This Jacksonville Beach residential landscaping refresh project required thinning some established shrubs and those damaged from winter weather, new plantings, and mulch application in flower beds. “This wasn’t a super expensive project, but we added some touches of color.” Landscape Designer David Holloway said. “We removed some hedges in the back, which cleans up the whole appearance of the landscape. And overall, they are very happy with the results we’ve created out front here.”
Rockaway installation crews headed by Foremen Alex Markowski and Brett Estes worked on this project.
Cold-damaged plants such as Arboricola trinettes in the front flower bed were given more time to recover. In contrast, an orange bird of paradise in the backyard was removed, and several new ones were installed throughout the property. The winter of 2022 was hard on birds of paradise, even along our coastal regions, which thankfully is uncommon. Birds of Paradise typically do well in our Northeast Florida climate and are a staple for any tropical landscape.
A couple of additional Dwarf Buford hollies were installed to make a continuous wrap of the hollies between the front right and left corners of the flower beds. Additional jasmine ground cover was added to complete the border along the front bed. Plus, several overgrown, thick-limbed Jack Frost Ligustrums were replaced with smaller ones that with proper trimming will present well in the years to come. Several large leggy Podocarpus were also replaced with smaller ones at the entryway. Mystic Spire Salvia, Angelonia, Begonias, Marigolds, and Pentas create a pollinator-attracting landing strip in the front beds.
Firecracker plants were introduced in the large flower bed on the left side of the backyard. For tropical enhancement, a cardboard palm was added in a bare spot on the right side of the backyard, and a vast stand of oyster plants were thinned out to make room for match stick bromeliads.
“We just enhanced on a relatively inexpensive budget,” Holloway said. “It doesn’t take millions of dollars to make something look really sharp. And some trimming happened, and I think the overall appearance back here is very pleasant.”
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