You don’t have to an expert gardener to create a beautiful landscape. A Florida Friendly landscapes are beautiful, take less maintenance, saves you time and money.  The University of Florida Gardening Solutions makes it easy to build a beautiful yard with these easy principles. 

Right Plant, Right Place 

Choosing plants that can tolerate our environment, requires minimal fertilization and water. Group together plants based on their needs, sun and irrigation. 

Water Wisely 

Choosing drought tolerant plants helps conserve water, while protecting our natural resources. This also reduces disease problems, insects and your water bill. 

Mulch

Mulch adds to the aesthetics of your landscape. But that’s not all, it also helps retain moisture in the soil, control weeds, and protects the plant’s roots from extreme temperature in the soil. It adds a professional look and uniform appearance. Perfect for shady areas and slopes that are difficult to mow. As organic mulch decomposes, it adds vital nutrients to the soil.

In areas of deep shade, where turf and ornamentals won’t thrive, consider mulch as a Florida-Friendly alternative to leaving the ground bare. Mulch can also be used as an attractive groundcover where it’s difficult to mow or irrigate. And mulch doesn’t just help your plants: it can add nutrients to the soil as its organic components decompose, increasing soil’s fertility and improving its aeration, structure, and drainage. Mulch can even help reduce erosion and protect plants from certain diseases.

Manage Pests

Insects can wreak havoc any landscape, but healthy, pest resistant Florida Friendly plants are better able to tolerate these destructive insects. Responsible pest control will reduce the impact on the environment.

Reduce Stormwater Runoff

Mulch is porous and helps rainwater to stay in the landscape, protecting our waterways. Mulch also reduces erosion and filters pollutants.

Creating low maintenance gardens and landscape will help free up your time for better things.  Just choose the type of mulch you want, determine how much you will need, and give Reliable Peat a call and we can deliver it to your home. It’s as simple as that!