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Our ISA-Certified Arborists® are TRAQ Certified. What does that mean for you?

ISA Certified Arborists® are required to be trained and knowledgeable in all aspects of arboriculture. They have three or more years of full-time, eligible, practical work experience in arboriculture and/or a degree in the field of arboriculture, horticulture, landscape architecture, or forestry from a regionally accredited educational institute.

Additionally, TRAQ promotes the safety of people and property by providing a standardized and systematic process for assessing tree risk. The results of a tree risk assessment can provide tree owners and risk managers with information to make informed decisions to enhance tree benefits, health, and longevity.

We are proud to offer the services of an ISA-certified Arborist to our South Florida commercial real estate clients. We service office, industrial, retail, Homeowners Associations, and golf courses.

Nanak’s Landscaping employs two full-time arbor care crews each equipped with 60’-reach bucket lifts, a 24-cubic yard dump truck and chipper.

We offer more than pruning.

We are a full service landscape maintenance company serving South Florida since 1977 and provides Arbor Care, Landscape Maintenance, Horticultural Treatment Programs, Irrigation System Maintenance and more. 

Contact us today to work with our ISA-Certified Arborists®

Landscape Goals for 2019


Are you still mindful of those New Year goals

While the hoopla of setting those 2019 resolutions are starting to make an appearance in the rearview mirror, we encourage you to keep the goals in your sights! How is this related to proper tree pruning and arbor care techniques?  Well, it sets up your entire external space up for success – and can set you up for a good year ahead. And that is what we want for you — the very best in 2019!

The structural foundation of your landscape is your trees. Making arbor care and tree pruning should be a top priority to keeping your entire landscape looking amazing. The time is now to set up the foundation for your landscape goals.

Everything You Need to Know About Tree Pruning To Set Up This Year’s Landscape Foundation:

Reasons Tree Pruning Matters: There are three general reasons that make tree pruning tops on the list of tasks for the savvy landscaper including aesthetics, safety and tree care.

  • Aesthetics – Pruning a tree effectively helps to maintain its shape and appearance supporting a tidy and structured look for your garden.
  • Safety – Dead or broken branches and limbs can create a multitude of dangers in your garden. They can fall unexpectedly, obstruct your vision while driving or impact power lines if they get too close. (Of course, in South Florida, we will be especially impacted by our un-trimmed trees during Hurricane Season.)
  • Tree health – Your tree’s overall health can be positively impacted by strategically pruning away infected branches and limbs. Also, proper structure builds stronger branch attachments!


Trimming vs. Pruning: Tree pruning and tree trimming are not interchangeable terms. Here’s what you need to know: Pruning is performed to provide a specific outcome for health and growth depending on the individual need while trimming is done to provide a uniform look to a grouping of trees or shrubs for appearance reasons.


Three common tree pruning mistakes to avoid: Tree pruning mishaps are common. These three tree trimming mistakes are most common:


  • Cutting the branches too close to the trunk. Branches have natural defense zones and your tree might not be able to heal if you cut the branches too hard.
  • Topping/Heading cuts. If branch stubs are left, it may create a decay point or new sprouts with poor attachment to the branch. This could lead to a future hazard.
  • Not making relief cuts in the tree. A relief cut must be made in the branch as you remove the weight of the limb to prevent having the branch split off and damage the bark.


Benefits of pruning trees: Pruning the trees in your landscape can protect your property and help your trees thrive by removing dead, dying, diseased, crowded or weak limbs.


Getting your tree pruning timing right: Tree pruning timing can be essential to the health of your trees. For example, trees that have just leafed out in spring could be weakened by pruning too early. A better bet is to prune now (dormant season) in January or during late summer to reduce the natural damage response.


When trimming for structure and form, wait until fall when the leaves are gone, and branches can be seen and accessed easily. It’s almost always best to prune a tree during its dormant season. Specific types of trees, bushes, and shrubs may have special trimming requirements, and your expert landscaping service provider will be able to advise you on timing to fit your unique needs.


As you enter into a new year, it’s always a good idea to set goals and set your personal and business life for success. The same can be said for your landscaping plans which starts with arbor care. 


Nanak’s Landscaping has been the go-to landscaping service provider for all of South Florida since 1976. For your arbor care and landscape service needs, you can count on the expertise of Nanak’s Landscaping to keep the foundation of your landscape thriving throughout 2019 and for years to come.


  Contact us today for a free consultation.







Garden Spotlight: Ixora

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Garden Spotlight: Ixora

Ixora area a typical plant in the Florida landscape and for a good reason.

The plants possess leathery leaves, ranging from 3 to 6 inches in length. The Ixora produce massive clusters of tiny flowers that bloom year-round thanks to our tropical climate. Flowers are most often found in a coral-pink color. Red, orange, goldenrod and sometimes pale green flowers are not uncommon either. A single flower cluster can last for six
to eight weeks.

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Arbor Care To Get In Shape

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While much of the world is thinking about getting in shape as a New Year’s resolution, in landscape it takes on a different meaning.

Did you know that January and February are the best time to prune trees in South Florida? This is the dormant period in the tree’s growth cycle. Therefore, it’s less stressful and the best time for pruning. Because trees do not have to multi-task and split energy between healing and growing, you’ll have more lush and vibrant foliage.

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Thanks for the compliment, Poinciana Place Condominium Association, Inc.


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Carmona Retusa

The Carmona Retusa (or Carmona, as we fondly call it) is often used as a bonsai, but in landscaping, it lends itself to being an excellent low-growing shrub that can be manicured.

We’ve started using the Carmona as an alternative to Ilex Vomitoria or the ‘Schilling’s Dwarf, which is a very slow grower and takes forever to fill in when planted. read more →




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Mother Nature & The Price of Petunias

What does the price of petunias have to do with the price of tea in China? Well, nothing but Petunia pricing, like other plant material pricing, is related to the housing market recovery. While the market recovery is positive, the downside is that it’s at the root in the rise of plant pricing whether you are purchasing for your commercial project or residential landscape So, what’s the scoop? Let us explain. read more →


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Green Island Ficus

Low maintenance landscaping. That is a key phrase that we hear most commonly when discussing landscape design and installations. When it comes to hedges, we have become quite fond of the Green Island Ficus.

Don’t let words ‘Ficus’ and ‘hedges’ in the same sentence fool you! read more →


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What’s Bugging You?

While it has been reported that Giant African Land Snails are on the decline, they have not been entirely eradicated and can be a big problem. read more →