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 of work and money that goes into your landscaping. Additionally, using low-maintenance plant ideas from “Florida Today” carries more benefits than you might imagine, such as:

  • They help conserve water so you can go “greener.”
  • Native plants generally attract fewer pests.
  • They can handle poor and salty soils better.
  • Native vegetation requires less fertilizer and pesticides.
  • They can attract butterflies and desirable wildlife.
  • Native plants typically require less pruning and thinning.
  • The availability of native plants is currently on the rise. 

On top of all the benefits we have just listed, natives also don’t need as much organic matter additives over the long-term as other plants because they are not as picky. When laying out your plan, keep these vital concepts in mind.

    • Put the plants in the right place to meet their light requirements.
    • Arrange your watering system to provide the correct amount of soil moisture.
    • Check each type of plant’s pH tolerance, and make any soil adjustments needed.
    • Plan for plants’ mature height and spread to prevent overgrowth issues. 

Put the right plants in the right places, and you will get healthy and strong ones year-round. 

Try These Plants for an Eye-Popping Landscape

Plants must be able to handle the hot Florida climate well to remain healthy and thrive throughout the year. Before you complete your landscaping plans, think about these beautiful, heat-loving plants :

  • Fire Bush
  • Autumn Fern
  • Pineapple Guava
  • Dahlia
  • Spider Lily
  • Walking Iris
  • Liriope
  • Carolina Jasmin
  • Palm Trees
  • Japenese Boxwood Juniper

Our company has a complete list of flowers, shrubs, ivies, trees, and fruit trees to meet your needs. We will work closely with you to provide low-maintenance landscaping plants that enhance your future or current flower gardens and properties. 

Fire Bush is a favorite Florida shrub that has gorgeous orange-red flowers that attract butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard. It is drought-resistant and grows to about 10 feet tall and 5 feet wide, making it an ideal addition to your landscaping needs. It is versatile because it tolerates both full sun and partial shade.

Autumn Ferns make a nice addition to your flower gardens with their bronze or copper color leaves that turn to dark green. Its small size, only two feet wide and two feet tall, makes it an ideal plant. It’s best to locate this plant in the shade to take advantage of a little more moisture. Additionally, you will be pleased to know that animals don’t like it. It’s one of those plants that help keep your gardens and landscape critter-free. 

Consider These Top Drought Tolerant Plants for Florida

Whether landscaping is new to you or old hat, it’s best to let our specialists help you select the right plants for your property. Too many people try to buy all their flowers, shrubs, and other gems before hiring a landscaping company, and then end up wasting some plants, time, and money. However, it doesn’t have to be that way; you can avoid waste by working with the professionals. Here are some plants for you to consider that are highly drought tolerant:

  • Cuban Gold
  • Blanketflower
  • Morning Glory
  • Rosemary
  • Euphorbia
  • Cuban Buttercup
  • Beach Sunflower
  • Purslane
  • Heliotrope
  • Plumbage
  • Lantana
  • Muhly Grass





     Purple Queen            Cuban Buttercup            Muhly Grass                      Plumbago

What We Do for Your Home or Commercial Landscape

Elite Landscape Concepts provides construction, installation, maintenance, and irrigation systems for all of Florida and the Bahamas. We enhance properties with these services:

  • Plan your landscape vision and quickly bring it to life
  • Redesign and overhaul your existing property to bring it in line with the plan
  • Remove old plants, trees, and any other unwanted assets
  • Choose the plants cooperatively with you, and arrange them perfectly
  • Add an irrigation system, fertilizer, mulch, edging, and lighting.
  • Install timbers, pathways, water features, and plant grass. 

After all of this is put into place, we provide a year-round landscape maintenance plan for your gardens and lawn. 

Our team has the knowledge, expertise, skills, and experience to create the ideal landscapes for your home or commercial property using native, non-native and low-maintenance plants to their best advantage. Don’t hesitate to look over our website and give us a call at 1-561-202 or 9919, or if you prefer, fill out the online message box. We guarantee all our work, so you don’t ever have to worry.