Creating a Florida Friendly Landscape

Posted by Joe Mouad on Sep 22, 2014 12:41:39 PM

Creating landscape designs for Orlando (well, Florida in general) is somewhat different from the rest of the country because of the vast range of climate conditions we have. Because of that, it's worth considering creating a Florida-friendly landscape. That means that you have low-maintenance plants installed and use environmentally-sustainable practices in your yard.

There are several benefits that the homeowner choosing to have a Florida-friendly landscape enjoys. For one thing, it helps to save you some time and money. Picking plants that naturally thrive and maintain themselves in Florida means you don't need to spend the time or the money on maintaining them. Nature takes its course for you. You also avoid using pesticides or fertilizers that could harm you, your family, your pets, or the environment, and you often times don't need extra watering, conserving our freshwater resources.

On top of all of the environmental benefits, there are also many municipalities that offer credits for those who choose to move over to a Florida-friendly landscape design. Central Florida cities like Orlando, Deland, and Kissimmee have city green initiatives that include credits and fee reductions for residents who take the challenge of creating a more sustainable yard around their home.

So what do you need for a Florida-friendly landscape? It's pretty involved, and there are several directions you can go as far as the look and themes of your landscape. Our landscape designer has years of experience to help you choose the right plant life to occupy your Florida-friendly landscape design. There are several ferns, flowers, and trees that fit Florida's climate, and a professional landscape designer can help you find your way.

To learn more about Florida-friendly landscapes, visit here. And to get your own Florida-friendly landscape design for your Orlando home, call Ground Source.

Posts Related to Landscaping

Posted by Joe Mouad on Jan 3, 2020 8:22:00 AM

The 11 Most Critical Steps for Great Sod Installation in Orlando, FL

Too bad sod installation isn’t as easy as throwing down your new living room rug — just roll it out and admire the beauty.

There’s more to installing your instant green carpet of grass than that, and some steps along the way are especially critical to ensure your new lawn thrives.

Great sod installers follow certain procedures along the way. 

Thinking of installing your own sod? These sod installation tips can guide you.

Posted by Joe Mouad on Jan 2, 2020 2:59:20 PM

20 Great Ideas for the Best Front Yard Landscaping at Your Orlando, FL Home

Have you taken a good look at your front yard lately?

Sure, the back yard might be more fun — barbecues, pool parties, coffee and donuts in your robe.

But your front yard introduces your home to the world — or at least, to the neighborhood.

“It should be a place you’re proud to show off,” says Eric Frisch, Ground Source landscape designer.

“What can you do to stand out from the neighbors?”

Quite a bit. Check out these front yard landscaping design ideas.

Posted by Joe Mouad on Jul 13, 2016 10:34:26 AM

Landscape vs Hardscape: What's the difference?

Just the other day, a member of our landscape design team was talking with a prospective client in Florida about some future work. During the conversation, the client asked: landscape vs hardscape design? Which is better?