Considerations for Planting Tropical Trees in the Height of Summer

Florida’s tropical climate means that you can pretty much plant tropical trees and shrubs at any time of the year, except winter. Although it is best to plant most things in the early to late spring, planting in the height of summer is still possible. There are a few things to remember while you are planting tropical trees and shrubs in the summer.

Plant During Rainfall

When you first plant a tropical tree or palm in your yard, it’s going to need a lot of water. The summers in Florida are fairly rainy seasons, so it is usually recommended that you plant in the early summer. Even in the late summer, your tropical tree will get a lot of natural watering. But with the heat, it might need a little boost. Make sure you keep the soil moist and let us know if you have questions about a watering schedule. Read More

When to Trim Your Tropical Shrubs

Do you have tropical shrubs in your lawn? Whether you moved into the home to find tropical shrubs on the property or you are having us install new shrubs for you, it is important that you care for them properly. This means that you must maintain your shrubs, including trimming and pruning. Here’s what you need to know to keep your Florida tropical shrubs beautiful and healthy.

Trim as Desired

Minor trimmings of your shrubs can actually be done at almost any time. If you start to notice that the shape is changing or there are sprouts here and there out of place, there is nothing wrong with going out and clipping them back to maintain the shape you want. It is best to trim after watering or a good rain, but that isn’t necessary for it to thrive. Read More

Top Reasons to Use Your Stimulus for Landscaping

Many Americans are either working full time or receiving the extra $600 per week in unemployment. If you fall in one of those categories, you probably don’t need the stimulus payment to keep up with your necessary bills. If you have up to $3400 in your pocket, it can be tempting to blow the money on things you’ve been wanting to buy. However, it is much better to invest that money into something that will benefit you and your family. Read More

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Landscape Maintenance

The world is a very strange place right now. So many businesses are closing, and people are staying in their homes as much as possible. In such a crisis, it is natural that many of our normal activities are disrupted. Even the things that you could take care of go to the wayside due to executive dysfunction caused by isolation and anxiety.

But, as different as it may be, life goes on. Your grass will continue to grow. Your shrubs and trees may need to be pruned. If you lost shrubs or trees to the winter months or age, you may need to replace them to maintain the balance of your lawn’s ecosystem. There are many things that need to be addressed in landscaping maintenance throughout the year, and they will still need to be done even though everything seems topsy turvy. Read More

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 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