South Florida is a beautiful place to live and work. Having grown up here, I have an appreciation for all things unique to South Florida. Whether it be the beaches, night-life of South Beach or the tranquil landscape of the Everglades. The one common thread throughout what South Florida is known for is its beautiful landscape, be it natural or man designed.
As a professional landscaper in Fort Lauderdale, I am often asked to help keep South Florida beautiful. Everyone wants an amazing looking property. But, their requests always come with the same caveat. We want the best, but we don’t want to spend a lot of time maintaining it. That used to put me in a tough spot. But through years of experience, I now know what works and what doesn’t. People and plants are fickle. So how do you keep everyone happy?
Well, like life, its balancing act. Choosing between planting beautiful plants and planting those that require little attention requires a bit of forethought but the end result is worth it.
We look for plants that meet the following criteria:
- Drought tolerant
- Shedding minimally
- Require little trimming
- Heat and sun tolerant
Next we choose those that are the most aesthetically pleasing. I have a handful of go-to plants I like to recommend.
- Desert Rose
Combining beauty with minimal lawn care maintenance requirements is easier than one would think. Especially in South Florida where a wide variety of plants, tree and shrubs from around the world easily adapt to our subtropical substrate.
Before purchasing and planting on your own, use the internet to research the particular plant you have in mind. Find out is the plant is drought tolerant and how often trimming or pruning is required. Lastly make sure it’s sun tolerant, sunscreen for plants has yet to be invented.
Pink and Green Lawn Care and Landscape
“Adding Color to South Florida”
Fort Lauderdale, FL