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How Your HOA Can Streamline Landscaping Processes

How Your HOA Can Streamline Landscaping Processes

When you run a homeowner's association, there are many variables to keep track of and balance such as making sure residents are following regulations, common areas are maintained, and more. 

Streamlining your HOA landscape processes is one way to reduce the day-to-day worries of being on an HOA board. If you're in Palm Beach, Jupiter, Manalapan, and surrounding Florida areas, learn how you can save on landscape cost and streamline the process.

Group All Landscape Services with One Company

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HOAs need lawn mowing, trimming, annual flower planting, and many more landscape services. Instead of using multiple companies for these services, consider hiring one that can provide each service. This can help cut your costs and reduce the time spent dealing with landscapers. A landscape maintenance professional can maintain landscaping, check irrigation systems, fertilize the lawn, examine for weed control issues, and so much more. 

Also, using one company gives you a crew that knows the property well and will be able to address any problems such as lawn disease or plant disease. Plant installations will be done properly, and a...

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Common Landscaping Design Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

Common Landscaping Design Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

At Greenscape Design, we've been installing landscaping since the 1980s, so we've seen several landscape design mistakes that we've had to work to correct in Palm Beach, Jupiter, Manalapan, and nearby Florida areas.

Learn about these common landscaping design mistakes and our recommendations on how to avoid them at your residential or commercial property.

1. Choosing Too Many Plant Colors for Your Landscaping

It's easy to head to the store, see all the beautiful flowers, and think that you need them all. But have you ever heard the phrase "too much of a good thing"? It definitely applies in this case. Too much color can actually end up being overwhelming and can look as though your landscaping was haphazardly planted. Instead, it's best to choose a palette of colors, such as blue, silver, and purple or light pink, golden, and white.

2. Starting a Landscape Project Before Setting a Budget

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Planning a landscape project has many steps, but one of the most important is knowing how much you can reasonably spend on a project. Hardscapes such as large patios, outdoor kitchens, fireplaces, and more are beautiful but can...

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Reasons to Add a Custom Patio to Your Home

Reasons to Add a Custom Patio to Your Home

Adding a custom patio to your home provides many benefits. Whether you’re wanting to create the perfect entertainment spot for your guests, relax while enjoying the outdoors, or watch your kids play in the yard, a custom patio provides a space for all these activities and more.

A custom patio extends your outdoor living space, enhances your home’s architecture and beauty, and increases its value by a significant amount. Here are some reasons why you should add a custom patio to your home in Palm Beach, Jupiter, Manalapan, and the surrounding areas.

Patios Extend Your Outdoor Living Space

Adding a custom patio to your property is essentially like adding a whole new room on to your square footage. A patio provides a relaxing, shaded spot to enjoy the outdoors and increases your home’s livable square footage by a good amount. Whether you’re grilling with friends, reading a book while enjoying the beautiful weather, or watching your kids play in the yard, a patio provides the perfect spot to enjoy several activities. Add some plush furniture, a grill, and some plant life, and you have the perfect set up to entertain guests and...

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Popular Annual Flowers for Homes in Palm Beach, FL

Popular Annual Flowers for Homes in Palm Beach, FL

Florida has incredibly steady weather year-round, making it the perfect place for nature-enthusiasts and flower planting. Due to Florida’s mild weather, many homeowners and businesses choose to sprinkle their landscape with vivid pops of color with annual flowers. Planting annual flowers around your landscape provides many benefits, like attracting helpful garden pollinators and increasing your home's curb appeal. 

If you’re looking to add some color to your home and surrounding landscape, then annual flowers are a great choice. Here are some popular annual flowers for homes in Palm Beach, FL, and some of the benefits they provide for your landscape.

What Are Annual Flowers & How Do They Benefit My Home?

These annual flowers planted at a property in Palm Beach, FL bring new color to the landscaping.

Annuals are flowers whose life cycle only lasts one growing season or one year. During this year, they sprout, bloom, produce seeds, and then die. Because of this, they require replanting each year. Annuals can be planted anytime and easily swapped out for new ones each year.

Planting annual flowers around your home provides many benefits. Annuals bring beauty and vibrancy to a well-landscaped property, and because they bloom...

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Best Plants to Use for Florida Beachfront Homes

Best Plants to Use for Florida Beachfront Homes

More than three-quarters of Florida’s population lives in coastal counties. Landscaping in these areas requires a little extra planning when choosing what plants to use for homes that occupy beachfront property. Some important things to consider when choosing plants for beachfront homes is to pick plants that can handle the coastal breeze, high levels of salt, and sandy high-pH soils.

If you have a beachfront home in Palm Beach, Jupiter, Manalapan, and the surrounding areas, here are some of the best plants to use for your coastal property.

Plants That Have a High Salt Tolerance Include Bluestem, Salt Grass, & More

One of the most important things to consider when choosing plants for your beachfront home is picking plants that have a high salt-tolerance. Salt is inescapable along the coast, therefore it’s important that your property’s plants can handle the high levels of salt, both in the air and on the ground. This is especially important for homes that live within an eighth of a mile of the coast and have seawater occasionally wash over their property. Salt-tolerant plants can have varying degrees of tolerance, but the higher...

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