Seven Stunning Florida Landscape Ideas

Posted on July 17, 2021

Yardzen’s talented team of landscape and exterior designers love to transform outdoor spaces throughout the sunshine state.

Expanding their livable square footage with outdoor improvements is a focus for Florida homeowners. Wishlist items for our Florida clients include fire pits for socializing and entertaining, outdoor dining areas for hosting friends and family, outdoor kitchens, adding shaded areas, easy-care garden design, and of course, pools for year-round enjoyment. 

When it comes to greenery, our Florida clients love the look of tropical gardens and low maintenance landscapes filled with Florida-native plants.

01 SURFSIDE, FL

This Surfside, Florida backyard is shaping up to be the ultimate at-home vacation spot! With ample space for kids to play and adults to relax, this space feels like an escape just outside of the back door. This client requested plants with a neutral color palette and an entrance to the backyard with a secret-garden-like vibe.


FEATURED PLANTS



Roman Beauty Rosemary



Cut-leaf Philodendron



Dahoon Holly

 

02 ORLANDO, FL

With an eye towards low maintenance plants and materials, this Central Florida client wanted beautiful landscaping that included an outdoor environment for entertaining and relaxing as well as different outdoor “rooms” accented by planting beds with perennial groundcover and native grasses.


FEATURED PLANTS



Florida Grama Grass



Lilyturf



Goldmoss Sedum

 

03 MIAMI BEACH, FL

This outdoor design client wanted to inspire a relaxing vacation vibe at their South Florida home, sans the Margaritaville sign. They also wanted to incorporate easy-care native plants, space for their dogs to play, and increase shaded areas throughout the property. See more ideas in our South Florida Landscaping roundup.


FEATURED PLANTS



Wheeler’s Dwarf Japanese Mock Orange



Mono Grass



Tasmanian Flax Lily



Black Mondo Grass

 

04 TAMPA, FL

This client purchased a Front or Back Yard package with the goal of enhancing the curb appeal of their Central Florida home with new front yard landscaping. They wanted a limited lawn, prioritizing low-maintenance easy-care plants and mulch, as well as an exterior landscape lighting plan.


FEATURED PLANTS



Tasmanian Flax Lily



Dusty Miller



Bird of Paradise



Blue Chalksticks

 

05 ST. PETERSBURG, FL

A landscape design that transforms the backyard into a cohesive, usable outdoor space was top of mind for this Central Florida client. They wanted the pool to be the focal point of the yard, especially when viewing the backyard from inside the home. They also wanted other lawn and hardscape areas for socializing with friends and family around a fire pit, an outdoor kitchen, a space for outdoor dining, and an area for the dogs to play.


FEATURED PLANTS



Kimberly Fern



Lilyturf



Chinese Fan Palm



Sago Palm

 

06 ORLANDO, FL

This Central Florida client was looking for a landscape design to transform their dusty unusable backyard into a beautiful livable space for hosting family and entertaining in their year-round full sun Florida yard. They wanted minimal lawn, low maintenance native plants, an easy-care garden, a fire pit and socialization area, and a modernized fence.


Featured plantS



Japanese Aralia



Holly Fern



Needle Palm



Cast Iron Plant

 

07 MIAMI, FL

Native plants and flowers—without palm trees or overly tropical themes—was the directive from this Southeastern Florida landscape design client. They also wanted to reimagine their outdoor living space to include an area for al fresco dining, a fire pit and entertaining area, walkways with beautiful stone pavers, and a fun play and imagination area for their kids.


Featured plantS



Snow Queen Oakleaf Hydrangea



Wheeler’s Dwarf Japanese Mock Orange



Butterfly Weed



Creeping Gardenia


Designing a Florida landscape tailored to your needs

Yardzen’s award-winning online landscaping design is tailored to clients all over Florida. 

Our design process begins with understanding your space, your aesthetic preferences, and a discussion of your budget and vision to minimize surprises when it comes time to build. 

Our top-notch designers personalize your yard, delivering 3D and CAD renders that reflect what’s most important for your outdoor life and Florida-friendly landscaping personalized to your neck of the woods—while keeping costs within range. 

Once your design is complete, we’ll help you connect with a local Florida contractor from our Pro Network of vetted professional landscapers to install your new design.

Ready to level up your home improvement with a professional landscaping project? Create your design profile or explore our design packages today!

 

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