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Performing a Successful Plant Transplant

Experienced as well as “greener” gardeners often encounter some fear when it comes to achieving a successful plant transplant.  Relocating a plant can prove quite tricky without the necessary knowledge and experience regarding caring for a plant’s specific needs. For this reason, extensive research is essential before beginning the process for success.

Nevertheless, a professional team like ours at Frank’s Lawn & Tree Service possesses the knowledge and experience to get the job done. We perform the key steps that can mitigate any shock that a plant may experience as a result of the move. We’re outlining some information on our process. Keep in mind the following plant transplant tips are guidelines, but they can still help South Florida Gardeners achieve victory in their relocation battles!

Time to Transplant

The best time to begin a plant transplant is during the dormancy phase.  To determine if the plant remains dormant, look at the plant, and ensure it wields no buds. The plant should cease blooming and its green foliage should have turned yellow or fallen off.

Attempting a plant transplant during summer is not often a good idea. The plant will spend the majority of its energy-producing new blooms, or even sprouting new branches. For this reason, it likely won’t possess the strength to dedicate towards adapting new roots in a new location with new soil composition.

The best way to transplant the fixture is by digging a new hole for the plant when the weather feels cool. Make sure to place it in the ground before the area becomes exposed to the heat of the day. 

Plant transplants require healthy new soil that welcomes the plant. Unfortunately, the South Florida sun can kill off a variety of necessary minerals and nutrients. This serves doubly for the plant’s roots as exposure to the air and sun typically only takes a few minutes to impart deterioration, drying out, or total collapse.

Watering the New Plant

It is vital to pay attention to newly migrated additions to a garden as you water. A plant transplant will often display stressed roots as they attempt to acclimate to their new environment. For this reason, proper watering amounts and levels are crucial. Overwatering and underwatering can cause unneeded stress to newly moved plants.

Check the soil after watering near the base of the plant about one inch down for moisture. If this area appears dry, getting out the watering can is a good idea. The first summer after moving a plant can be a challenge. Remember that watering immediately after a plant transplant is imperative for the best possible results.

Plant TransplantInformation on a Successful Plant Transplant from Frank’s Lawn & Tree Service

Many homeowners look at plant transplants as an easy task. However, some migrated plants die if they transplanted improperly or at the wrong time. Gardeners have a much better chance of success when utilizing the proper techniques.

Moving smaller trees and large shrubs may be a challenge, so enlisting professionals, like Frank’s Lawn & Tree Service, places your gardening needs in trusted hands.

For more information about making your garden thrive and plant transplant methods, contact our dedicated and professional team today to schedule an appointment!

Easy-to-Grow Plants That Repel Mosquitos

It isn’t uncommon in South Florida for homeowners and their friends or family to gather around outside for a cookout, a few drinks, and even just to talk. Everything seems perfect in our beautiful weather. Unfortunately, it isn’t long before feeling something crawling on your leg and an unpleasant sensation that results from THE MOSQUITO BITE.

Mother nature always seems to come through when we truly need her, and mosquito issues are no exception. Check out some of our favorite plants that repel mosquitos that you can install in your yard or patio area!

 

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A Late Summer Lawn Care Guide from the Pros!

If it’s one thing that all Floridians understand, it’s the summer heat. For homeowners, spring lawn care often reflects ensuring a lawn is healthy and green. Consequently, spring turns to summer, and the temperature rises, summer lawn care focuses more on keeping this greenery healthy.

The summer is also a time for barbecues, outside games with the family, as well as parties and numerous other events that result in guests and visitors tromping all over the manicured grass. For this reason, our team from Frank’s Lawn & Tree Service wants to share a summer lawn care tip or two to keep your lawn in tip-top shape!

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A Late Summer Lawn Care Guide from the Pros!

If it’s one thing that all Floridians understand, it’s the summer heat. For homeowners, spring lawn care often reflects ensuring a lawn is healthy and green. Consequently, spring turns to summer, and the temperature rises, summer lawn care focuses more on keeping this greenery healthy.

The summer is also a time for barbecues, outside games with the family, as well as parties and numerous other events that result in guests and visitors tromping all over the manicured grass. For this reason, our team from Frank’s Lawn & Tree Service wants to share a summer lawn care tip or two to keep your lawn in tip-top shape!

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What is the Difference Between Tree Topping and Tree Trimming?

At Frank’s Lawn & Tree Service, our clients often ask our specialists to “just lop the top off” to reduce the overall size of their trees. While this common practice called tree topping is a great way to recreate the “Whomping Willow” look from Harry Potter, it is actually quite harmful to most trees and plants.

What’s the difference between tree trimming and topping anyway? Well to put it plainly, when you severely cut away at a tree to decrease its size, this is topping the tree. When you take the necessary time to cut and prune the tree carefully, this is tree trimming. Topping typically leads to permanent damage to a tree while trimming enables greenery to continuously thrive.

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Properly Installing Landscape Plants

Once you properly prepare your soil and select the right plants, the time will finally come where you actually need to get some new plants into the ground. Nature designs every plant in a unique way that helps them grow and thrive in a specific environment, and under specific conditions. For this reason, professional plant installation remains crucially essential for many homeowners.

Nevertheless, before beginning any plant installation project, it is helpful to understand the challenges you might face. You will also need to recognize the various stages in which you can purchase plants for your yard. The type of plant and its life cycle will help you determine the proper techniques you should use while installing the plants.

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Get Your Yard Ready with our Summer Lawn Care Advice

The Florida heat seems to keep getting warmer and warmer; however, our trees and plants keep on blooming, forcing homeowners to make the proper preparations for the summer season.

Preparing a lawn for summer in Florida can seem like a daunting endeavor. What’s the good news you ask? The summer temperatures don’t need to pose a problem with this summer lawn care advice from Frank’s Lawn & Tree Service. The following information can help you keep your landscape in peak form throughout summer until the temperatures start dropping again!

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Spring Clean Your Landscape with Stump Removal Service!

Spring is here once again. This is a time to embrace nature’s natural renewal, including all sorts of sights, sounds, and smells that springtime returns. Although we don’t get much of a cold season here in South Florida, this is still a nice time to get out of the house and embrace the warm weather once again.

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