What is LEED Certification? Is It Important for Your Commercial Landscape Plan?

What is LEED Certification? Is It Important for Your Commercial Landscape Plan?

While “green” certainly has its place in landscaping circles, the term continues to permeate the world of construction and commercial real estate development.  As “green” became more common, everyone began hearing the term L.E.E.D. certification, requirements, and examination. So, just what is L.E.E.D. and how does it factor into your commercial landscape planning? What is L.E.E.D.? L.E.E.D., the acronym for …

Taking Proper Care of Queen Palm Trees

Taking Proper Care of Queen Palm Trees

The beautiful queen palm (Syagrus Romanzoffianum) is also known as the feather palm and presents a stately and graceful tropical feel to any landscape. This palm features long shimmery fronds and a regal gray trunk that adds lushness to South Florida landscapes. The fronds often reach more than 10 feet in length and the queen palm can grow to nearly …

How to Properly Take Care of St. Augustine Grass

How to Properly Take Care of St. Augustine Grass

As the most popular grass in the region, St. Augustine grass is a favorite across the deep south. A tropical grass, Stenotaphrum secundatum (St. Augustine grass here in the U.S.) is often the turf of choice in warm humid climates. St. Augustine grass offers a course texture that is well suited for lawns at homes or businesses. Because it has …

Incorporating Vegetables into Your Landscape Design

Incorporating Vegetables into Your Landscape Design

You may have never considered it before but adding vegetables into your landscape design is a great idea. Not only do you get the benefit of fresh vegetables all season long, you get the beauty of the plants on which your harvest grows. Imagine the crisp bright green hues of fresh lettuce and the deep greens of tomato vines complementing …

The Value of Commercial Landscape Maintenance

The Value of Commercial Landscape Maintenance

Commercial landscape maintenance includes planning for function, value, and beauty. And though many believe commercial landscape maintenance to be simply lawn trimming and mowing, it is so much more. When you need commercial landscape maintenance, you should start by considering commercial landscape professionals who have the experience, knowledge, and skill to enhance the beauty and curb appeal of your commercial …

March Landscaping Tips for Your Lawn and Garden

March Landscaping Tips for Your Lawn and Garden

Your lawn and garden not only highlights the look of your home, but the surrounding landscape offers you and your family a measure of relaxation and respite from the stress of daily life. People all over the world enjoy their gardens, from ornamentals to edibles and in south Florida this enjoyment can be yours year-round. This year, Xtreme Landscaping offers …

The Best Fruit Trees for Your South Florida Garden: Part 2

The Best Fruit Trees for Your South Florida Garden: Part 2

Last month, our exploration started with a few of the best fruit trees for your South Florida garden, but there are so many great options, let’s finish the list! Remember South Florida is USDA Zone 10, the farthest south and the warmest of the hardiness zones in the United States. This semi-tropical environment allows you to successfully grow many tropical …

Planning Your Lawn and Garden Projects for 2018

Planning Your Lawn and Garden Projects for 2018

January is the perfect time to plan your lawn and garden projects for the year. By beginning now, you will get a head start and have more time to enjoy throughout the year. Whether this is the year to renovate your front yard or transform your backyard into an escape for relaxing, entertainment, or family fun, now is the perfect …

Brand Enhancement through Commercial Landscaping

Brand Enhancement through Commercial Landscaping

When you think about enhancing your brand’s image, your mind probably goes to new product concepts, revamped packaging, new product designs, improved communications via the web with your target audience, perfected customer service, and more. Commercial Landscaping probably doesn’t even make the list and yet quality landscaping can improve your brand’s image in the same way that neglected landscaping can …

Commercial Landscaping for Your Industrial Property

Commercial Landscaping for Your Industrial Property

Landscaping your industrial property requires an abundance of ideas, followed by the selection of an appropriate plan and proper execution. Because industrial properties are busy places with employees, clients, colleagues, and equipment constantly on the move, coming and going, to keep the business successful. Making the choice to landscape can not only enhance the aesthetic appearance of the proper, but …