A little assistance please

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Poncho25, Jul 7, 2007.

  1. Poncho25

    Poncho25 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have this commercial site that wants me to plan out some zerascaping in two small areas in front of their enterance. My question is, this is not a big thing to do here in this area, I know its bigger out west, but where can i find information on what plants I can use for this with pictures so that I can show them to the client and let them decide on which plants. For the ground cover, I was thinking of a kacky petrock or riverrock. Thoughts, suggestions please? Has anyone done this type of work before, if so what did you use, pros, cons? Any advice, suggestions is always greatly appreciated.

    Thanks all:usflag:
     
  2. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    Your best bet is to find a good nursery in your area that carries Florida native plants for your area. They can also advise you on the best plants to use for your situation. Native plants IMHO are ideal for xeriscape since they usually need no supplement water.

    Here are some sites you can get more info on xeriscaping:

    http://www.sjrwmd.com/programs/outreach/conservation/landscape/toc.html

    http://www.fnps.org/

    http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/yards/

    The next two are pdf's:

    http://www.tbwg.org/pdf files/xeriscape basics.pdf

    http://www.sfwmd.gov/images/pdfs/splash/splxeris.pdf
     
  3. Poncho25

    Poncho25 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thanks a ton for the info Kiril, really appreciate it!
     
  4. wooley99

    wooley99 LawnSite Senior Member
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  5. Mike33

    Mike33 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I really feel stupid, but what is zerascaping?
    Mike
     
  6. wooley99

    wooley99 LawnSite Senior Member
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