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Easy Does It: Planting Your Perfect Native Garden

Here at Flora of Miami we know you’re excited to bring the beauty and benefits of native plants to your Miami landscape. But before you start digging, here’s a quick guide on planting them like a pro:

Prepping Your Paradise:

  1. Clear the Canvas: Remove any existing sod or weeds from the planting area. This will give your native plants a clean slate to thrive.

Planting Power:

  1. Dig a Generous Hole: Make sure the hole is slightly wider and deeper than the plant’s container. This allows the roots to spread comfortably.
  2. Loosen Up: Gently loosen the roots of your plant before placing it in the hole. This encourages healthy root growth.
  3. Find the Sweet Spot: Position the plant in the hole so the top of the root ball sits slightly above the ground level.
  4. Backfill and Pack: Carefully fill the hole with the excavated soil and lightly pack it around the roots to secure the plant.
  5. Mulch Magic: Apply a layer of mulch around the base of the plant, leaving a gap of at least 2 inches from the stem. Mulch helps retain moisture, suppress weeds, and regulate soil temperature.

And that’s it! With these simple steps, your native plants will be on their way to flourishing in your Miami haven.

Looking for the Perfect Native Plants?

Visit Flora of Miami today! We offer a wide variety of beautiful, locally-adapted plants perfect for your Miami garden. Our friendly staff is here to answer your questions and help you choose the right ones for your needs. Let’s create a stunning, sustainable landscape that reflects the natural beauty of the Magic City!

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