Maintaining a beautiful landscape in this heat can be exhausting. Who wants to spend their weekend toiling away working in the yard. Here are some easy changes to cut down on all that work and still have an attractive landscape. They are also environmentally friendly!


You can easily save a lot of time and energy by covering a section of your lawn with gravel, stones, or crushed rock. Smaller rocks are very budget friendly and comes in a variety of colors and textures. It is great for creating outdoor living space with a patio, seating area, or fire pit. 


Mulch retains moisture and prevents weeds from growing. Organic mulch also adds vital nutrients to the soil as it decomposes. For the best results, replenish your mulch at least once a year. 

Pebbles and Stones 

For a more permanent solution, add pebbles or stones to your garden beads and around shrubs and trees. Rock gardens are very popular, with a combination of larger rocks and smaller stones. They can also add interest, creating walkways and “river” of pebbles. 

Low maintenance Florida friendly plant

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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