YES! “A well-landscaped home has a significant price advantage over a home with no landscaping. This advantage ranges from 5.5 percent to 12.7 percent depending on the type of landscaping and the home’s original value. That translates into an extra $16,500 to $38,100 in value on a $300,000 home.” If you are thinking of selling your home, get the most you can for by adding curb appeal. Your yard is how a potential buyer forms their first impression.. a nicely maintained yard will lead them to believe it is a well cared for home as well.
Not only does landscaping add value immediately, it increases over time unlike other interior designs & décor. This is because interior trends move in an out rather quickly, whereas a nicely planned and maintained landscape will look better as it matures and fills in.
If you don’t wish to invest in a whole landscape design, opt for a yet still effective plan that may include adding annuals or seasonal shrubs for some color, mulch, edging, and fertilizing the lawn. Adding some nice planters near the front door can also be a worthwhile tactic.
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Yards that are low maintenance, drought tolerant, and with minimal turf grass are becoming more prominent. We are here for it! By planting natives in your yard, you will have more time on your hands and more money in your pocket! Try sun loving perennials like Gaillardia (pictured above), Dune Sunflower, Blue Daze, or Lantana.
Growing your own food is fun, satisfying, and adds interest to the yard! With fragrant citrus trees, brightly colored Cabbage leaves, drought tolerant Rosemary, and plants with texture such as Pineapple plants – you are sure to have a unique and fresh landscape.
2021 is bringing in a large want for natural stones, rock, and wood in the landscaping. Try adding a flagstone pad or boulder for interest in the yard.
With COVID changing how we visit with our family, friends, & loved ones – we are seeing a big want for taking some of your living space outside.
Adding plants that bring in pollinators, butterflies, and birds has become very popular. With rapid development occurring all over, this is needed! It is becoming more common to own bees and chickens as well.
With a little knowledge and a little effort, a beautiful lawn and healthy landscape is within reach. Plants need the same things people need: water, a place to live, occasional doctoring and food:
Give cold damaged plants proper care to ensure their survival and success. February is unpredictable. Normally we are clear of freezes and cold weather after February 15th, but just incase – leave damaged plants alone. Trim back damaged material once warm weather is consistently on the horizon.
Plant cool weather tolerant color such as Petunias, Dusty Miller, Violas, Dianthus, and Pansies.
It is still a great time to plant trees or shrubs in the landscape. By planting now, materials will get established quicker and require less water. Typically foliage production is slower this time of year, while the roots are still growing.
Cut back ornamental grasses if you have not already. Grasses like Red Fountain Grass should be cut down to about 6″ from the ground in late winter/ early spring.
Choosing colors for your yard should be easy… start with the colors you like! There are no right and wrong answers. However, try some of these tried and true color schemes to ensure beauty and harmony in your yard.
The Monochromatic color scheme is most frequently seen using whites. It can be done using your favorite color such as red, or yellow. You can create contrast by using different size, variegation, textures, and hues in foliage.
The Complimentary color scheme is achieved by using colors on opposite sides of the color wheel. For example, blue and orange, purple and yellow, & green and red. Try using different hues of one color to create a harmonious contrast in your yard that will be sure to catch the attention of your neighbors and local pollinators!
Analogous color schemes may be the easiest to execute because there little room for misstep. Gardens can be drawn from anywhere on the color wheel so you may create a nice warm feeling yard by using reds yellow and oranges, or a cool effect when blues and purples are combined.
It is no secret that 2020 was hard for everyone. Why not secure a session with the cheapest therapist around? Mother Nature. Research has continuously proven that gardening has a positive effect on our mental health and overall wellbeing.
December and January are typically the coldest months in Florida and occasionally, sensitive plants need to be protected either using fabric or plastic. If your plants suffer from cold damage, there still may be hope! Follow these tips to help spring life back into your yard!
Water. Even injured plants need water. Drenching the soil will provide nourishment for the plant and additionally help thaw the soil around it.
Pruning. We know that having brown lifeless foliage is not ideal in your landscape, but it is important not to prune too early. This foliage will help insulate the plant from further damage. If you do decide to prune right away, be aware that the new growth is vulnerable to cool temperatures. Herbaceous plants like begonias that die down to the ground should be removed so that fungal and bacterial issues do not arise.
Fertilizing. It is best to wait until spring to fertilize your damaged plants. You do not want to encourage new growth before the winter season is over. Once we are in the clear of freezing temperatures, go ahead and give your plants a boost of nutrients. We recommend fertilizing three times a year, March June and September.