grass

While we love our dogs like family members, no one is a fan of brown “burn” spots our dog’s urine leaves on the lawn. Urine burns leave the yard unsightly and seem nearly impossible to prevent or eliminate.  In families with multiple dogs, a dead lawn can occur quicker than you may realize. There...

What do I need to do to prep my Florida lawn this spring?

What do I need to do to prep my Florida lawn this spring?

If you’ve prepped your lawn properly in autumn, getting it ready for spring should be simple. Fall is when most of the work should be done. However, there are few things to keep in mind during springtime for a gorgeous lawn.

You’ll want to remove any debris that has accumulated. This is a perfect...

The best way to take care of your landscaping during an overnight freeze

The best way to take care of your landscaping during an overnight freeze

Freezing and Frost can occur even in areas that are typically “frost-free.” If frost is predicted for your area, you need to protect your vulnerable plants such as:

The steps you will want to take when frost or freeze threaten tender plants include:

Bring Indoors: ...

Is there a way to save your lawn without resodding?

Is there a way to save your lawn without resodding?

If the condition of your lawn has gotten away from you, early fall is the time to get to work on giving your grass a new lease on life. The soil is still plenty warm from the summer, but the air is cooler – which creates perfect conditions for germination. When grass seed is planted in the fall, the...

Which sprinkler system is right for your landscaping?

Which sprinkler system is right for your landscaping?

Approximately a third of your water bill is spent on irrigation, so choosing the right one for your needs is integral. Having native, drought resistant plants helps, but if you have a garden, you’ll have to water more frequently.

How much water do your plants need? Just like grass, the most efficient...

Top Tips for Keeping Pests Out of Your Landscaping

Top Tips for Keeping Pests Out of Your Landscaping

There’s nothing more frustrating than putting your heart and soul (plus a solid chunk of your bank account) into landscaping only to have pests destroy it. Here in Florida, we must be ever pest-vigilant, since we seem to get everything from chinch bugs to armadillos.

Deer, rabbits, snails, slugs,...

Favorite Florida Perennials

Favorite Florida Perennials

You just can’t find a flower or plant easier to grow in Florida than old-fashioned favorite perennials. It shouldn’t take a whole lot of work to enjoy a beautiful garden, it’s just a matter of choosing the right plants. We’ve put together this list of no-fail favorite perennials for you to enjoy...

Top Tips for Summertime Care of Florida Landscaping

Top Tips for Summertime Care of Florida Landscaping

Ahhh...Summer time in Florida. Ushered in officially in the month of June, Florida Summer finds us outside enjoying nature and taking a good look at the gardening and landscaping areas of our property. Summertime is the perfect time for updates to old, overgrown landscape and taking a fresh look at...

Types of Florida Grasses

Types of Florida Grasses

St. Augustine Grass – By far the most popular choice for lawns in Florida, St. Augustine grass has a broad, flat blades and is nearly a dark bluish-green in color. Planted by sprigs, plugs or sods, St. Augustine is spread over the ground using stolons or runners – resulting in a...

When and for how long should I irrigate my St. Augustine Grass

When and for how long should I irrigate my St. Augustine Grass

Among all of the grasses in Florida, St. Augustine seems to be the most finicky and problematic grass of all the species. Usually, the problem is with the irrigation and the aspects that come along with it.

The University of Florida states that there are three main characteristics of an irrigation plan...

Rock Mulch vs. Wood Mulch: Which is the right choice for you?

Rock Mulch vs. Wood Mulch: Which is the right choice for you?

With so much information floating around on the internet and the opinions of others, landscaping books and even home improvement TV shows, making the choice of the best mulch for you can be a difficult one.

Here are some tips to keep in mind when making your mulch choices:

Wood (bark) Mulch...

10 Ideas to Create a Gorgeous Small Backyard Oasis

10 Ideas to Create a Gorgeous Small Backyard Oasis

There are many beautiful neighborhoods in Central Florida that offer stunning homes but not much yard space. To some this is a perfect time to down size after retirement and not have to worry about taking care of a huge lawn. Even though the back yard is small it could feel a bit overwhelming when it...

