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South Florida Gardening Tips – 5 Basics

  Often, we gardeners struggle with the simplest things.  We aren't sure how to arrange plants or we have trouble selecting plants that will thrive in our gardens.  Here are a few tips to help anyone become a better gardener.   1.  USE WHAT YOU HAVE.  When selecting...

Backyard Design in Palm City, FL

MAKING THE MOST OF OUTDOOR LIVING IN SOUTH FLORIDA Living in south Florida means that we can enjoy the great outdoors all year long.  The coastal breezes and tropical climate make our area very appealing to seasonal as well as year-round residents.   Allocating monies...

Landscape Design, Stuart, Fl

The front yard is the first thing that anyone sees when approaching your home.  Curb appeal enhances the value of your home and is inviting for guests.  Updating your front yard can mean simply changing landscaping or adding decorative stone and annual flowers. ...

Backyard Renovation in Palm Beach Gardens, FL

A renovation can transform a boring backyard space into a more functional, aesthetically appealing oasis of relaxation and entertainment. Backyard renovations vary greatly in design and price so setting a budget before commencing a design is an important part of the...

Landscape Design Gallery

There are so many ways to design your outdoor areas:  tropical, Mediterranean, contemporary, modern, Florida-Friendly, native, simple, elaborate.  Some people prefer a lot of color and a garden that invokes a lot of energy and interest.  Others prefer a more serene...

Backyard Design, Orlando, FL

Residents wanted linear pool design with minimal decking and zoysia grass with privacy landscaping surrounding the entire backyard to screen out neighbors.  Italian Cypress, Palms, and Podacarpus were used and Aluminum Fencing, Cedar Pergola, Fire pit and grilling...

Gardening with annuals in South Florida

Annuals offer an almost infinite variety of flower color and plant form. They brighten landscape beds and add a splash of color to a porch, deck, or patio when placed in containers. Some also make good cut flowers.

In Florida, most annuals only last one season (not one year). To be successful, they must be planted at the right time, but unfortunately they are sometimes sold out of season.

Gardening in South Florida

July Garden Calendar in South Florida Bedding plants: Summer annuals to plant now include celosia, coleus, torenia, and ornamental pepper. See: Gardening with Annuals in Florida (http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/mg319) Bulbs: Butterfly lily and gladiolus are bulbs that can be...

Mediterranean Pool Design

Client wanted clean lines, a privacy hedge that could be maintained at 6' high and 3' wide and Italian Cypress and Palm Tree accents. The design is further enhanced by the stone steps placed in the grass, simple 3' deck around the pool and pots framing the pool deck....

Side yard garden ideas

Most people have a pretty good idea of what they want their front yard and backyard to look like. But what about side yards? Planting in Your Side Yard If you have sufficient room in your side yard, you will most likely wish to install plants there, to spice up the...

Tropical Landscape Design Ideas

The most recognizable trademarks of this style are lush, tropical plants and bold colors. Think palm trees swaying in the wind, birds of paradise showing off their bright flowers and lots of healthy greenery. Hammocks are especially appropriate for a tropical garden,...

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