To oversee the landscaping of an HOA in Florida is no easy task. Along with tight budgets, and demanding homeowners, you must make sure that your property is well maintained, and that the environment is safe and family friendly. Part of providing this peak landscape experience to current and potential residents is the portfolio of flowers that your property possesses. This time of year, with the sun out, there are only certain types of flowers that can withstand the summer heat, and bloom. You must navigate through these, selecting the proper combination of summer annuals to improve the aesthetic of your neighborhood. The common areas of an HOA are its pride and joy, so to help you “choose wisely”, we created this blog. These are the summer annuals you should consider planting in your HOA.
Begonias as a whole are a great bedding plant. The wax variation comes in bright shades of white, red and even pink. An extremely popular plant, known for its durability, they can often stay healthy in your landscape for multiple years. Wax Begonias are a great option for a bright plant to accent your landscape.
Once again, another very simple plant, you will find it in many bright colors, and a large variety of shapes and sizes. A smaller plant, only growing to a max of 2 feet, they are extremely drought tolerant. This is sure to give you full color all summer long.
If you are looking for an extremely low maintenance flower, this may be for you. They are also great for attracting wildlife, such as butterflies, and are technically a member of the Daisy family. You can actually find these in many different varieties, with varying colors, for any addition of color to your landscape.
A classic Florida plant, Zinnia is a hot plant that lives in the nearly every color you can imagine. You can also find a variety of sizes, as there are dwarf variations for tighter spaces. While drought tolerant, they will need to be regularly watered. Just a great all around plant that you can be creative with.
This is an extremely flat plant, that is great for mass planting, and covering the naked ground. The flowers are situated at the top of the plant, and are always visible. On top of that versatility, they are extremely drought tolerant, and will bloom all year long. As you spread the plant out as ground cover, it will grow, covering your space thicker and thicker.
Last but certainly not least, a great option for any HOA has to be a Pansy. With so many colors and designs to choose from, you only lose out on drought tolerance. Much more a shade plant, they are great for high end areas of your HOA, such as near your clubhouse or pool, as they are very delicate and beautiful.
No matter the summer annuals you choose, do not hesitate to contact Alexander’s as you install. Alexander’s Property Maintenance is a full-service commercial landscape company serving commercial properties in West Central Florida. We focus on quality, consistency, and reliability for all our clients. We do it right the first time. Check out our website to see what we have to offer or to contact us for an estimate. Give us a call at the number listed on our website most relevant to your location.