Summer in South Florida is filled with amazing, sun-drenched days relaxing by the pool; and long, balmy evenings perfect for barbecuing with friends and family.
This season is one for making memories, and the beauty of Florida flowers and plants is the perfect backdrop.
If you are looking to turn your backyard into a tropical oasis, here are five of our favorite landscaping ideas that will create the perfect atmosphere.
Create a Floral Trellis:
If you wish to instill a little privacy for you lanai or yard, consider a trellis. Whether a standalone wall or an archway, training floral vines to climb a trellis is a perfect way to create beautiful dividers and aesthetic interest.
Some Florida flowers which grow as climbing vines include allamanda, bougainvillea, jasmine and honeysuckle.
Add Architectural Interest:
Use your imagination to create an intimate space under magnolia or palm trees, with shaded wrought iron benches surrounded by assorted potted flowers Arrange plants in creative containers such as antique-looking urns or old wheelbarrows for an unexpected landscape.
As an added bonus, you can rearrange around your backyard as you see fit.
Grow Friendly Fences:
If the fence around your yard is functional but stark, consider planting climbing vines or fast growing flowering hedges that will quickly disguise the structure.
You can do the same with garages, sheds, or outbuildings, allowing bare walls to be transformed with florals and vines.
Gain Perspective and Dimension:
The addition of colorful hanging baskets adds floral dimension in creative ways. You may wish to hang the baskets overhead on your lanai, from shepherd’s hooks placed around your property, or even from low hanging tree branches.
Once the hooks are in place, flowers can be changed out seasonally, or you can opt for antique metallic lanterns to light up the night, no matter the occasion.
Wander Your Yard:
If your back yard is large enough, connect sections of the property with meandering rock or brick pathways. Line the walk with colorful annuals such as impatiens, or utilize succulents and cacti for a beautiful desert theme which holds up beautifully to summer heat.
Adding color and beauty to your backyard landscape doesn’t have to be difficult.
Remember to research the best types of flowers and plants for sun and shade, and make sure to water and fertilize properly.
But with just a little time and effort, you’ll find that your backyard paradise is your favorite place to be this summer.
Big Earth Landscape Supply has the products you need to keep your lawn and garden healthy all year round.
In Tampa and Sarasota, there is no reason to go it alone – ask our professionals for expert guidance.