The front landscaping went in yesterday as scheduled, and they did an absolutely AMAZING job. Of course, like all new landscapes, it will require a year or two to “grow in”, but many of the plants we used are already quite large. A lot of people have emailed me asking what kinds of plants and flowers we are using. In the front yard we have a very large Crepe Myrtle, several Yellow Holly, some India Hawthorn, a large Ligustrum tree, 55(!) Yellow-Tipped Ligustrum bushes that border the property on each side, a large (and absolutely beautiful) Weeping Loropetalum, some Society Garlic, a nice Sago Palm (a must in any Florida landscape!), some Tea Olive (smells wonderful!), some Viburnum bushes, several Weeping Coculus, a few Rose bushes and a large Canary Island Date Palm.
The new sod goes down (front yard and backyard) on Saturday. We’re using Grade A Floratam St. Augustine, which is a beautiful, thick grass with a deep bluish-green color. The backyard landscaping goes in the following Tuesday (a week from yesterday). My landscaper is still working his magic on the design and the plant selection, but I’m sure it’s going to be incredible – he’s a true artist.
Once all that is done, I’m going on vacation. While I’m on vacation I may work on my home improvement photo album and get that up.
Don’t forget: there will be no updates to this site from June 1st – June 14th. Daily updates will resume on June 15th!
Have a great day!