As a homeowner, it’s important to know the value of good landscaping. Since a large part of what people see when they first look at your abode is the plants (or lack thereof) in your lawn, leaving a good impression is key. Of course, it isn’t just about pleasing other people. Having landscaping that you can be proud of and happy to look at is a wonderful thing.
Here are a few landscaping tips that we’ve gathered to help add some more beauty to your custom home in Florida.
Add a Splash of Color with Flowers
Take advantage of the fact that you live in Florida by planting some vibrant and beautiful flowers on your lawn. You have tons of different varieties to choose from, so pick the flowers that fit your style and vision of your home.
For smaller gardens simply build an area specifically for your flowers and fence it off. This will give your entire yard a larger appearance and make the lot as a whole appear bigger. Adding vines or other shrubs around your flowers is a great way to break up the colors and add variety.
Take Advantage of the Tropics
Don’t stop with just flowers. Use the tropical climates to your advantage by landscaping with tons of different tropical plants. Not only will you get some great looking foliage, but by getting flora that is native to the area you can have a much easier time maintaining your garden.
African lilies and Spanish Bayonet are great choices if you’re looking for some tropically native plants that really fit into the Florida environment. Other great choices include Jacobinia as well as Needle Palms. You can get some beautiful plants to decorate your lawn and save money and effort in the process.
Add Some Water Features
This can come in the form of something as simple as a fountain pot, or something as elaborate as a pond and small river. Having some sort of water feature present helps to build a relaxing atmosphere while also adding a great conversation piece to your yard.
Adding lights to your water feature is just another great addition for spicing up the landscaping of your custom home.
With these tips in mind, you can get started dreaming up the best landscaping options for your very own custom home. If you are thinking of building that dream home of yours then don’t hesitate to contact Vitale Homes.
As a custom home builder that’s been in the business since the early 1970s, you can rest assured that the experts at Vitale Homes know what they’re doing. With customer satisfaction as their top priority, you can work with this family-owned and -operated business to build the custom home of your dreams.
Vitale Homes builds new single-family homes in both large and small master-planned communities as well as self-developed neighborhoods throughout the Tampa Bay area, with a particular understanding of the Land o Lakes, Wesley Chapel, Hudson, New Port Richey, Odessa, and surrounding towns of Pasco and Pinellas counties. Whether this is your first home or twentieth home, you’ll experience the Vitale Difference of personalized customizations, exceptional included appointments and finishes, upgrades, and energy features often above industry standards and always above expectations.