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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 the landscape designs - adding tweaks on existing ideas or perhaps a brand new design.

Here, we’ve compiled a list of some of five of the top tips for caring for your florida lawn this summer and included some new landscape ideas to get you started:

  1. Summer is a perfect time for the addition of a solid organic layer of mulch to your planting beds for the prevention of weeds and improved soil moisture retention (2-3” layer). Use caution not to mound the mulch up around the trunks of trees, as it can suffocate and kill the tree.
  2. Rose bushes should be checked for insects like aphids and other bugs and sprayed as soon as they’re discovered, or consider using Bayer All in One Rose & Flower Care as a preventative measure, but it may take a couple weeks for the active ingredients to reach the inside of the plant.
  3. Spring flowering bulbs should have foliage that has turned (or is in the process of turning) brown and drying. This old foliage can safely be removed without affecting next year’s blooms. Always be sure to allow the spring bulb foliage to fully turn brown before removing it though, as the green leaves provide the food for next year’s bulbs.
  4. Spring flowering shrubs (like Forsythia, Lilacs, and Mockorange) can still be pruned after the flowers have gone. Certain types of Lilacs have yet to bloom so remember to let blooms like Canadian Lilacs and Ivory Silk and Japanese tree Lilacs bloom before pruning them.
  5. In Florida, maintaining proper soil moisture is vital – especially for new plantings. New plantings typically take about 6 weeks to get some new roots established and watering can be less frequent and more at each application. Ideally, a good, slow, deep watering is required about every 7-10 days for trees and shrubs after they are established. Newly planted B&B and container plants need to be watched very carefully during that first 6 week break-in period after planting or until they have had a chance to get rooted in. The easiest method of checking to see if a plant needs water is to stick your finger in the soil it was planted with, and if it feels dry – water it, and if it feels moist – skip watering it. Typically sprinkler systems do not work well for establishing new plantings unless they are putting water on the roots where needed. [source]


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Just had our home landscaping completed by Mansfield Landscaping. Project was quickly completed and the end result is excellent. Steve Mansfield has years of experience and has completed many projects, so my wife and I appreciated his recommendations. He told us not to worry, that he would take care of us, now and even after the work is done which was true. (eg. after everything was completed, we requested a tree to be relocated and that was done within 2 days) He is a good person and we would recommend him.

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May 11, 2022

I had a complex project. Steve and his team completed the project as planned and although I thought he was optimistic with the schedule, he and the team were on time and a pleasure to work with.

Chris Johnson
May 10, 2022

Mansfield Landscaping was very professional and made it easy guiding me. I had the old plants & rock replaced in my front yard. I am so very pleased. Steve & John & irrigation fellow were very informative. Thank you Mansfield!

Carolyn Runzer
April 18, 2022

Mansfield Landscaping just completed my landscaping job (April 2022): they did the entire back of the property (which had no landscaping), as well as adding to and replacing plants in the front of the house. The team was professional: the estimate process was clear, they arrived on time, dealt with the irrigation system, completed the job in less time than was estimated, and cleaned up everything after the job was done. I am extremely satisfied with Mansfield Landscaping and would recommend them for any landscaping job you might have.

Cristofre Kayser
April 13, 2022

Just had our front yard landscaping redone by Mansfield - they planted all new greenery and increased our landscape footprint to the side of our house - the new design kept our favorite trees and incorporated stacked stone walls to accent the slope of our lot - they worked fast, were neat, and were courteous - I highly recommend them

Thomas DeStefano
March 14, 2022

Mansfield Landscaping installed a block wall (12”), new trees and plants and landscaping stone in our front yard and a concrete landscaping border around our sides and backyard. They also adjusted the sprinkler system to ensure adequate coverage of the new plants. In addition, they relocated plants from the front yard to the side border areas. We are very pleased with the work performed. Their workers were very professional and courteous. The work was performed at the quoted cost and the yard cleanup was promptly performed. Steve, the owner personally performed a post work inspection to ensure satisfactory performance. We were particularly impressed with the speed at which the work was performed and once again the quality of the work and the professionalism of the workers. Bottom line, great work performed at a price below other quotes in a timely fashion with no surprises. We recommend Mansfield.

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