01 Nov Garden and Landscape Design Ideas for a Florida Home
The garden and landscaping around your home is important for both aesthetics and function. Having a well maintained garden adds curb appeal and can be a beautiful place for your family to relax and enjoy the outdoors. Gardens can also be a functional place to grow fruits, veggies and herbs. In Florida we are lucky to be able to utilize our outdoor spaces year round.
Garden and landscape design ideas for your Florida home:
- Tropical gardens use lush plants and bold colors to create a tropical landscape right in your own backyard. Consider adding birds of paradise, tiki torches, and thatched shade covers.
- Zen gardens can include rocks, water features, ornaments and meandering pathways. Many Zen gardens contain stone lanterns. For plants and foliage, consider using bamboo, gingko, cherry blossoms and Japanese maple.
- Modern gardens are simplistic and sleek in design. They are characterized by using materials like concrete, metal and wood. Architectural plants, like palm trees, are usually the focus of the Modern garden. Plant boxes work well in a Modern garden.
- Traditional gardens use symmetry to create a great outdoor living area for your home. They usually contain areas for growing your own plants and a knot garden.
- Coastal landscaping uses simple, natural colors and elements to accentuate the surrounding nature. Décor might include sea grass, shutters in light to bright colors, teak accessories, and beach themes.
- Florida friendly gardens consist of native and low maintenance plants that use less water and are more sustainable. Native Florida plants include succulents, hibiscus, bougainvillea, palms, and firecracker plants.
These are just some examples of garden and landscape design ideas for your Florida home. Gardens are versatile and can be as high or low maintenance as you’d like. Curb appeal should not be overlooked when selling a home, as it is the first thing potential buyers see when they arrive at your home.
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