15 Jul

Best Landscaping Uses for Tall Tropical Shrubs

Shrubs can do a lot more than beautify your home. Tropical shrubs can come in all sizes, and the taller ones have a lot of uses. Here are just a few ideas for how you can use tropical shrubs in your landscaping.

A natural privacy fence

Do you often wish you had more privacy? Shrubs that grow up to six feet tall are available for your landscaping. Place them along your property line to provide you and your family with additional security and privacy. 

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15 Jun

Best Landscaping Uses for Small Tropical Shrubs

When you are plotting the landscape for your new or renovated home, the choices for Florida-friendly tropical shrubs, trees, and other landscaping features can be overwhelming. While researching different types of shrubs, consider how you might put those shrubs to use. They don’t have to be just for decoration. Here are some ideas.

Gardening

Small tropical shrubs are a great addition to your garden, creating a natural border. If you have a raised garden for convenience, the shrubs can hide the stilts of the garden boxes.

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15 May

How Often Should You Trim Your Shrubs?

Do you have some tropical shrubs in your yard? If so, you’ll want to make sure that you take care of them properly so that they can flourish and improve the look of your property. Part of maintaining your tropical shrubs is trimming them on occasion. This not only improves how they look, it also allows them to grow healthier by absorbing more sunlight and water. Learn below how often to trim your shrubs and the best way to do it.

Trimming or Pruning?

There is a big difference between trimming shrubs and pruning them. When you trim shrubs back, you are primarily doing so for the aesthetically pleasing effect, keeping them in a shape that you desire. This can be done almost any time of year, as long as you aren’t overzealous.

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15 Apr

Using Your Stimulus to Refresh Your Landscaping

Wondering what to do with your CARES stimulus check? If you are still working full time or collecting the extra $600 a week in unemployment, your bills are probably already paid. That leaves many possibilities for your stimulus. One of the things you can do is refresh or improve your landscaping.

Landscape Design

If you are tired of your backyard, you might want to think about hiring a professional for landscape design. They will be able to help you plan your yard, including features such as water features, garden plots, and trees and shrubs. Landscape design is usually charged by the hour, or it may be a set price for design and installation.

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15 Mar

The Best Shrubs to Plant in Late Spring

Palms and tropical shrubs are natural to Florida climates, and as such they usually thrive as long as they are planted during the right time of year. With the coronavirus outbreak, many people have been denied their ability to hire landscaping services for the spring. That doesn’t mean you have to put off your landscape changes until next year. 

There are a lot of palms and shrubs that are great to plant in the late spring or early summer. When the stay-at-home orders are expired and life begins to return to normal, you can go ahead with at least some of your landscaping plans. While your flower beds may be fairly empty until next spring, your sod can be laid and your palms and tropical shrubs can be installed.

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15 Feb

Think of Your Landscape as an Ecosystem—Because It Is

When most people think of their landscape, they are considering what trees, shrubs, and plants are going to look the best and are suited to their tastes, but there are a lot of other more important things to consider when choosing landscaping features. 

In planning the landscape, it can be easy to lose sight of the fact that you are actually manipulating nature. Mother Earth has her own designs for the area you live in, and your landscape and the landscape of the entire city is part of a delicate ecosystem. Of course, most people manipulate that ecosystem to have the lawn or landscape that they want, but it is still important to consider.

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15 Jan

The Best Palm Trees for Your Florida Landscaping

Palm trees are a staple in Florida landscaping. When one thinks of Florida, they automatically picture white sandy beaches and palm trees swaying in the breeze. Palms are a great choice for Florida landscaping because they are well suited to warm tropical climates like Florida. Other trees simply don’t thrive well in this environment. However, it is also important to choose the right palms for your landscaping. Here are a few of the best palms to have installed in your lawn.

Coconut Palm Tree

The coconut palm tree does best in full sun, so you want to plant these palm trees a little away from your house or building so that it doesn’t overshadow the tree and prevent it from thriving. These palm trees are also incredibly tolerant to drought, so the drier winter months will not harm them. They also have a resistance to salt, which can be important if you live near the beach.

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15 Dec

Choosing Landscaping for Your Commercial Property

When planning the landscaping for a commercial property, it can be tempting to keep it as simple and utilitarian as possible. However, there are several great reasons for upgrading your commercial landscape. Here are just a few.

Welcoming to Visitors

Whether your commercial property is a storefront, a factory, a warehouse, or any other type of commercial property, you will likely have customers, vendors, and partners arriving on your site at least once per day. You want your facility to be inviting, welcoming, and soothing to your visitors. Especially for large complexes, elegant landscaping can help make the commercial property seem less intimidating.

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15 Nov

Three Reasons to Plant Tropical Shrubs in Your Lawn

Have you ever considered adding tropical shrubs to your garden? If not, right now is a great time to explore what’s available and start making plans. Here are three great reasons why you are going to be happy you chose to make this simple change.

Add Dramatic Flair to Your Yard

Tropical plants typically have very vibrant colors and fascinating shapes. When you bring these shrubs into your yard, you give it a much more beautiful, dramatic look. Not only that, but it also enhances the appearance of everything else in your lawn. Then, the gorgeous colors of a hibiscus, Ixora, bougainvillea, or other tropical delight greets you happily whenever you go outside.

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15 Jul

Three Important Tips to Help Palm Trees Thrive

When you get palm trees installed in your landscape, we strive to ensure that you have the strongest, healthiest plants possible. We plant each palm with the utmost care, and ensure that it has a good start in the soil. From the time of planting, it is important that you care for your palms appropriately so that they do not wither and die. Here are three important tips to help your palm trees thrive just after planting.

Water Frequently

It is important that your palms get plenty of water, especially right after they are planted. If it doesn’t rain, you should water your palms every day for the first two to three weeks. After this, water every other day for two to three weeks. At that point you can resume a normal watering schedule of twice a week. If you don’t make sure your palms get enough water in the first month or two, they will wither and die very quickly.

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