Florida Landscape Design ideas

June 2, 2019
South Florida Tropical

What is Landscape in a Box? South Florida landscaping ideas to go - with group photos of plants to make visualizing easy.

Most of us would like to design our own landscaping - but we're hesitant about our ability to picture the whole thing.

What plants go together in a landscape?

How will you know what plant combinations you like unless you see them first?

Sometimes all it takes is a little push of encouragement...

We've grouped plants that work well together so you don't have to think too hard about plant textures, growth direction, colors that complement each other.

Obviously you need to choose things that go with the architectural style and the color of your home.

So we've created plant collections in many color combinations that work for various landscape styles. Feel free to substitute other plants you like for those that don't appeal to you.

Landscape in a Box is basically a jumping-off point to get you started - and inspired.

Each photo in this section is named, with a link to the Plant Page about that particular plant. You may need to know more about it so you'll know how to best use it in your yard.

Keep in mind that many of the plants here - in this section and throughout this site - do best in Zone 10. So we've included a section on Cold Hardy Landscapes for those of you who live in Zone 9B, as well as people in Zone 10 who prefer these plants.

Landscaping in Florida is different from anywhere else...

And - for newcomers to South Florida - that, and the "newness" of the plants that grow here, can be mind-boggling when it comes to designing a landscape.

South-Florida-Plant-Guide.com strives to cover all of the most commonly used (and a few unusual) South Florida landscape plants. That's what we've used in this section, though there are less-common others you might like to add.

Most landscape design - South Florida style - is a mixture of formal and informal, tropical and classic.

We've divided things into groups with a bit of style and theme - browse through them all!

You can always mix and match to find the right combination for you.

See "Companion Plant Suggestions" at the bottom of each of the Plant Pages for more South Florida landscaping ideas.

Source: www.south-florida-plant-guide.com

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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