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Old 09-10-2007, 01:35 PM
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Default The Good And Bad About Villages Landscaping

The vast majority of people appear to replace or supplant the landscaping provided by the developer. In our case, our landscaper integrated all the plants installed by the developer, moving most to new locations and adding items like palm trees, more colorful flowers, citrus trees, etc.

So the "bad" news is that the developer-provided landscaping most often is found esthetically-lacking by homeowners. The "good" news about the landscaping that comes with your house is that it has been carefully selected by the developer's agronomists and will almost certainly thrive in any weather conditions occurring in TV.

That's not necessarily true with some of the plants that independent landscapers recommend or that homeowners install themselves. Plants like split leaf, hibiscus, bouganvellia, Hawaiian Tai. etc. look very tropical but often don't survive even the modest sub-freezing "snaps" that occur pretty regularly once or twice each winter. If you want the better-looking plants to survive, you'll be busy as a beaver on the nights that freezing temps are predicted covering them and "tucking them in". The plants installed by TV are almost certain to survive cold snaps that do other varieties in without any particular attention.
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