One of the factors to take into account, with regards to landscaping, is the heat and the sun of Florida. Incorporating drought-resistant and low maintenance plants is necessary to keep your landscape looking its best throughout the drier seasons.
Low maintenance plants include species that have:
- Low fertilizer requirements
- Few pests or diseases that attack them
- Infrequent watering and pruning needs
- Tolerance of the Florida soil (poor alkaline sand or limestone based)
The following species possess all or most of these qualities.
This plant can add a lot of interest and uniqueness to a landscape design. This tree grows between both 8-12 ft. tall and wide. Its grey-green leaves and pink and white flowers can bring an interesting color palette to your overall design. Additionally, the Pineapple Guava grows small, edible fruits that have a distinct guava flavoring to them. Grow this plant in full sunlight, it can handle it!
This perennial plant grows a maximum of two feet tall by two feet wide. The leaves are a bronze or copper color and eventually turn to a beautiful dark green during the course of the season. Plant this fern in the shade where moisture is evenly distributed. As a bonus, this plant is critter-resistant, and helps to keep unwanted pests out of your landscaping!
Bring a display of wildlife to your backyard with this hummingbird and butterfly magnet! The fire bush blooms orange-red tubular flowers and grows to approximately 10ft tall and 6 ft wide. This bush is drought resistant, making it the perfect low-maintenance choice for your Florida landscape design. Plant yours in full sun or partial shade and wait for the magic to happen!
Additional Plants for Your Florida Landscaping
There is a wide variety of native and imported plants that thrive well in the Palmetto, Parrish, and Bradenton Florida heat. Work with a professional landscaping company like Three Seasons, or visit our nursery to get the best plants for your home. Some additional plants that are common in Florida landscaping designs include:
- Palm trees (of various species)
- Walking Iris
- Japanese Boxwood
- Carolina Jasmine
- Spider Lily
Bring Healthy, Thriving Plants to Your Home
With a little imagination, a landscape can be created that takes advantage of the natural qualities of certain native plants, which are drought-resistant and low-maintenance. Speak to one of our team members at (941) 748-4613 and explore the possibilities available for your lawn.