orlando comas, landscape architect.
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Hollywood Residence - 02 mediterranean-landscape
 

Hollywood Residence - 02

Landscape architecture project by Miami based landscape architect Orlando Comas, member of American Society of Landscape Architects, licensed by State of Florida.
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ocomas@bellsouth.net

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November 16, 2013
lisa7514 wrote:
What type of sod are you using to grow so well under oaks? - I live in Tampa on a lot with many oaks. I haven't been successful with St.Augustine.
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orlando comas, landscape architect.
This particular image shows St. Augustine palmetto. Three important issues related to this image. First: Excellent maintenance program regarding mowing intervals, spraying and fertilizing. Second: The lawn is under an automatic irrigation system. Third, the Oaks are regularly thinned out by a licensed arborist to allow more light to go thru the canopy an into the grass and shrubs.
There are several varieties o St. Augustine: Bitter Blue, Floralawn, Palmetto, Sapphire, Delmar, Raleigh, Common, Jade, Floratine, Floratam, and Seville.
I suggest fir more technical information you contact the following:
http://polkmastergardener.ifas.ufl.edu/faqs/turfgrass_central_florida.shtml
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marikoflorez
What is name of these trees? Love your landscapes.
   November 10, 2013 at 11:48AM
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Thanks Mariko. Quercus virginiana, Live Oaks
   November 10, 2013 at 12:22PM
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April 10, 2012
sandywater wrote:
what kind of ferns are these
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Nephrolepis biserrata 'Macho'
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janetwrose
so these would be considered tropical and couldn't grow in southern Canada? I picked up some Cinnamon ferns which resemble these but have a brownish flower.... my front yard is so similar to this, it is truly magnificent, all though you have the beauty of oak trees which are beautiful on there own and rare, I have a mix of evergreen and maple :)
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When used as street trees in new projects, Miami-Dade County requires them to be planted at a spacing of 35' average of your street frontage. I will rather see them planted at 50' o.c. and Becky is correct, keep them away from the structures as well.
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realtorjt
River birch trees grow very fast. They are beautiful but VERY messy.
   August 11, 2013 at 7:07AM
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Marianne Lipanovich added this to Lay of the Landscape: English-Style Gardens
Smaller circles create curves within this space and also help set off the individual trees. It's a lush look that will work all year round in the right climate. Design tip: Not all trees do well with plantings underneath; many, in fact, will suffer from overwatering or root competition. Check with your nursery or local gardening experts before planting.
4. Shade trees. The easiest and most cost-effective way to add shade to your outdoor space is to plant shade trees such as the live oak trees (Quercus virginiana, zones 7 to 11) pictured here, and they certainly do their part to add beauty and charm to the neighborhood. The biggest downside is that they take time, but a quick fix is to buy balled and burlapped trees from the nursery that are already large enough to offer some shade. Much as with a puppy, you will also have to commit to caring for your new tree by keeping it well fed, watered and groomed, as well as by picking up its droppings. Unlike puppies, however, a well-cared-for tree can last for generations to come. Fall is usually the best time to plant new trees, but you can begin planning for the perfect spot now.
Control your shade. There's a big difference between the gentle and airy shade provided by the live oaks (Quercus virginiana, zones 7 to 11) shown here and the mixed light on the side of a house that abruptly shifts between full shade and direct sun throughout the day. You can gain shade by planting new trees and let in more light by hiring an arborist to thin branches and remove any undesirable trees.Beware of trees marketed as fast growing, as they're often too fast for their own good and plague homeowners with brittle limbs, messy seeds and invasive roots. Instead, choose trees that you wouldn't mind seeing for many years to come.More: How to make your shade garden glow

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