Posts made in January 2019

Discover the Right Style for Your Garden

Garden Landscaping in Sarasota |

Your home is a reflection of your taste. You may also be thinking about the style of your garden landscape when you want to create a specific look. For example,  do you favor a minimalist, modern style, or do you prefer bold colors and patterns? The same personal choices may be extended from the inside of your home to the style of your landscape. If you are the romantic type, you can choose pale roses and other graceful perennials that feel old-fashioned and nostalgic. Or, if your home includes a formal dining room, you may be more traditional and want to have a formal garden that is manicured, controlled, and looks good throughout the year. Other styles to consider include:

Natural Gardens: A combination of perennials with ornamental grasses that can be used in large or small gardens, this breezy look is defined by movement, light, and color.

Mediterranean Gardens: Choose plants that evoke warm, dry climates, such as lavender and other gray-leaved drought-loving plants for a dryer kind of garden. When you add some gravel, stone, and terracotta pots, you can achieve a Mediterranean look.

Tropical Gardens: Create a tropical look with garden landscaping in Sarasota from the team at Troy’s Tropics. You can choose from a number of sustainable garden ferns, banana plants, cannas, and big-leaf tropical plants. Large leaves and bold textures give this garden a lush tropical look.


What to Consider Before You Install an Irrigation System

Irrigation Services in Sarasota |

Irrigation systems are a cost-effective way to beautify your home, increase its value, and save time and money. It is easier to maintain an attractive landscape that thrives when you have an automatic sprinkler system installed. However, there are a few items to consider when you are planning to put in a new irrigation system. When it’s time to decide the layout of your sprinkler system you want to pay attention to the areas of your landscape that are elevated, sunny, and in the shade. It will also help to consider the following details before you purchase an irrigation system.

  • Sprinkler Head Placement
  • Kind of Sprinkler Heads
  • Watering Schedules
  • Length of Watering Times
  • Controller Placement
  • Location of Remote Control Valves

You also want to take into consideration your local weather patterns and seasonal changes. As well, you need to become familiar with the water regulations in your community, as different cities may have different requirements for sprinkler irrigation systems.

Find out everything you need to know about installing an automatic irrigation system when you work with the team at Troy’s Tropics. We provide irrigation services in Sarasota that are affordable, effective, and efficient. Call (941) 923-3756 to find out how we can design and install an irrigation system that benefits your landscape for many years to come.