If you like to add character to your living space, consider a theme for your backyard landscaping. Sure, there are plenty of standard approaches, like fencing, lighting, and paver stones. But what if you used these existing structures and components to add a personal touch? Not only would you have an area in St. Petersburg that you love to look at, but you’ll dazzle your guests and neighbors too!
1. Create a Desert Scene
Florida is rampant with humidity, but that doesn’t mean you can’t bring a Southwestern feel to your property. Perhaps, you’ve always felt drawn to the mesas of Arizona or the canyons of Utah. Maybe you just like the plants. Whatever the case, succulents and cacti alike thrive in the St. Petersburg area. Consider planting:
- Prickly pear
- Spanish bayonet
- Desert Rose
Succulents require minimal care, so they’re great for anyone with a brown thumb! It’s best to use planters that promote soil drainage for backyard landscaping. You can use sandstone or rocks for groundcover and arrange pavers in a Mojave style. Whether you want to hang a Santa Fe sun from the fence or place a cow skull amongst the aloe vera, you can bring the southwest to St. Petersburg!
2. Go Native
Native plants are an ideal approach to preserving the existing ecosystem. In most cases, you’ll have to reintroduce flowers, shrubs, trees, vines, and ground cover due to clearing. But the effort is worthwhile because you’ll provide an attractive and sustainable environment for local fauna on your property. Instead of fighting to keep non-native grass alive, opt for Florida favorites that already belong.
3. Host a Tea Party
For those who like a little kitsch, consider a ‘high tea’ theme for your backyard landscaping. Did the lid of your favorite teapot break? Don’t throw it out! Instead, turn the bottom portion into a birdhouse or feeder. You can make planters from vintage teacups with a ceramic Dremel bit or line pathways with antique dessert plates. This creative application will set you apart from the tiki huts that abound in St. Petersburg.
4. A Touch of Disney
Are you a Disney-phile? Consider bringing the ‘Happiest Place On Earth’ to your property with backyard landscaping. Every true princess needs a butterfly garden where she can visit the local woodland creatures. You might even install them within pavers formed in the shape of a Mickey Mouse emblem! Lawn ornaments and painted planters can add dimension, as well as pops of color. The same goes for bird feeders and welcome signs. Whether you want a topiary or two or plan to incorporate mouse ear-shaped stepping stones, this theme has endless options!
Professor Green Thumb for Backyard Landscaping
Tired of looking at a drab lawn in St. Petersburg? Transform the space with backyard landscaping! Professor Green Thumb has the experience and knowledge to make your property look like new. Our staff offers:
In addition to design and installation of pavers, lighting, and fences, we provide maintenance and clean-up services. Call 727-417-3311 to learn more!