Spring is the time Central Florida homeowners get out and spruce up their landscape, but nobody wants to spend hours in the hot sun or spend a small fortune. There are some easy, cost effective solutions. 

Easy and affordable landscape and garden projects that make a big impact. 

First thing first, clean it up 

Start by removing any debris in the planting areas, rake up fallen leaves, and prune back overgrown bushes. 

Start small, instead of trying to do everything at once. Identify a specific area or two, maybe close to the door or walkway, that will make an instant impact. 

Add Shrubs 

Shrubs add an attractive visual focal point, as well as hide spots that are undesirable. They come in a variety of colors, shapes, and heights.

Apply mulch

Nutrient rich organic mulch will keep the roots cool, help retain moisture, reduces weeds which steals valuable nutrients and water from your desired plants, and slowly releases fertilizer to create a healthy environment for plants. Mulch also adds to the beauty of the landscape by adding an attractive boundary between the grass and planting area

Make a splash of color

Choose Florida Friendly plants that have appealing colors that compliment the color of your home. Such as African Bush Daisy, Pentas, Flory Glory Mexican Heather, Coreopsis Uptick Gold Bronze, Golden Shrimp Plant, Marigolds, Delphinium, and Dianthus.

White flowers such as impatiens, hydrangeas, and lilies, help illuminate the landscape in the evening as the sun sets.

Fun touches 

A quick way to enhance your landscape is with some fun and whimsical touches. Such as a birdbath, yard decor, or flower pots.

Where to start

As a leader in the mulching/soil industry in Central Florida, Reliable Peat sells a variety of mulches and gardening products, flower pots, weather veins and other supplies. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have about mulch or soil.  Don’t miss out on our Winter special, if you purchase a bulk order over 6 yards you can save 10%.

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