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.
Many tropical plants are very weather tolerant, which is important with the extremes that Florida faces each year. Many tropical plants will fair well whether there is a drought or a hurricane. About the only extreme weather in Florida that might affect your tropical plants is bright and direct sunlight.
Less Lawn, Less Grass
Do you spend a lot of time or money on grooming your lawn, particularly your grass? Grassy lawns require a lot of work due to the constant need for mowing, trimming edges, and irrigation or watering. Installing some tropical plants can be a huge time and money saver. The more tropical plants you have, the less grass you have to maintain. In addition, the tropical plants are very green so you still have a great looking lawn.
If you are interested in tropical plants for your landscape, contact us today for more information or to get started.