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Top Tips for Landscaping a New Yard

It’s a typical hot summer day in Orlando, Florida and you just closed on your favorite award-winning Maronda home from Maronda Homes of Central Florida, in one of our 28 single-family home subdivisions.  Now it’s time to get to work on creating that yard of your dreams.   Here are a few tips to help your thumbs turn green:

  • Research the subject of landscape design and visit your area’s nurseries.  Spend a day at Harry P. Leu Gardens in Orlando and take tons of photographs.  If you decide to hire a landscape designer, ask for references and a portfolio of previous work.

  • Consider your home’s architecture, as well as the style and theme of the neighborhood. Traditional Florida homes benefit from evergreen shrubs and hedges, and lots of Palm Trees.

 

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  • Select healthy plants from a reputable nursery. Avoid those that have pale leaves, spindly stems or a strange odor, which may indicate disease. Buy a few larger plants, rather than many small plants and give them adequate space to grow.  Sprinkle in some hard-scape, lighting and ornaments, such as tall glazed ceramic pots and fountains.

Plan your landscaping project in phases so it doesn’t become overwhelming. Within a few months, you’ll have a beautiful outdoor space that will provide years of relaxation and enjoyment for your family.  Sit back and relax,  enjoy some iced-tea and the rewards of your efforts.

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About Dominick Donato

Dominick Donato was a dedicated employee of Maronda Homes for 17 years. Upon leaving in March 2014, he was serving as the Vice President for the Tampa division in Florida.

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