How to Grow Beautiful Roses in Florida

How to Grow Beautiful Roses in Florida

Roses are the iconic flowers of history representing beauty, love, and even war. Roses have been around for a long time, a legendary flower, whose fossil evidence dates to 35 million years in the past. Most experts agree roses were first cultivated by man around 5000 years ago in ancient China. Throughout history, roses have been used as medicine, for …

Creating Wildlife Friendly Landscaping

Creating Wildlife Friendly Landscaping

Greening your lawn and garden can help create an oasis which attracts native wildlife including butterflies, birds, frogs, and other beneficial wildlife to your yard. Landscaping with wildlife friendly trees, shrubs, and flowers also helps restore habitat balance for those creatures who have been displaced by urban sprawl. Wildlife friendly landscaping includes the provision of food and water sources, as …

Environmentally Friendly Landscaping

Environmentally Friendly Landscaping

As humans become more aware of their impact on the environment, many, like you, are considering environmentally friendly landscaping which protects the fragile ecosystem in their area. South Florida residents are no exception and want yard design that promotes and protects the beauty of the state. Creating an environmentally friendly  landscape means your yard becomes an asset to the natural …

Is a Thriving Lawn with Less Water Possible?

Is a Thriving Lawn with Less Water Possible?

At first glance, you may believe the answer is no, particularly here in South Florida where the sun can be awfully hot, and the weather can be extremely dry. In fact, the answer is yes, you can have a thriving lawn with less water! Of course, that doesn’t mean you can do without proper irrigation delivered by an automatic, in-ground …

Creating a Thriving Landscape in Florida

Creating a Thriving Landscape in Florida

Creating your own thriving and beautiful Florida-friendly landscape is not as hard as it sounds. Expertise is not a pre-requisite, though having the experts at Xtreme Landscaping come alongside you to help will make the job easier. In truth, with a bit of learning and a desire to protect Florida’s tropical environment are the perfect starting point to developing a …

How to Care for Bahia Grass

How to Care for Bahia Grass

Bahia Grass is a grass that is ideally suited to the sunny conditions here in South Florida. Bahia grass loves the sun and heat, while shunning cold and shady conditions which makes it a popular choice for southern coastal regions where the winters are mild. Bahia grass grows via stolons (rooty stems) which form thick grass coverage that can stand …

How to Use Mulch Wisely

How to Use Mulch Wisely

Let’s talk mulch. Mulch can be made from a number of organic items – bark, wood, leaves, needles, grass – or inorganic items like pebbles, gravel, and even recycle tires. Mulch is used to cover soil, with the goal of presenting a beautiful aesthetically pleasing landscape as well as conserving water and helping to keep weeds away. And here in …

Caring for Ornamental Palms in South Florida

Caring for Ornamental Palms in South Florida

Ornamental Palms are the predominate symbol of south Florida, providing a tropical image adored by Floridians and visitors alike. While there are more than 2,500 species of Palms worldwide, some growing in sub-freezing temperatures, most grow in tropical and subtropical climates like those in south Florida. The palms of Florida feature a great deal of diversity ranging from massive palms …

How to Care for Bermuda Grass

How to Care for Bermuda Grass

Bermuda Grass is popular here in Florida because it can successfully endure the scorching sunny days and minimal rain that every enjoys. Bermuda Grass is a great choice for Florida lawns, growing low to the ground, and promising to remain robust and beautiful even with heavy foot traffic from humans and pets. As an added bonus, Bermuda Grass is fairly …

Cost Cutting Commercial Landscaping Tips and Tricks

Cost Cutting Commercial Landscaping Tips and Tricks

As you know landscaping plays a huge role in how your business brand is viewed, making landscaping upkeep and appearance critical to the first impression you make on clients, customers, and colleagues. The catch is, landscaping done well, can be costly, especially when you are trying to keep the budget balanced and make a good impression. The exterior of your …