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Should You Include Non-Native Flowers and Shrubs in Your Landscape?

The general rule of thumb in Florida is to plant native flowers, shrubs, and trees to get the best long-term results. However, some home and business owners want to add more variety of plants and colors to enhance their landscape installations. This is a workable idea as long as the plants are not invasive ones. Let’s explore some ideas that many people have used for successful gardening. What Are Native Plants? Native plants are defined as those that were alive when Europeans first came to Florida. The Florida Native Plant [...]

By |August 20th, 2019|

Create a Fabulous Garden Display with Lighting, Edging, and Timbers

Three elements of an ideal garden landscape that many people overlook are lighting, edging, and surround timbers.  Each provides benefits that brighten, enhance, or add to the overall ambiance of a property. You can easily have these components installed at the time of planting your original landscape. However, if you are already past this point, our team can add lighting, edging, and timbers to coordinate with your current installation. Enjoy These Lighting Ideas Year-Round to Brighten Your Property You can use lighting to advantage for driveways, walkways, gardens, gazebos, patios, [...]

By |August 19th, 2019|

The Ideal Florida Landscape Should Include Some Low-Maintenance Plants

You can reduce the amount of maintenance work on your landscape project and still enjoy its beauty. The easiest way to accomplish this is to lay out some low-maintenance plants, including flowers, groundcovers, shrubs, and trees, and group them together to control the amount of water they need throughout the year. Use your imagination and a professional landscaping company to find the right solutions for your home and property. Landscaping with Native Plants Putting native Florida plants in the ground is one of the best ways to reduce the amount [...]

By |August 10th, 2019|

Your Local Pros Provide Invaluable Landscape Maintenance Ideas

Whether landscaping is new to you or you’ve had some practice at it, there’s nothing like using professionals that provide quality ideas. Three concepts stand out above the rest: Choosing the right plants Planting them in the right places Maintaining everything in the project Follow through on all three elements, and you will have a beautiful garden to admire year-round. Leave one or two out of the equation, and your landscape will suffer. Let’s concentrate our thoughts today on landscape maintenance for your exquisite collection of flowers, shrubs, and trees.  [...]

By |August 5th, 2019|

Why Complete Irrigation Systems Are Necessary

If you are new to the world of landscaping, you should know that your yard will let you know where it needs watering. If you see brown or other discolored spots in the grass, this means it's being deprived of water. Unfortunately, inconsistent watering or a lack of water also carries over into flowers, shrubs, hedges, groundcovers, and trees. You can overcome these and other watering issues by installing and maintaining a complete irrigation system. Some homeowners try to save money by installing irrigation systems in only part of their [...]

By |July 30th, 2019|

Landscape Irrigation and Watering Services

Consistent watering of plants in South Florida with the correct amount and at the right time produces a healthy and thriving landscape. But how can you know how often to water your flower garden? Watering issues show themselves when the top half-inch of soil is dry or when your flowers start to drop over. Preventing water stress is critical to gardening success. Much of Florida’s soils don’t retain water well because they drain quickly. However, adding appropriate mulch around plants can help with this issue. Correct watering also reaps these [...]

By |July 25th, 2019|

Low Maintenance Landscape Ideas That Save Time and Money

Do you want a beautiful landscape without major year-round maintenance? While this may sound too good to be true, it’s possible with the right type of plants and watering system. With the right landscaping job, you can save a lot of time and money, and still be the envy of your neighborhood. Working outdoors in South Florida can be uncomfortable with the year-round heat and humidity. Installing a low maintenance landscaping project requires less work to keep flowers, shrubs, trees, and groundcovers healthy and thriving. Since most homeowners are very [...]

By |July 24th, 2019|

Installing A Landscape You Can Love All Year Long

Your flower garden needs long-blooming plants for you to enjoy it all year long. Your best bet is to use perennials that are well known for tolerating the heat, humidity, and soil in South Florida. For starters, here are some favorite flowers that produce beautiful colors. Crossandra Curcuma Gerbera Pintas (below) Vinca You may be interested in knowing more about these five plants. Crossandras add different colors to your garden, an extended bloom season, and a longer lifespan than many. They attract butterflies and grow well on their own. Curcuma [...]

