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EXPLORE A tropical WAY of landscape design

At Sarasota Landscape Design, meeting and exceeding your landscaping needs is our passion. We love to provide you unique landscape designs and solutions that are customized to your home.

You can find landscaping companies anywhere, but none of them can offer what we do. we pride ourselves in delivering unique and custom landscape designs to each individual home

We specialize in tropical landscaping, palm tree installations, hardscape features including retaining walls, brick pavers, walk ways and patio. with years of design experience and the access to the top quality nurseries in Florida, you can be assured that your landscape job will be done right the first time using the best material available

Regardless of what your ideas are, our team of design-and-build experts will easily turn it into reality! This is true both for residential and commercial exterior projects of any scale!

Garden Design Blueprint Sketching

Inspiring Aesthetics

Beach House

Passion & Expertise

Landscape architect design patio in backyard garden plan.

Custom Design

we also offer various landscaping services

Privacy Solutions

We know how important privacy can be. We offer creative ideas and solutions to any of your privacy needs


Hardscape, brick paver patios, walkways, driveways and pool decks. Enhance your property with custom designed brick pavers.

Retaining Walls

We install beautiful retaining walls as part of a landscape design, or for solution based, erosion issues.

Landscape Lighting

We have complete outdoor lighting solutions to make your property more appealing from dawn to dusk.

No matter what you would like to do to your yard, Tropical Landscaping of Sarasota is ready to get the job done. Whether you would like to completely renovate your landscaping, or simply clean up, or spruce up your existing landscaping, I would love to give you a free consultation and estimate.

My name is Craig Franca, and I am the owner and the person who you will deal with from start to finish. With over 15 years of Landscape Design experience, I have a passion for helping customers transform their yards into a tropical paradise. I like to create landscapes that are done right the first time and continue to look better and better over time. You can trust that we, at Sarasota Landscape Design, will listen to your Landscape wants and needs, and incorporate professionalism and creativity to guarantee that you are a satisfied customer.

In life it is nice to find and do what you really love. I did and I am. Designing landscaping and implementing my vision is what I love to do. I am ready to meet you for a free landscape consultation. Please Call me directly at (941)893-7767, or visit our website at Sarasota Landscape Design and request a free estimate online. I look forward to working with you. Craig Franca Owner, Tropical Landscaping of Sarasota, Inc. (941)893-7767

Complete Landscape Renovations

Landscape Lighting

Sarasota Landscaping

Sarasota Landscape Design

What People Say about us

We recently completed a redesign of our front yard with the help of Tropical Landscaping of Sarasota and could not be happier. Craig responded to our inquiry immediately and promptly set up an appointment to look at our property. We knew we wanted to remove our grass and install a xeriscape-style yard and had some ideas of the design. Craig listened to our ideas and desires. As a result of his experience and vision he designed a beautiful front yard that truly compliments our home, incorporating trees and plantings we had not initially considered.

The work was able to begin quickly after we had finalized the agreement and was completed in a few days. The very talented and professional workers were on time, worked diligently and completely cleaned up at the end of each day. They effectively communicated any adjustments needed and worked with us when anything unexpected arose. It has been a few weeks since completion and our new plants are healthy and thriving. We have received many, many compliments from neighbors and passers-by on how beautiful our front yard now looks. Thank you, Craig and staff from Tropical Landscaping of Sarasota.

Ann and David Vozzolo

Siesta Key, FL

“I can not believe what a great experience we had with Craig and his Tropical Landscaping Company. We called 4 companies for quotes to renew our landscaping at the front of our house. Craig returned our call the same day and was at our house the next morning. He was very professional and friendly. We had some ideas, but did not have a detailed plan on what we wanted to do. He listened to our ideas and described what he thought would work for our location and budget. The other three companies we contacted returned our calls several days and in one case a week later. They took several days to get back to us and their quotes were higher with less plants and uninspiring plans. We approved the contract with Tropical Landscaping Company and 6 days later they arrived as promised and in a day and a half did an amazing transformation for us.They were very careful to do a great job and clean up everything when they were done. All our friends are very impressed with the difference Tropical Landscapes’ work made to our home. I am very satisifed and will highly recommend them to all friends and family!”

-- Roger

Craig from tropical landscape, returned my call the same day and arrived at 10:30 the next day, just as he said he would. In 30 minutes he made an assessment of the work we needed done. He gave a reasonable price for the work and called the morning after to say the work would be done that day. And it was done. The crew arrived and did the work in a fully professional way and mulched all the beds around the house. I marveled at the beautiful work they did. My wife and I were amazed and fully satisfied with the work. Any more landscaping we ever need will be done by Craig and the tropical landscape company. I highly recommend them for any landscaping you need.

-- Dan and Linda Raisovich

From design to execution the entire experience was professional. Being a landscaper (plantsman) myself I was more than impressed with my time spent with Craig and his crew. Kind, coureous and creative. You can come up with your own idea or leave it to Craig, the result will be amazing. From start to finish A+

Dini Lamot