Native Florida Landscaping Tips


Landscaping in Florida has its own unique challenges and pitfalls. Here are some tips on how to give your South Florida property a professional look.
Be sure to check out the tips below before you visit your local store.

An organized garden is a great garden

Plan your garden. Begin with and a design. Do you want to have your entire background be a gaden? Do you prefer a small section of native Florida landscaping or a larger area?

Choose general plants and flowers to grow. As you grow your garden, you can start incorporating different Florida plant species.

Research Plant Care

All of the plants listed are native to Florida but they require different care. Scaevola or Oyster Plant is a good choice for beginners.

Native Florida Flowers

Plant lovers rejoice! Florida is home to several native plants. These flowers are not only beautiful but also able to survive Florida’s extreme weather conditions.

These are some of the most popular native Florida plants:

* Evolvulvus
* Purslane
* Lantana
* Pentas
* Shooting Star
* Scaevola
* Verbena
* Salvia
* Golden Dewdrop
* Butterfly Bush

Many other native flower varieties are found in Florida. You can always look for flowers that thrive in tropical climates and heat.

Other Native Florida Plants

Florida is home to many other plants than flowers. There are many plants that offer beauty and life. Include these plants in your native Florida garden to diversify it.
* Sanchezia
* Firebush
* Canna
* Oyster Plant
* Cat’s Whiskers
* Plumbago
* Jacobinia

These plants will enhance your garden and look great with other Florida flower species.
Microclimates are also important to understand. It is determined by the amount of sunlight that your yard receives full sun, partial sun, deep shade.

It is also important to understand how the water drains from your area, as water flow is essential to landscaping.

The Correct Soil

If possible, test your soil. You will not have to guess the soil fertility requirements when you begin planting.

There are general rules that can be used based on the type of soil you have, whether it is a dark soil or sand. On the West Coast Florida, along the Pinellas Beaches, the closer you get to the sea the more likely it is that you will have excess sand. It’s not ideal for many plants, but there are a few hardy varieties that can take root.

The health of your plants depends on the use of the best potting soil.

Find the soil that is best for each plant species. Purslane, for example, grows better in soil that is drier while groundsel trees require extremely wet soil.

Need Additional Help?  Call the Native Florida Landscaping Experts

You know know the  basics for Native Florida Landscaping has helped you make some informed choices about your nest landscaping project.  For more information, or for a quote, contact our team at Livingston Landscapes if you are ready to make these upgrades.

We can offer expert advice, maintenance tips, or other service options. For more information on our services, visit our website or call us at (954) 523-4711

Native Florida Landscaping Tips


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