03 March 15  |  Living   |  

Planting Spring Flowers Adds A Burst of Color to Any Yard

Florida’s short and mild winters typically mean an early spring planting season for gorgeous flowers and other lush landscape material. The first week of March tends to signal the urge to beautify the yard and add blooms that will give vibrant pops of color during the season.


Before you head out to the nearest nursery, there are a few things to consider before selecting your new plants.

  1. What type of plants will thrive in your yard? Just because it’s Florida does not mean everything grows well here.
  2. How much maintenance is required? You will need to factor that time or cost in if the plant requires a lot of water or constant trimming.
  3. Determine your budget. Have a set amount in mind and avoid purchasing other tempting blooms that are not on your list.
  4. Check the condition of the plants you select. The top of the plant may look great, but the real story may be deep in the roots or soil, so give close inspection.
  5. Consult an expert. If you don’t have a green thumb and don’t know where to start, seek advice from a landscape expert.

The time you spend in preparing your landscape for the spring will pay off dividends when everything is in full bloom and pretty as a picture. Compliments from the neighbors are always a nice touch for a job well done.

Yellow flowers

Some homeowners already have a head start on spring planting so take a stroll through your neighborhood for inspiration. You may discover an idea to try in your own yard this year.

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