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Plant Installations

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!



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!


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.


Springtime Landscaping in the South Florida Climate

Landscaping in Florida is extremely easy if you follow some basic tips. Our lovely climate enables a wide variety of plants to grow throughout any season. However, springtime is truly the best time of year to experience all the beautiful tropical elegance the state has to offer.


Hanging Lights on Your Outdoor Landscaping

Driving around to different neighborhoods to check out their decorated homes and outdoor landscaping remains a favorite pastime of the team from Frank’s Lawn & Tree Service. Although Christmas lights remain stunning and beautiful for countless viewers, they may pose a threat to your landscape!


holiday front yard landscapingEnsuring Your Front Yard Landscaping is Tasteful this Holiday Season

When you think about beautiful lawns during the Holiday season, you will understand that a fine line exists between delightful and tacky front yard landscaping and decoration. Many homeowners, unfortunately, cross this line too frequently due to their sheer holiday exuberance.


Shrub Weed Control

Whether you like it or not, your lawn is one of the most important features of any home. It’s the first thing guests see as they arrive, so the state of your lawn is important if you want to make a good impression. The best lawns are neat, tidy and free of weeds allowing any annuals or flowering plants to shine. At Frank’s Lawn & Tree Service, our team will help give your lawn the best Shrub Weed Control!

If your lawn is overgrown with weeds and tall grass, it can give off the wrong impression to your guests. Maintenance can be a lot of work, especially if you don’t have a green thumb. Our professional arborists have decades of experience and can give you the best techniques for Shrub Weed Control.


Landscaping Services Miami FL

Growing food in your backyard has become increasingly popular in recent years. A backyard farm adds beauty, self-sufficiency, and environmental benefits to your property. If you’re looking to begin your backyard farm or have already started and would like more information, our Landscaping Services Miami FL experts at Frank’s Lawn & Tree Service will help you get the job done right


Sod Grass Pros and Cons

A vibrant and thriving lawn is the crowning jewel of any home. From the grass to the types of flowers you choose to plant, your yard can say a lot about you. It may also provide visitors with either a positive or an unfortunate impression. If you’ve been thinking about adding sod to your lawn, the Frank’s Lawn & Tree Service team can help you figure out the Sod Grass Pros and Cons! (more…)