Resodding Your Lawn

Resodding Your Lawn

Are you considering resodding your lawn? Fortunately, Central Florida has a mild climate, so resodding can be done almost any time! The recommended and best times however, are October, February, and March. Here at Mansfield, we suggest resodding in the fall time. Avoiding extreme high and low temperatures...

Backyard Putting Greens: Practice right outside your door!

Backyard Putting Greens: Practice right outside your door!

When you think about inviting friends and family over for a get together, visit, cookout or family fun day, you may think of family activities to participate in indoors, like board games, charades, or a pool table. Outside, you might think about volleyball, badminton or playing catch, but there’s...

Landscaping: It’s Not just About Flowers and Trees

Landscaping: It’s Not just About Flowers and Trees

Sure, the land surrounding your home and property is always made much more pleasing by adding the right trees, flowers, shrubs and gardens; but did you know landscaping services include much more than just the pretty blooming nature placed precisely where you like it.

Landscaping also includes hardscaping...

How to Protect Your Landscape During Cooler Temperatures

How to Protect Your Landscape During Cooler Temperatures

Here in Florida and across the country we are still experiencing very pleasant warm weather the meteorologist are attributing to this year's El Nino. While we still may be sporting our flip flops and tank tops they are predicting cooler weather is on it's way, and we will finally be able to pull our...

Outdoor Fireplace vs. Firepit - which one is your best option?

Outdoor Fireplace vs. Firepit - which one is your best option?

You undoubtedly built your outdoor patio to extend the enjoyment of your home from the inside to the outside and create an enjoyable living space beyond the walls of your home. You may have constructed an entire room or two with furniture that withstands the elements and maybe even an outdoor kitchen...

Irrigation Systems

Irrigation Systems

What is the perfect time you should water your lawn and landscaping? The answer: 4:30am. Most people aren't awake at that hour and if they are they are definitely not thinking of watering their yards. We are always looking for ways to make our lives easier and more convenient. One way to do that is...

Choosing the Best Curb Appeal Trees

Choosing the Best Curb Appeal Trees

While some trees are high maintenance and can become more trouble than they’re worth, others are relatively easy to maintain and combine low maintenance enjoyability with beauty and stunning curb appeal.

Some of our favorites to beautify your front yard include:

Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia)...

Spash Autumn Colors Into Your Yard

Spash Autumn Colors Into Your Yard

It's no secret Florida doesn't have the wide array of colorful fall foliage as the Northern states. Some see it as a trade off, after all 76 degrees in late November is kind of nice. Most people living in Florida today grew up some where else and miss the warm Autumn colors of home. Even though we live...

Landscaping with Less Water, Less Maintenance, and Less Impact on the Environment

 Landscaping with Less Water, Less Maintenance, and Less Impact on the Environment

Here's a word for ya: Xeriscape. The word itself is pretty weird, but the concept is simple and brilliant! It means to use water-effiecient plants and methods to create a landscape. The term xeros literally means dry in Greek. It is a practice that began in Colorado as a way to conserve water on landscaping...

Favorite Palm Trees of Central Florida

Favorite Palm Trees of Central Florida

Florida is a land of extraordinary tropical beauty. From the panhandle to the Keys, Palm trees sway throughout, turning the state into an incredible paradise. Not all palms are alike, and knowing which ones thrive in central Florida is a key to stunning landscaping.

The hardiest and most widely found...

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    Latest Reviews

    I got a few estimates before I called Mansfield. I talked to Steve on the phone for about an hour, the next day he came to see the property. He made a couple suggestions and we talked some more. I signed the contract that day and was glad I did. His crew showed up on time and completed the project in two days, as promised, in spite of the rain. The crew was wonderful. I highly recommend Mansfield Landscaping.

    Pamela Nye
    July 11, 2019

    Mansfield landscaping did a great job on our beds. Their process was simple and straight forward. Steve is knowledgeable and capable of getting your decisions settled and their field guys were courteous and attentive on the install.

