The Ground Source Blog

Posted by Joe Mouad on Jan 18, 2024 11:00:00 AM

Landscape Design: 8 Keys to Designing a Great Foundation Planting Bed

Have you looked at the front of your house lately? Are the plants out there working hard for you, or just hanging out?

Your foundation plants have a lot on their plates. They should offer great curb appeal, enhance your home’s best features and soften its hard edges.

They’re the plants that connect your home to the surrounding landscape.

Are yours up to the task?

Posted by Joe Mouad on Sep 14, 2023 11:00:00 AM

Dog-Safe Plants for Your Central Florida Landscape

When you start looking for outdoor plants safe for dogs here in Central Florida, it’s doggone disappointing at first.

Asiatic jasmine? Nope — toxic. Podocarpus? Toxic. Croton? Ti plant? Bougainvillea?

Nope, nope, nope.

Aw, man, so many Florida favorites! We’re clearly barking up the wrong tree. This might be ruff.

Posted by Joe Mouad on Jul 20, 2023 10:00:00 AM

10 Full Sun Plants For Your Central Florida Landscape

Let’s face it, if you’re a plant in Florida, you better love sun.

But some plants love it more than others, offering bigger flowers and brighter, more colorful foliage when they soak up plenty of rays. 

What are some great plants for full sun in Central Florida? 

Grab your sunglasses and let’s take a look.