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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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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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