Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Weather-resistant yards in Florida

There's an interesting article on landscaping in Florida, Earth, Wind, & Water, in the April/May 2006 issue Florida Travel & Life.   Some trees and the way they're planted--in groups--can help in the landscape.  And there's a sidebar, Why Trees Fall, from Stormscaping: Landscaping to Minimize Wind Damage in Florida.  The article advises to use no more than two inches of mulch (aha!) and don't use the dyed cypress kind.  (Yes!)  It covers xeriscaping too--which doesn't have to mean a stark look--and grass and ground covers.  (I, myself, appreciate hardscape.)    

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