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 …

How to Take Care of Your Hibiscus

How to Take Care of Your Hibiscus

Hibiscus is a beautiful flowering shrub that evokes dreams of exotic South Pacific Islands. Hibiscus rosa-sinensis or tropical hibiscus are those with which you are likely most familiar, though there are many native species in the United States. Believed to have originated in tropical regions of Asia, hibiscus flowers, single or double blossoms, come in a multitude of bright hues. …

How to Properly Care for Zoysia Grass

How to Properly Care for Zoysia Grass

Dark green, finely textured, Zoysia Grass is a popular choice for Florida lawns. With its good tolerance to salt, foot traffic, and shade, the choice of Zoysia makes sense. Zoysia grows lower and more slowly than other southern grasses, providing a lush, dense, manicured lawn. Let’s look at how to properly care for Zoysia Grass so it will flourish on …

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 …