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15 May 2019

Tampa Shrub, Bush, and Hedge Removal

Tampa Shrub, Bush, and Hedge Removal

At Tampa Mow, we specialize in difficult to remove shrubs, bushes, or hedges.  Plants in Florida are unique to say the least. Sometimes at Tampa Mow we find customers that want hedges removed and it’s as simple as one or two scoops with a backhoe and a trip to the landfill.

Shrub removal is much more difficult with palm trees around.  Anyone who has ever tried to dig around a palm tree know how the root structure makes the ground next to impossible to break up with hand tools.

Hedge Removal in Tampa: What Not to Do

Often homeowners try to remove hedges in Tampa around oak or palm trees that have root structures which make the removal next to impossible.  We have seen customers that have even tried taking a chainsaw to the ground because a shovel won’t penetrate more than an inch deep.  While you can remove a hedge this way, it will ruin your chainsaw blade and your bar, not to mention potentially overheating your saw.

If you are looking for the best shrub, bush, or hedge removal company that can get into small areas and remove plants you have found it.  Don’t break your back or ruin your tools on a job we are experienced with and have the proper tools for the task.

Bush Removal in Tampa

If you have a bush that has become overgrown, Tampa Mow can give you a variety of options.  Sometime if the growth is sparse or if the plant is sick, digging up the plant is the best option.  Other times, pruning the bush back with a chainsaw or lopping shears is the easiest option.

Tampa Mow has diesel powered landscaping equipment including a backhoe, loader, grapple, tiller, box blade, field mower and more that can help you achieve the front yard of your dreams.  We can get into tight spaces because of our specialized equipment and expertise.

Shrub Removal in Tampa

Shrub removal in Tampa can be a hot and back-breaking task if you don’t have the right tools for the job. If you are wanting a total yard cleanup and your front yard is just a mess of overgrown roots impossible to break up by hand, we are the company you need.  We have a box blade with scarifier to break up surface roots, and a backhoe and grapple for problem roots.

Scarifier and Box Blade for Quickly Ripping up Roots and Leveling Your Ground


Most customers are surprised to find that hiring Tampa Mow for a day can be cheaper than renting a backhoe. Even if you can find a backhoe for cheap, it’s likely it will take several days of operation to build the skills needed to operate it proficiently.  Most of all, if your shrub, bush, or hedge is near a window or against your house, do you really want to risk your largest investment if you are not an experienced heavy equipment operator?

Shrub, Bush, and Hedge Removal Pros in Tampa

Tampa Mow are the shrub, bush, and hedge removal pros. Give us a call today or text us a photo of your project to 813-454-1050 and we can get you a quote.  We can remove the most stubborn of shrubs, bush, and hedges.

Getting Started on a Hedge Removal Project


Shrub Removal


Look at All Those Roots! We Can Solve Your Root Problem.

15 May 2019

Sod Planting in Tampa

Installing sod in Tampa on large patches of land is intense work, especially in the humid and tropical climate of Florida. Laying sod is a quick method to get a thick, green lawn with faster results than that of planting grass seeds. Sod is a convenient way to get a lawn looking healthy, with its ability to be planted at most times of the year in Florida.  At Tampa Mow, we have the right equipment and knowledge to re-sod any yard and keep it healthy. We will till the soil, then provide sod, fertilizer, and the manpower to cover your yard with fresh, green grass.

Sod Installation In Tampa

What should I look for in the quality of sod?

At Tampa Mow we buy sod directly from the manufacturer, installing the sod the day it’s cut to preserve color and health. Wholesale manufacturers provide a superior quality of sod, with a thick dirt base compared to the sandy, thin sod for sale at most hardware stores. The grass of the sod itself should be dense and long (at least 2 inches), along with being spread even throughout the patch of soil. The grass needs to be the same shade of green throughout and have a thick system of roots.

What tricks can I use when planting sod?

When installing sod in Tampa, it can be planted in a pattern similar to bricks, so that water does not flow in a straight line out of the sod. Tilling the soil beforehand speeds up the rooting process along with leveling out the land. Laying out the sod row by row will prevent alignment issues and subsequently covers seams between the pieces of sod. Minimizing space between individual patches of sod reduces water loss, and allows roots to grow together, strengthening the grip the grass has on the land.

How often should I water sod?