By |July 20th, 2019|

Improve Your Landscape Design and Installation with Lighting

One of the best ways to add style and substance to your landscaping is with creative lighting. You may have one of the most beautifully landscaped properties in the neighborhood, but it can always be enhanced. These ideas are some of the favorite lighting tips in South Florida: Lights along the driveway and walkway to show off lovely flowers Fantastic canopy lights on your back deck, patio, or pool Security lights on the driveway powered by a motion detector Color lighting for the porch, garage, or garden Low-voltage lighting for [...]

By |July 10th, 2019|

Professional Landscape Maintenance Services Can Create a Garden of Eden

Many homeowners create their own landscaping projects and enlarge them over time, only to find out at some point that their landscaping now requires too much work to maintain. The same thing applies when they hire professionals to install their trees, flowers, shrubs, groundcovers, and watering system. When someone else puts in the plants, mulch, and fertilizer, it’s easy to underestimate the total amount of effort needed to keep the project healthy, beautiful, and thriving. You can overcome both of these scenarios by hiring an experienced company to keep your [...]

By |July 5th, 2019|

Why Tree Pruning, Trimming, and Removal Services Are Needed

It would be nice if your beautiful ornamental, shade, and fruit trees never needed any work done on them. Unfortunately, as you know, nature doesn’t act this way, and sometimes we must prune, trim, or remove a tree or two. Typically, this is not a job an average homeowner should tackle because each variety of tree has its own needs. To retain the optimal beauty and usefulness of each tree, you should hire landscape maintenance professionals who have the knowledge and expertise to do the job. They will improve each [...]

By |June 25th, 2019|

Great South Florida Landscaping Ideas You Will Love

With South Florida’s tropical climate, homeowners can grow a variety of plants that are not possible in other states. However, the challenges of heat, humidity, weeds, invasive plants, and water conservation are always present. That’s why a carefully planned and executed landscape is critical to keep your plants gorgeous, healthy, and thriving. You can enjoy an increased curb appeal as well as their beauty. It’s refreshing to come home from a hard day’s work and see flowers, trees, shrubs, or groundcover adorning your property. It helps take some of the [...]

By |June 20th, 2019|

South Florida Landscape Installation: Native Landscapes & Xeriscaping

A South Florida native plant is a species that existed in the state before European settlers arrived here. They are indigenous to the area and have not been altered by human contact. Many people often mistake other plants that were introduced to South Florida long ago by various means for native plants.            These plants, while not native to Florida, grow on their own and intermingle with the indigenous species. Take a look at the benefits of native plants before you buy anything else. Why You Should Consider Installing Native Plants Instead [...]

By |June 15th, 2019|

Landscape Installation: Modern Florida Flora

Modern Florida flora consists of native plants and other domestic and international plants. Native trees, flowers, shrubs, grasses, and groundcovers have the best chance of living and thriving in all areas of Florida. Those from other states and countries with a similar climate to Florida will also do well if they are properly installed and maintained. Let’s take a closer look at installing beautiful and long-lasting landscapes. The first concept to keep in mind is to put the right plants for your part of Florida in the right place. Whether [...]

By |June 10th, 2019|

Maintaining Tropical Landscapes in South Florida

Each landscape project in South Florida is different, and one size does not fit all. We recommend using native plants whenever possible to get the most out of your landscaping with other varieties interspersed only after careful planning and consultation with our team of experts. However, installing your perfect landscape is only half the job – the other half is maintaining it. Our team specializes in landscape maintenance.  Maintaining an attractive, clean, and safe landscape is our top priority and should also be yours. Your South Florida plants and [...]

