Tropical Landscape Design ideas

April 19, 2023
Tropical landscape design

Here for tropical landscaping design ideas? Lucky you. If you’re reading this, you likely live in a warm climate that can support tropical plants and flowers that bloom year-round. Paradise can be yours, but only if you’re willing to devote the time and effort to designing a tropical landscape plan that provides the perfect balance between beauty – and maintenance.

While many tropical plants are self-contained (meaning they’re not vines or ground cover spreaders), yards in humid climates need extra attention, because plant life reproduces and grows faster with abundant sunshine and rain. Unfortunately, that means weeds in warm climates grow as fast or faster than their well-mannered (and prettier) counterparts.

When designing a tropical garden or yard ask yourself, “Where do I not want flowers and plants?” Often, this question is more pertinent to your landscape design plan than any other, since the hallmarks of tropical landscape design are density and lushness!

If you’re designing a tropical landscape for a front yard, save space for a walkway and be sure to define your front porch or patio. A lawn bordered by plants and flowers can be a clean approach. If you’ve got a screened porch or lanai, plants that desire partial sun work well in these spaces. Arabian jasmine makes a wonderful porch pot.

It’s important to keep in mind that, while tropical landscape design styles are more free-form than modern landscaping or traditional gardens, you still need to be aware of the amount of sunlight the plants you choose need. Ferns and orchids like filtered light, for example. Hanging flowers create a canopy for seating areas and add color to hardscapes such as pergolas and archways. Bougainvilla can be potted or planted along a wall or trellis as a blanket of color and scent. Begonias and hibiscus are additional tropical favorites.

Your soil quality is key. Soil that’s too sandy, too marshy or not well drained will produce limp and ailing plants. Plants started in pots and moved to ground may need fertilizer. And tropical plants won’t withstand frosts or freezes, so be sure to check with your local garden center about the compatibility of your plant and flower choices with your microclimate and soil.

All you coastal dwellers take note: soil, heat and sun conditions can change rapidly as one moves inland, even as little as a few miles, so it’s best to go hyperlocal on as many plant choices as possible.


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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