Installing sod should usually be done during the rainy season. After the sod is planted, water twice a day for the first two weeks, then water every other day for another two weeks. Do not water your yard before laying sod, so that the soil stays dry and even during the planting of new grass. The watering should be repeated three times a day during the hottest months of the year, at around 8 AM, 12 PM and 2 PM. It is possible to set a sprinkler a few months after installation, as the roots will be in the soil and won’t require as much water. Watering is most effective if done early in the morning, so that sunlight and heat cannot cause excessive evaporation, especially in the extreme Florida heat.

How can I prepare soil for sod?

At Tampa Mow, we have the equipment to clear large areas of land for sod installation in Tampa with our tractor-mounted rototiller. The rototiller will remove grass and weeds without the use of poison to protect the rest of your lawn while clearing what was dead or dying. The soil should be fertilized at least four times a year when the sod is installed, with the first fertilizer used within six weeks after the sod is first placed. If the sod struggled to anchor and was slow to root, wait to fertilize the sod until about four weeks after the sod acclimates to the soil


Sod Planting In Tampa

How long does it take sod to grow into the soil?

After the sod installation, it takes up to two weeks for roots to initially sink into the topsoil. After six weeks, the sod will be securely anchored into the ground and will be ready to mow. The land used with sod should be tilled before planting, and fertilized at least six weeks later. At Tampa Mow, we have high quality equipment to prepare land for sod so that it grows and anchors quickly and easily, without dead patches of grass.

What can I do to prevent sod from dying quickly?

Sod installation in Tampa is fairly easy, but there are five tips to keep sod healthy:

Avoid walking on new sod for up to six weeks- Sod needs to grow its roots into the ground for nutrients to live. Not only will walking on sod misalign it, it will also end up strangling the sod for food and eventually killing it. Do not mow the sod, as the lawnmower will move and destroy the grasses’ roots.

Water sod twice daily for two weeks- As the sod is initially adjusting to new soil, it will need to be watered multiple times a day for a few weeks. One of the most common ways sod dies is when it is only watered once after planting, then just placed on a sprinkler system. The sod can be checked throughout the day and should not have a crunchy texture. On especially hot days in the Florida heat, the grass will need to be watered up to three times in order to keep its green color

Use fertilizer within a few weeks of installation- Fertilizer helps keep sod green and thick, it should be used a few weeks after planting, and at least four times throughout the year. The fertilizer used should be very rich in nitrogen.

Avoid planting during winter- Even in hot areas, winter can deliver a few cold days that are fatal towards new sod. The best time to plant sod is in the spring, during the long rainy season we enjoy in Florida. Rain accompanied with adequate sunlight will support a healthy green lawn.

Allow grass to grow long as it establishes root system- Long grass takes in more sunlight for food, along with taking up space that would otherwise be weeds. Reducing the amount of mowing with new sod also gives the grass time to adjust to soil, and take in nutrients.




30 Apr 2019

Stump Removal in Tampa

Stump Removal in Tampa

Tampa Mow specialized in effective stump removal in Tampa.  Most stump removal companies simply grind a stump to just below the ground, leaving the land unusable and also the possibility of regrowth.

At Tampa Mow we offer stump removal with a plan.  We can give you multiple options for replacing the stump or tree that once occupied your yard.  While many homeowners go with a simple re-sod, we can discuss replacing your removed stump with another tree or yard feature.

Stump Removal In Tampa

Best Stump Removal in Tampa

At Tampa Mow, we give our customers a wide range of options for stump removal.  We can simply grind your stump down to below the property line which is the most cost-effective option. Property owners that do not care about sod or plant re-growth often chose this option.

For property owners that want to plant sod after the stump is removed, we recommend having us pull out the entire stump and root ball.  Not only does this eliminate the possibility of re-growth, it lets us replace the stump with fill dirt, topsoil, and fresh sod to match the landscape.

The Right Gear for Removing Stumps in Tampa

At Tampa Mow, we have a variety of stump removal equipment.  Our stump grinder eliminates stumps to approximately 2 inches below the soil line.  Our backhoe can completely remove a stump and root ball.  If you have bamboo or similar plant that grows out of an extensive root mass, hiring Tampa Mow to use our backhoe may be your only option for effective, immediate stump removal.

