Why You Should Consider Your Lawn’s Ecosystem

Do you ever think of your lawn as an ecosystem? Most people don’t consider this, but it is an important part of planning your landscaping for your lawn. Every outdoor space is an ecosystem, both of its own and as a part of the larger scheme of things. Your lawn’s ecosystem is part of your neighborhood’s ecosystem, and the neighborhood is part of the city, part of the state, part of the country, etc. 

While it can seem impossible to take into consideration every impact your lawn will have on the environment, it can be somewhat controlled, at least within your small realm of influence, namely your yard. There are a lot of factors to the ecosystem of your lawn. Read More

The Best Shrubs for Your Lawn

Living in Florida has a lot of perks, but one of the downsides to living in a tropical climate is that you are somewhat limited on what plants you can place in your yard. It takes a special type of plant to grow in such climates. When it comes to shrubs, there are several types that work well in Florida landscapes. Here are just a few.

Glossy Abelia

The Glossy Abelia shrub is a great choice if you have a yard that is usually in full sun, or at least partial sun. It does not need a lot of soil moisture, so it is suitable for Florida’s winter droughts. These shrubs get to be about 6 to 10 feet in height, making them a good choice for a natural barrier around your property. They do not have a high salt tolerance; however, so they may not be good for yards near the ocean. Read More

Three Reasons to Upgrade Your Landscape for Commercial Properties

Many commercial properties are very utilitarian and offer no comfort for visitors or employees. It is a good idea to make your commercial property appealing for tenants, customers, and employees. Here are just a few reasons to upgrade your commercial landscaping.

Welcome Visitors

Every business has visitors, whether it be clients, customers, or vendors. If your commercial space is warm and inviting, it will make them feel at home and improve your communications and interactions. You can spruce up your commercial space to be more inviting with a few shrubs, trees, and other accoutrements. Read More

Three Reasons to Use Tropical Shrubs in Your Landscape

When you are working on revamping your landscaping, you might want to consider adding some tropical shrubs. Shrubs, in general, are great for your lawn, especially when planted near gardens and other plants. Tropical shrubs have several benefits for Florida residents. Here are just three reasons to use tropical shrubs in your lawn.

Low Maintenance

Tropical shrubs are some of the most low-maintenance plants that you can put into your landscaping. These shrubs thrive well in Florida climates, even in the fall and winter months. It is very easy to keep them well hydrated, and they really require little else. Planting them in the sun will help them grow. Read More

Three Benefits of a Tropical Landscape

If you are looking for a way to spruce up your yard, you might want to think about changing up your landscaping. Living in Florida, you have a lot of options for what types of plants to put in your landscape, but there are some excellent arguments for planting tropical plants in lawns in Florida. Here are three benefits you should consider.

Shade Is Good

If you have a nice big shady yard with lots of trees, tropical plants can help you fill up your yard without risking not getting enough sunlight. Tropical plants thrive in the shade rather than in direct sunlight. For that reason, if you have a shady lawn, tropical plants are actually very ideal. Read More

Three Ways to Make the Most of Outdoor Living

Summer may be over, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t entertain outdoors. The fall weather is perfect for get togethers, but you want to make sure that you and your guests will be comfortable. If you like to entertain outdoors, there are some things you can do to your lawn and landscape to make it more enjoyable for you and your guests. Here are three ways to make the most out of outdoor living.

Outdoor Lighting

An outdoor lighting scheme can go a long way toward making your lawn look like a warm and inviting place to sit a spell. You can have outdoor lighting along paths and walkways for safety, as well as lighting fixtures on and around the exterior of your home to make it as bright as daylight. This allows you to easily entertain at night without having to worry about being able to see your guests and activities. Combining outdoor lighting with decorative walkways can really jazz up your lawn. Read More

Three Reasons to Include Shrubs in Your Landscape Design

There are a lot of things to consider when you are designing your landscape. One of the design elements that many people fail to consider is shrubs. There are many different types of shrubs available, with tropical shrubs for tropical escapes or other unique shrubs for a more traditional landscape. Here are three great reasons to include shrubs in your landscape design.

Complements Other Plants

Shrubs complement other plants in your lawn and garden, and not just aesthetically. Certain types of shrubs can keep certain pests away from your lawn and garden, protecting your other plants. Shrubs also absorb excess water and nutrients out of the soil, which can be dangerous to the other plants in your landscape. Read More

Tropical Paradise or Traditional Landscaping? Pros and Cons

If you have a new home, or you are updating your existing home, you may be considering changing or implementing new landscaping. Our company specializes in individualizing landscaping designs so that you can have the lawn and garden of your dreams. Some people prefer to create a tropical paradise with lots of palms and shrubs, while other people prefer more traditional and calm landscaping. Here are the pros and cons of each to help you decide.

Tropical Paradise

Having a tropical paradise in your yard can be a great addition to your home. It is a conversation starter, and a great way to prepare your home for entertaining. You will also enjoy the exotic plants that are included in your landscape design.

Some tropical plants such as palms and some shrubs do have certain requirements. It is important that you understand the maintenance requirements of your tropical paradise and follow instructions to the letter. If you don’t, your tropical paradise will quickly deteriorate. Having tropical plants in your landscaping design can add some work to the gardening and lawn maintenance, but you may feel that it is worth it to have a unique and personalized landscape. Read More

The Top 3 Decisions to Make About Your Landscape Design

When you purchased your home, you probably had a very definite idea of what you wanted your lawn to look like. If you are ready to make that dream a reality, it is time to consider landscape design. You may think you know what you want, but there are some things that you need to consider when making your decisions. These three main decisions will most greatly influence your landscape design.

The Use of Your Yard

How your yard will be used is an important consideration in landscape design. If you have children or grandchildren that will be playing in the yard, you want to make sure that you choose grass sod and plants that will stand up to the potential abuse. If you will be primarily using your yard for entertaining company, you might want to take that into consideration to add more shady places and beautiful gardens to your home. Read More

Tips for Successful Palm Tree Care

What represents the beautiful and sunny Florida weather better than a palm tree? If you are making plans to enhance your landscape with palm trees, it is important to educate yourself on proper palm tree care.

Strategic and purposeful maintenance is required to keep your palm trees beautiful, thriving, and free from disease. These tips will help you make the most of your palms to enhance the curb appeal of your home.

Pick the Right Palms

Just about any palm tree can grow happily in Florida, but certain palm species will thrive better in specific locations around your yard. Larger palms need room to grow and hog the sun and soil, while smaller shrubs can be worked together with other plants and flowers. Some palms can still thrive in the shade, making them perfect for any areas in your yard that don’t receive too much sunlight. Read More