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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. In August, some often feel it’s too hot to work in the lawn and garden, but the climbing temperatures can be put to use to solarize your soil. Successful soil solarization takes about 4 to 6 weeks, so August is the time to get your garden ready for fall planting.

August Flower Garden Tips - Weekly deep watering -- from irrigation or rainfall -- is crucial for certain shrubs and trees, especially rhododendrons and azaleas, which are setting flower buds now for next year's blooms. The same goestrue for camellias. Plants that offer showy winter berries, such as hollies and firethorn, also appreciate consistent moisture now. If they get too dry, the immature berries may drop.

  • Roses Prepare everblooming roses for fall flowering by cutting plants back by about one-third. Also, prune any dead stems. Feed plants using a rose fertilizer and renew mulch. Water roses deeply once a week if the drought persists.
  • Impatiens Give leggy, lanky impatiens a haircut, trimming stems to half their length. After cutting, feed plants with a general water-soluble fertilizer, such as 20-20-20. You'll have bushy plants covered with blooms in time for autumn.

August Landscape Design Tips - Study the sun and wind patterns. You might want to place a patio on the west side of the house, but it will get lots of afternoon sun, which means dinner time in August won't be relaxing -- just hot. And wind whistling around a corner will quickly extinguish a fire pit. Those are common mistakes in landscape design for beginners - especially in August. Your plan should take into account what the sun and the wind do at different times of the day and year. 

 

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Steve Mansfield provided a quote for removal of existing overgrown landscape and helped design a new, updated and easier to maintain design. Company removed existing landscape; and then crew came in to level ground and plant new landscape, including adjusting sprinkler needs and building a wall to accent the work. Crews were great and professional; results were great, and they came in under budget. We love our new landscape and the great look it gives our house! We will be using Mansfield again in the future for other landscape needs.

Cathy Puckett
September 13, 2021

Steve with Mansfield Landscaping does beautiful work.as you can see by the before picture with one tree. I viewed several of the properties they did before selecting them. People pass by all the time admiring the yard.

Sheryl Richardson
September 7, 2021

From planning to completion, Steve and his team did an outstanding job. He listened to want we wanted and recommended plants and trees which would work best for us. The job was a total rework of our yard and included stack stone, curbing, stone, and some sprinkler line rerouting. For everything they planted, they brought multiple plantings for us to choose from. Steve’s employees were prompt and courteous throughout the entire job and we’ve already recommended them to several other neighbors.

Robert Garrison
September 3, 2021

I love my new landscaping! The owner went out of his way to get the job done by a certain date. He arranged for old palm tree and old landscaping removal. Not only did Mansfield Landscaping do a great job with the new landscaping, but the crew worked very fast and they were very nice and accommodating. Would definitely use them again.

Evy M
August 29, 2021

I had old bushes removed and had 16 new ones planted. I also had 200 ft. of hardscape capped. The job was completed in 2 days. The workers were very professional.

Edmund Peck
August 22, 2021

The entire experience was first class. The work crew was meticulous and made sure you loved what you got before they were paid a dime. They were thorough and very fun to interact with as they were working. These guys worked hard and efficiently. Great job and very happy customer !

John L
July 30, 2021

From start to finish, Steve was excellent to work with in a complete overhaul of our home's landscaping. We were specific in our desired layout and foliage, and Steve incorporated our goals into his proposed design, producing an excellent end result (including my wife's dream fruit tree mini-grove). Steve runs a tight ship, keeps his word, maintains his proposed timeline, and pays attention to detail. The primary crew of Dan, Renaldo, Tommy, and Felipe were excellent, attentive, and industrious (despite the oppressive heat), while Nick and his crew did a great job installing (and explaining) an entirely new irrigation and lighting system. As anyone who lives in Florida knows, it's unusual to have such a positive experience when doing major renovations...we would not hesitate to work with Steve and his team again in the future.

Christopher Kauffman
July 29, 2021

We had the front of our house and side circle refurbished by getting rid of palm trees and old landscaping and replaced with new brick walls. We are very happy with the results. The entire experience from the design to the work crew resulted in a very positive experience.

Bruce Ponzio
July 28, 2021

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