We never remove stumps in Tampa or the surrounding areas with poisons that can leak into your well system or poison surrounding vegetation.  Killing a stump with poison is potentially dangerous and poses a hazard to surrounding plants and the underlying water table.

Stump Removal in Tampa: Digging and Replacing

For discriminating customers that want the entire stump removed, Tampa Mow can dig your stump out with a backhoe and replace it with dirt fill, then a layer of topsoil, then anything you desire on the ground surface.  Some property owners opt for the area to be re-sodded, while other property owners want a replacement tree.

Before just replacing the tree, especially if the tree was diseased, the experts at Tampa Mow will determine what options would suit you best.  If you are replacing a diseased tree, let’s investigate why the tree got sick in the first place. Often, homeowners will plant trees in an area that used to be a swamp and the trees will drown. Cyprus trees in the area, especially that are level to the surface you are trying to grown on, can indicate that the area was too wet to use.

There are several options to remedy this.  The homeowner can try a different variety of tree that is more tolerant to wet areas.  Or, Tampa Mow can construct a planter box that raises the mass of the root ball above the ground level thus giving the tree dry periods and reducing the chance for disease.


21 Apr 2019

Residential Lawn Care

What makes a good residential lawn care company? When looking for a residential lawn care company, there are several factors you should consider.

How well maintained is equipment? At Tampa Mow, we regularly check the sharpness of our tools. A sharp mower will keep all grass even in height without leaving patches or tearing roots out.

What services can they do? At Tampa Mow we are not limited to one service, we are well equipped for tilling, bush clearing, stump removal, weed removal, and fine mowing. If you have a large lawn, we can do fine mowing around your house, then use our tractor with a pull behind mower to keep the rest of your acreage with local ordinances, in Hillsborough county for example; grass or weeds should not grow over 12 inches.

Who is working in the lawn care company? Here at Tampa Mow, your lawn is our primary concern. Many times we have seen people mowing in the rain which tears grass and ends up leaving it worse than before. If conditions for mowing are unfavorable, we will refund or reschedule your appointment to make sure your lawn is not destroyed.

Why residential lawn care saves money.

Taking residential lawn care into your own hands may seem cheaper, however the cost of equipment such as mowers, hedge trimmers, and edger’s will add up fairly quickly. Hiring a company such as Tampa Mow will negate those costs, as well as upgrading the equipment to professional grade for a fraction of the original cost. Hiring a residential lawn care company will do so much more than just improve the looks of your lawn, it is a more cost-efficient option.

Why residential lawn care saves time.

Spending a morning to a full day on your lawn may not be an option for most busy Florida residents. Here is where Tampa Mow can help by providing a full range of services to let you take the time to enjoy whatever you may need to do. With proper equipment such as the tools in use at Tampa Mow, we will guarantee a fast and quality lawn care service.

What does Tampa Mow specialize in with residential lawn care?

Tampa Mow specializes in the residential lawn care of large areas of land. Our equipment allows us to treat any size lawn with care, but our tractor can mow sizeable amounts of land, regardless of obstacles. If you need rocks or trees removed from your yard before mowing, we will gladly move them to any location desired. Although our specialization is large areas of land, small lawns are still easily manageable, with the same degree of quality as a large lawn

What would residential lawn care include?

Residential lawn care should not be limited to just mowing. A well maintained lawn should be free of weeds, large rocks, patches of dirt, or any grass growing onto walls. Residential lawn care is any treatment of greenery around your house, and can even include the removal of greenery such as the trimming or uprooting of undesirable swamp grasses that seem to inhabit every Florida yard. With the assortment of tools used by Tampa Mow, we can handle any issue you might have with your lawn, be it unruly trees, an unwanted hedge, or just tall grass.

What equipment should I use for residential lawn care?

For residential lawn care, there should be a wide use of different tools, as no yard has just grass. For the average yard, you will need a mower, bush trimmer, edger, leaf blower, and a pole saw. These tools are expensive, and break down over time. At Tampa Mow, we have high-grade equipment that is maintained regularly, so that you can enjoy the benefits of a lawn cared for with quality equipment, without needing to worry about what kind of tools you need to buy.

Why is residential lawn care important?

Residential lawn care shows that you care about your home, so you should have the best lawn you can get. At Tampa Mow, we use the right tools to get your lawn to the state you want. A green, well cut lawn also reduces soil erosion and pests such as beetles. Maintaining your lawn is a great investment for living in a neighborhood or out on a large property



20 Apr 2019

Planting Trees in Tampa

Tree Planting: Tampa Mow Knows How!

