South Florida Landscape Design

May 7, 2020
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Coastal Landscape Design

Use this design sheet to help you create the perfect coastal landscape. You'll get ideas for color, décor, materials, plants and fabric. It is a great starting point for any Florida landscaping project.

Coastal Landscape Design (PDF)

Small, Pool, Splash Pool Swimming Pool Lewis Aqui Landscape + Architectural Design, LLC. Miami, FLFlorida's miles of coastline and warm weather draw tourists from around the world. Those who live in the Sunshine State have the opportunity to grow magnificent gardens and create wonderful outdoor living spaces. Landscaping your home will not only increase your property value, but also your quality of life. Imagine being able to spend time with friends and family in your own backyard retreat. Popular outdoor living elements include pools, kitchens, and fire features. Florida yards are often landscaped in a tropical style, with palm trees and hammocks creating a resort look. Landscaping concerns specific to Florida include humidity, bugs and hurricanes.

Get these tipsIn this section, you'll find landscaping tips on:

  • What plants to include in a tropical garden
  • How to create a zen garden
  • Incorporating Japanese water features
  • Installing gas tiki torches
  • Remodeling an existing pool
  • Adding shade to your backyard with a palapa
  • What plants to include in a modern garden design
  • Patio furniture selection
  • Choosing paving materials for a contemporary landscape
  • The principles of sustainable landscaping
  • How to create a low-maintenance garden
  • Using recycled items in your landscape
  • Planting ornamental grasses
  • Reducing run-off pollution with permeable paving
  • Getting rid of your lawn
  • Dealing with surface water that won't drain
  • Selecting trees for Florida wetland properties
  • Building a covered outdoor kitchen that will withstand hurricane winds
  • Designing a luxurious outdoor living room with a fireplace
  • Selecting materials that will tolerate humidity
  • Installing a tv and sound system outdoors
  • Vanishing edge swimming pools
  • Adding a mosaic image on the bottom of your pool
  • Creating a strong sense of arrival for your home's front yard
  • Building roofed structures that will block rain

When it comes to landscaping, the sky's the limit. Decide how you want to use your garden and go from there. A Florida landscape professional can help turn your dreams into a reality.

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Landscaping Tips

Though your home is your castle, there is no necessity to surround it with a moat. Here are 5 tips that will help you to make your landscaping feel more warm, welcoming and cozy.

1. Put some flowers nearby your entrance. Flowers make any area look more welcoming and attractive, so greeting your guests with Petunia, Snapdragon, Lily-of-the-Nile or some other garden flowers is always a great thing to do. What is more, to add some space between your house and the entrance, you can consider adding a little white fence. It will create an illusion that your front yard is bigger than it actually is. What is more, adding fence will create a great space for planting flowers to add some color and coziness.

2. Add rambling vines to make your yard look absolutely lovely. You can not deny that rambling vines always create romantic and even magical atmosphere. So why not to use this tip while decorating your yard?

3. To hide the unattractive driveway, consider adding some color, texture, and height. You can easily do it by adding various sorts of flowers. To start, create an island of green lawn right in the hub of a drive. Then add a couple of low boxwood hedges with flowers toward the back of your island.

4. If you want your yard to blossom and flourish bust still do not have enough time to maintain it, consider planting low-fuss lilies. Such flowers look absolutely gorgeous and come in the variety of rainbow hues, so you can pick the one you love most. What is more, low-fuss lilies do not care about the sort of soil, they love the sun and welcome hot, they do not afraid of drought. In other words, Crinums is an ideal flower for all those who are looking for low-maintenance solutions.

5. The last tip also touches the low-maintenance aspect. To make your life easier, group plantings into beds and islands. This will help you to avoid mowing and trimming around each individual plant, save a lot of time and even money.

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