Category: Landscaping

Landscaping Neighborly Neglect
2015 April Neighborly Neglect

Bad neighbors are something that everyone living with shared walls fears—and not without cause; co-op or condo, small or large, chances are there's at least one chronically objectionable person who seems to do his or her level best to anno…

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Landscaping You Can't Plant That Here
2015 April You Can't Plant That Here

South Florida is often portrayed in the movies and other media as one long beach, lush with exotic plants and palms stretched out under a brilliant, sunny sky. While that snapshot of South Florida living is pretty accurate, the verdant bac…

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Landscaping The Irrigation Situation
2015 April The Irrigation Situation

Keeping lawns, trees, bushes and flowers healthy and attractive is a big goal for nearly all condos and HOAs—and meeting this goal means that effective landscaping management is essential. Aside from the sun, soil rich in nutrients, and a …

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Landscaping Landscape Committees
2015 April Landscape Committees

No matter what the size of your community, one of the goals of any condo or HOA's landscaping plan is to increase owners’ enjoyment of their property and enhance the value of the investment in their home. Larger condo complexes often have …

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Landscaping The Grass is Greener
2014 April The Grass is Greener

While South Floridians do not have to brave the chilly, barren winters of more northerly environs, in many respects it’s more difficult to maintain a lush lawn year-round than it is to plant more seasonally in a varied climate. Challenging…

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Landscaping Making Hard Surfaces Work
2014 April Making Hard Surfaces Work

Hardscaping—the use in a landscape design of non-living elements such as pavers, rocks, and trellises—is a major aspect of the three-year clubhouse expansion and transformation completed in 2013 at Broken Sound Club in Boca Raton. A …

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Landscaping The Suburban Jungle
2014 April The Suburban Jungle

South Florida is well known for sunshine, sandy beaches and lovely landscapes. The ever-growing backdrop of native plants is often studded with pops of color and graceful palm trees. Sun, soil and water requirements dictate what will bloom…

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Landscaping The Grand Design
2013 April The Grand Design

 Whether you live in a towering high-rise or a sprawling suburban development,  landscaping not only helps a condo or HOA increase and retain property values,  but has a positive impact on residents themselves—beautiful, functional green s…

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Landscaping The Irrigation Situation
2013 April The Irrigation Situation

 One of the things that attracts people to a condo or HOA are the beautiful  grounds and lush landscaping that surrounds the property. Because of the  topography of Florida, depending on where a home is located, water could be  plentiful o…

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Landscaping Invasive Species
2013 April Invasive Species

 Australian pines are a cause of contention in River Bridge, a planned community  of 1,100 homes in the City of Greenacres in Palm Beach County. Some residents  want these trees removed; others defend them.    The River Bridge Prope…

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