    Go Davis
    July 11, 2019

    This year we hired Mansfield to replace all grass and existing rock in our new Fenney Courtyard Villa. Prompt, courteous service! Beautiful bushes, trees and all new rock with decorative stone wall. Very happy!

    Robert H
    July 1, 2019

    Steve Mansfield and his crew did an amazing job adding landscape walls, redesigning my beds, disposing of the wood chips in the front and side yards. We are very pleased with the finished job. If there was a delay on the job, whack happened to be rain, Steve called and let us know.

    Phillis Siconolfi
    June 28, 2019

    We didn’t really know what we wanted when we called Mansfield. We walked around the yard and just picked a few products from the things that we thought we might like. We can’t believe the finished product the Mansfield team was able to transform our home into. From trees to bushes and lighting and a patio. Thank you Mansfield.

    Dennis Van Nyhuis
    June 26, 2019

    We put off having landscaping work done for the first four years in our new home. We finally came to the conclusion that we weren’t doing a very good job. We read some reviews and settled on Mansfield Landscaping. That turned out to be an excellent choice. Steve and his crew did an excellent job. Steve is a great designer when it comes to making the yard look beautiful. The cost for the job was comparable to others in the area, and Steve is always available when you call him, which we feel is very important. We’re soon to move to a new house in The Villages and will definitely call on Steve and Mansfield Landscaping to work for us again.

    Wallace King
    June 26, 2019

    Mansfield Landscaping did a fantastic job replacing my rock landscaped yard with a new sodded lawn. In addition, they created a walled-in area with beautiful shrubs. They removed dead palms and planted a lovely magnolia - they also quickly replaced a hibiscus bush that didn't survive relocation. I am extremely happy and would highly recommend their services.

    Maureen Henry
    May 30, 2019

    I found this company from a google search and I'm so glad I did. I spoke with Steve over the phone he was very upfront with pricing. A day or so later he came out and walked our yard and gave me and my husband a great vision for what we were looking for. We were on a time crunch due to celebrating our gender reveal party and Steve and his guys, very professional, came out and finished the work in a day and a half. I would recommend this company to anyone looking for professional landscaping. If I could give them 10 stars I would. You will not be disappointed.

    Jael Georges
    May 30, 2019

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    3 Awesome Plants That Naturally Repel Mosquitos in The Villages® Community.

    3 Awesome Plants That Naturally Repel Mosquitos in The Villages® Community.

    Monday, May 6, 2019

    It is warming up in Florida which means we are spending more time outdoors with friends. Unfortunately, that usually involves some un-invited guest will show up and try to ruin your afternoon. It's a guest we are all familiar with living in The Villages® Community. Yes, if you are outside so are the mosquitoes. With all the diseases they carry this could be quite dangerous. Sometimes even the bug repellant also isn't enough to keep these flying nightmares away. One simple trick is to arm your landscaping with plants that naturally keep mosquitoes away.

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    Five plants that bring butterflies to your garden.

    Five plants that bring butterflies to your garden.

    Monday, March 18, 2019

    A garden is a beautiful addition to any home. 
    It brings out a lot of color and vibrancy to the exterior of the house, creating an inviting feeling to any guest who visits. But what can someone add to their garden to make it even better? Butterflies! Though it's not as simple as grabbing a net to catch and bring them to the garden, there are simple ways to bring all the butterflies to the yard. Planting flowers that the butterflies love! Here you will find some of the top 5 flowers for attracting those beautiful bugs to enjoy the garden with the guests.

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    Mansfield Landscaping - Residents of The Villages Landscaper of Choice

    Mansfield Landscaping - Residents of The Villages Landscaper of Choice

    Thursday, March 14, 2019

    It's another beautiful day in The Villages® Community! We know you live here in Florida for the beautiful weather and lovely scenery. When it comes to the scenery in your yard, trust in the name thousands of Village residents have been turning to for many years, Mansfield Landscaping.

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