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Posted by Joe Mouad on Jun 9, 2022 11:32:00 AM

7 Plants That Bloom Year-Round in Central Florida

First, can we get a round of applause for Florida flowers that bloom all year? That’s a lot of work, right?

Nobody expects you to be perky and beautiful all the time. It would be exhausting.

So give them a little nod of appreciation when you walk past.

Want plants that bloom year-round in Central Florida?

Check out these blooming beauties — and some colorful bonus ideas at the end.

Posted by Joe Mouad on May 5, 2022 2:30:00 PM

Should You Replace or Rejuvenate Your Shrubs? How to Know

It’s easy to take your shrubs for granted.

Your sturdy Sweet Viburnum hedge never lets you down, right? Your Lorapetalum blooms reliably year after year, with its pretty scented flowers.

Then, suddenly, yikes. Your good old dependable shrubs don’t look so great.

Posted by Joe Mouad on Nov 11, 2021 9:25:38 AM

How to Plan Your Central Florida Landscape Design

Planning your big new Florida landscaping project? Man, there’s a lot to think about, right?

How much will it cost? What do you really need? Your head must be spinning.

Maybe head outside and relax on the paver patio, or chill beneath your poolside pergola while you sort it all out.

Posted by Joe Mouad on Oct 14, 2021 11:20:34 AM

6 Best Shade Trees For Your Central Florida Landscape

Florida is famous for its bright, cheerful tropical sun.

Grab your sunglasses! Set up the lounge chair! Soak up the warmth!

But after a while, it gets pretty hot. Really hot.

Shade! Where the heck is some shade?

Florida isn’t exactly known for its shade trees, which is pretty ironic, right?

So, what are the best trees for shade in Central Florida?

Ground Source landscape designer Eric Frisch shares a few of his favorites.

Posted by Joe Mouad on Jul 12, 2021 10:05:30 AM

8 Best Low Maintenance Plants for Your Orlando or Apopka, Florida Home

Unless you want to fill your yard with plastic plants (hmmm, there’s an idea) you’ll have some maintenance.

But some plants are happy with bare-bones care. Just make sure they don’t die of thirst, and they’ll happily show off pretty leaves and bright blooms while you spend your time relaxing instead of toiling in your yard.

Posted by Joe Mouad on Apr 9, 2021 10:31:23 AM

Planting Trees & Shrubs for Privacy: Pro Landscaping Tips for Orlando, FL

Nothing against your neighbors, but some days you just want a little privacy.

Maybe you want to weed the garden in your pajamas. Or practice your new yoga moves without an audience. Or play air guitar without the kids next door laughing at you.

You’re too tired to build a fence. But the right plants can offer just the privacy you need.