If you are looking for how to plant trees in the Tampa, Florida area, you have come to the right place! Tampa Mow offers services such as tree removal and planting or transplanting of large trees.  Sometimes the trees customers contact us about are too heavy to move by hand.  Thankfully, we have a powerful tractor running with hydraulic buckets, claws, and tillers that are more than capable of moving a tree that is too cumbersome to move by oneself. Tampa Mow also has the knowledge for planting a wide variety of trees and clearing driveways or entire yards of weeds or other junk.

Planting Trees in Tampa the Right Way

What is the right way to plant a 100 pound tree in Tampa?  We use the plastic pot to set your tree in the right place, then cut it with a box blade when it is set.  This causes minimal damage to the tree.  We also have a tractor to transport your tree to its new home.  Before the tree has been properly acclimated to the soil, we use the right equipment in order to dig a suitable hole and evenly spread fertilizer. Our process of planting trees guarantees that large heavy greenery is planted correctly and efficiently, with the right tools and supplies.

Tree Planting Do’s and Dent’s

There are many tree planting tips we could share, but here are the top.


Plant at the top of hills- One of the most common ways trees are killed is from excess water as a result of their location. Make sure to plant high so all unnecessary water not absorbed by roots flows away.

Break up roots- Leaving the root ball as is before planting restricts the plants growth. Break up any root clusters you see while pruning tangles roots.

Dig a large hole and fertilize before planting- If you plant a tree in a small hole without fertilizer, expecting any growth will be a gamble. Providing proper space and soil will encourage the sapling to rapidly grow into a large tree.

Mulch around the tree- Mulch helps prevent the tree from heating up and drying out. Using a quality mulch in the correct form without touching the trunk adds a layer of support and protection against the harsh Floridian heat.


Forget to water newly planted trees or shrubs- The best way to make sure you are watering correctly is to physically check beneath the mulch and make sure the root ball is soaking up water.

Water too quickly- New trees have not had the opportunity to expand their root structure. The best way to water a new tree is to crack the hose open just a bit and leave it to slowly soak the root ball and surrounding area for about thirty minutes. This ensures a thorough soaking of the root ball.

Damage the tree during transportation- If you stand the tree up on the back of a truck or trailer, you risk wind damage to a trees leaves. For example, if you are driving home at 50 mph, your tree is being damaged by 50 mph winds, the best thing to do is leave it to the professionals at Tampa Mow to transport and plant your tree.

Tree Planting Adds Value to Florida Homes

Studies have found again and again that planting trees and landscaping is the best investment you can make to raise your property value. If you are getting ready to sell your home, now is the perfect time to pull out those old weeds and plant new trees and colorful plants around your home. Generally, realtors will tell you that the return on a tree planting or landscaping investment in the Tampa area is at least going to cover your initial investment, if not double it or more. Landscaping is simply the easiest thing you can do to sell your house quickly for the highest value possible.

Add Shade to Your Yard with Planting Trees

Tree planting is one of the most environmentally friendly way to keep your summer electric bill down. Especially in Florida with exceptionally high heat during the summer, just a few trees benefit looks, value, and quality of life.

We Have the Right Tools for Tree Planting

Our tree planting tools include a heavy duty diesel tractor and landscape trailer to get your tree investment safety home. The diesel tractor comes equipped with the right equipment to excavate a hole with sizes ranging for a small to a substantial tree, along with moving or transplanting any greenery. The tools ensure that the planting process is fast, so the tree doesn’t lose vital soil or root structure.

How to Get Started With Your Tampa Area Tree Planting Project

We can meet you at a landscape supply or hardware store where you pick out your specimens for your tree planting project and stock up on the compatible fertilizer. Our landscaping equipment and knowledge will ensure you will never have to lift a finger in the process of improving your yard. A new tree and a 15 gallon container or larger can weigh 100lbs or more. At Tampa Mow, we have the right equipment to get your tree to its new home without damaging your new investment, or your back.



20 Apr 2019

Tractor Service Tampa

We offer tractor services in Tampa including brush clearing, stump removal, yard cleanup, gravel spreading, sod removal, garden tilling and much more.  Essentially, anything you need a tractor or backhoe for, we can probably do it- whether that’s mowing, landscaping, construction or demolition.


