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It is officially spring in the Tampa Bay area, which means it is time to start thinking about adding new plants to your landscaping. One way to do this is by planting some beautiful spring annual flowers, as they bloom for a long time and give landscape beds a dose of much-needed color.
Here are five of the top spring annual flowers in Tampa Bay areas such as Lithia, Brandon, Valrico, and more.
The beautiful hues of orange, yellow, red, and multicolor marigolds will add sunny color to your landscaping. They thrive in any type of soil and need full sun to grow well so they can bloom throughout the spring, summer, and fall. These are also sometimes referred to as calendulas, which are a type of marigold. Avoid planting them in the shade or very moist areas, as they will be prone to develop powdery mildew in that type of environment.
A popular choice based on their coloring, periwinkle flowers grow as a ground cover. Typically a purple or blue color, their flowers can also be white. If you want deeper foliage, then plant these in partial shade, but if you desire more flowers, it should be planted in full sun.
A vibrant flower, sunpatiens are a hybrid of the popular impatiens. These flowers bloom in many colors such as pink, purple, red,...
In our area of Florida, the cooler weather brings with it a need for change in your landscaping beds. In spring and summer, warm-season annuals are great for bringing bright, happy colors to your lawn. But as the weather cools, those annuals will need to be replaced by cool-season annuals to ensure your landscaping stays protected.
Here is a guide to some of the best annuals to plant in the fall in Lithia, Valrico, Brandon, and the surrounding areas.
One perk to planting cool-season annuals is that it brings fresh, new color to your landscaping. Your warm-season annuals will have already bloomed by this point and blooms may be drying up or falling off. Our climate allows for various types of annuals to be planted in our fall or winter. Here are some of the common cool-season annuals we plant at Lithia Landscape & Design.
When deciding which types of flowers to plant in your landscape, one common question always arises: which is better – annuals or perennials? The answer is neither; both types are essential and beneficial to any landscape, so it’s important to understand what sets them apart.
Which type of flower is best for your landscape depends on your specific desires and preferences. If you’re looking to plant some flowers to your landscape in Lithia, Valrico, Brandon, and the surrounding areas, here’s everything you need to know about annuals vs. perennials.
Perennials are flowers that live for three to five years, and return year after year and continue growing until they eventually reach maturity. They grow back each year from roots that go dormant in the soil in the winter. Perennials do best when planted in spring or fall, and bloom for less time than annuals, usually for only two to six weeks. Because perennials have a longer lifespan, they put their energy into growing strong roots instead of growing lots of flowers. Perennials also require more attention and maintenance than annuals, such as constant watering, weed pulling, pruning, and dead-heading (removing dead flower heads).
Perennials tend to be hardier than annuals and more adaptable to weather conditions, thus more expensive. Common perennials include roses, peonies, mums, and lilies.