Professional Landscaping 101: Understanding St. Petersburg

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Professional Landscaping 101: Understanding St. Petersburg

Professional landscaping can mean different things to different people. In St. Petersburg, where the weather is almost always superb, the air clean and the water plentiful, so many plant varieties will thrive with minimal care and attention. Thank you, Mother Nature, but this isn’t necessarily a good thing for homeowners or business people; those who want their lawns and facades to look beautiful and cultivated, not growing in a thousand different directions, each plant fighting for attention.

Moreover, some people just want a row of nice-looking, organized shrubs that won’t turn brown and crumble with the first rays of summer sun.

That’s where Professor Green Thumb comes in. With decades of collective experience between them, combined with a deep love for and knowledge of all plant types that will thrive in the hothouse St. Petersburg climate, the professor, and his associates are the very definition of professional landscaping.

Hands-on Professional Landscaping

While we’re on the subject of definitions: We all know that someone with a “green thumb” is, strictly speaking, good with plants. The origins of the phrase – its roots, if you will – trace back to the early part of the 20th Century. In England, gardeners who worked with potted plants often developed green fingers. This is due to continuously coming in contact with the algae growing on the outside of ceramic pots. “Green thumb” evolved from this phrase – denoting a gardener quite obviously familiar with the successful specifics of horticulture. Alternatively, somebody who’s good with plants.

Like Father, Like Son

Shannon Smithson, the president and founder of Professor Green Thumb, will be happy to show you his digits, stained green and weathered by the many years he’s spent toiling and tilling under the St. Petersburg sun. Shannon learned about lawn maintenance as well as professional landscaping at his father’s knee. Dad had a professional lawn business, and young Mr. Smithson – whose entrepreneurial spirit and love of the earth matched his father’s – opened a wholesale plant nursery (Nature’s Way) in 2006.

Today, the professor – er, Shannon – brings his years of experience and expertise to homes and business across St. Petersburg and beyond. Almost no landscape project is too big (or too small) for Professor Green Thumb. They will advise, plan, plant, adjust, trim, mow, prune, feed, water and also help you create and maintain your lawn. Finally, full-service professional landscaping – from the greenest of green thumbs – is just a phone call or mouse click away. To get started on the backyard of your dreams, give us a call at (727) 417-3311!