By |June 5th, 2019|

Landscape Maintenance Starts with Smart Design

When you choose plants carefully for your landscaping plan, you reap huge benefits for years to come. A select set of plants are ideal for South Florida and make the top of our list. Here are some benefits of native flowers, shrubs, and trees you will enjoy every day: The sheer beauty of each variety of plants Aromas you can’t find in a spray can Personal pleasure working with them Provide shade and help save energy bills Increase your property’s value Improve the air quality around your home Help reduce [...]

By |June 1st, 2019|

Landscaping Boca Raton

When it comes to landscaping Boca Raton is one of the most beautiful places to live in South Florida. We at Elite Landscaping have been servicing the area for years. We keep all of our business within the community. This leads to a benefit for everyone by keeping dollars within the local economy, and adding to the local character and prosperity of our beautiful town. For every home owner, investing into the value of your home and property is something that should always be on your mind. The real estate [...]

By |September 25th, 2017|

South Florida Landscaping

We started Elite Landscape Concepts as a way to provide 5-star lawns with a 1-star price tag. Commercial, Residential, Landscaping, Hardscaping, Turf, Sod, Weed Control, Installation, Irrigation, Designing, Trimming, Tree Control; you name it, we do it. Our staff is polite, courteous and have an incredible attention to detail. Let the professionals withstand the heat and make your lawn look incredible. The unique South Florida landscapes have unique shrubs that require unique attention, and our staff have the experience and the tools to get the job done correctly, and on [...]

By |August 3rd, 2017|

Best Landscaper for HOA Jupiter

If you’ve ever been to Jupiter you know the definition of peaceful. This seaside town is actually rather rural with large tracts of land spaced out between canals. The soft white sands just a little ways east give way to sparkling clear blue Atlantic water. Unlike most of beaches in Palm Beach County, there are actually decent waves on Jupiter Beach. The median home value in Jupiter is $336,900 and continues to rise. Jupiter is a designer city, where palm trees line up perfectly and lawns are exquisitely manicured. [...]

By |July 31st, 2017|

Landscape Maintenance FL

Large-scale developments and high-end homeowners associations common to Palm Beach and South Florida have one thing in common. Like individual homeowners the long term goal is to increase the beauty and value of the home and the community as a whole. Landscape maintenance usually makes up a large portion of their HOA’s annual budget. Each community’s lawn and landscaping needs can vary wildly but often include: Lawn Cutting Lawn Edging Irrigation Installation Mulch Installation Hedge Trimming Clipping Removal Ornamentals and Flowers Weed Removal Pest Control To make things less stressful, [...]

By |July 17th, 2017|

HOA’s & Spring Flush FL

Florida’s Rainy Season is upon us! From May to October each year, we experience a dramatic increase in rainfall and maybe a hurricane or two. All that extra rainwater results in sudden and abundant new plant growth. Flowers bloom, weeds sprout and pollen permeates the air; much to the dismay of allergy sufferers. This is what gardeners, arborists, and landscapers like to call “Spring Flush.” In areas where plants hibernate during winter, the soil’s temperatures rise is what catalyzes this explosive growth. In Florida, it is the abundance of water [...]

By |July 17th, 2017|

Landscaping West Palm Beach

South Florida is known for its exquisite landscaping, gorgeous golf courses, and perfectly manicured properties. The weather is usually balmy and bright and a feeling of ease and well-being is always carried on the sea breeze. West Palm Beach is a pleasure to visit and with around 60% of our population being transplants, more than half of visitors decide to stick around. Understandably, the environment adds much of the historic and romantic feeling of West Palm Beach. Be on the cutting edge of West Palm Beach landscape design. If you [...]

By |July 17th, 2017|

Hurricanes and Landscaping

As of June 1st, hurricane season is upon us and we won’t be out of the woods until December. While we’ve luckily avoided a serious storm the last few years (Matthew, nice try though?) anyone who’s been through a real hurricane knows that they are nothing to shake a stick at. So before the El Nino pressure system starts whipping up some serious storms for us, lets go over hurricane preparedness and what that means for you and your landscape. Much of the hurricane damage to homes is caused by [...]

By |July 17th, 2017|
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