Tractor Service In Tampa


Our tractor lineup is geared for agricultural services and light demolition/construction use.  Our tractors are powerful enough to get the job done, but light enough to not cause damage to your yard.  We use quality equipment and do a quality job.

You’ve probably seen commercials for John Deere, Kubota, or Mahindra farm tractors and wished you had one for one or two projects on your property.  Why make a significant investment when we have the right equipment and expertise to get the job done?

Things like digging a ditch, building a French drain, plating or clearing trees, mowing, clearing large areas, moving stone in a driveway, tilling a garden or even removing obstacles from the yard is what people most commonly call Tampa Mow for.  We also work with Real Estate Agents to improve the value of seller’s homes for maximum return on investment.

Superior Tampa Tractor Services

What makes Tampa Mow the best tractor service? First, we use the right gear for the job. Our mini-backhoe is able to dig out the largest stumps, bamboo, or shrubs around. We can even demolish concrete driveways, walkways, and patios.

Secondly, we keep up-to-date with the latest in landscaping trends and advancements with fertilizer, pesticides, and “best practice” for landscapers. Our expertise can solve your landscaping problems before they start.

Finally, at Tampa Mow we love what we do.  We take pride in our work and love helping customers add value to their property. Standing back and looking at a job well done is what keep us motivated to work hard and do our best to satisfy customers every day.

Tampa Tractor Services for Stubborn Plants

Do you have overgrown hedges, bamboo, tree stumps, or an entire lot to clean up? We can help! We’ve helped out house flippers, homeowners looking to sell fast, or people looking to raise their property values. We can change that abandon looking haunted house into a pristine beauty fast with our brush mower, backhoe, and root grapple setup.

While most stump grinding services just grind the stump down to the soil line, we can completely remove a stump and root system.  For some trees, shrubs, and plants (such as bamboo) removing the entire root system is the only sure way the plant won’t grow back.

Additionally, if you plan to use the ground where the stump was, grinding it to just below the soil line will not work.  We can use our backhoe and root grapple to completely remove the stump and root structure making the ground 100% useable again.

Looking for Ongoing Tractor Services?

Some of our customers have yards of 5 acres or more and need lot clearing (bush hogging), field mowing, and finish mowing of areas around the house.  If you have a large yard, you can’t beat Tampa Mow’s prices or service.  You can depend on us to do what’s right and take care of your land like it was our own.

Ever had a mowing company mow your yard in the rain, leaving deep ruts in the ground?  At Tampa Mow, we don’t do this.  We can reschedule if it rains, and delays in mowing work to your financial benefit as you only pay for services we perform. The next time you see a mowing company use a heavy riding mower on your property in the rain, think Tampa Mow as your next large-yard service.

We can also help with ongoing services that are done once per season or year.  We can till your garden with a gear-driven tiller, bringing up fresh soil and breaking up the ground for your hobby garden.

What Our Tampa Tractor Service Customers Say

In a recent poll, 98% of Tampa Mow customers say we raised their property value.  Similarly, 98% of our customers would recommend us to a friend.  Finally, a recent poll showed that 99% of Tampa Mow customers agreed what we had beautified their yard as a result of services.

You can reach out today by calling us at 813-454-1050.  Or, text us a photo of your project for fast assistance.  We can give you quotes quickly in most cases.

03 Apr 2019

Gardening is good on many levels

Scientists identified the smallest amount of exercise needed to improve brain function. Now, in an effort to help us keep changing our habits as little as possible while maximizing health benefits, another study has even better news. An analysis in The British Medical Journal reports that incredibly short amounts of very easy exercise can have powerful effects. Gardening can be one of the […]

22 Jun 2017

Tampa Mow can make you money

Landscaping is one of the most important ways to increase your property’s value quickly. In fact, a gorgeous landscape design can increase the value of your home by at least 5 to 11 percent—and maybe more. The best part about landscaping is that even though it’s one of the most valuable home improvements you can make, it’s […]

20 Oct 2015

Water feature or fire pit?

Thinking about installing a water feature or fire pit? Tampa Mow can help with both!  There are pros and cons of each. A fire pit is certainly more social, but this is Florida after all.  You may get limited use out of it.  Water features are more of a challenge to maintain, especially if you […]