Miami Landscaping Ideas to Brighten Up Your Backyard

Summer is in full swing, which means backyard BBQ season is here! Whether you want to impress your guests with a new walkway or make space for a playground to make the kids happy, there are so many ways to spruce up your backyard. Here are some ideas perfect for your Miami landscape.

Tree Planting or Removal

Our team at Blaum often recommends planting small flower beds, leafy green bushes, or making your very own vegetable garden. But don’t be afraid to think bigger! If that enormous tree in your backyard is limiting your space and preventing your landscape projects, talk to our team about the option of removing the tree. Depending on the features of your home, local laws, and the scope of the tree removal project, this process can take a day or two.

A common reason why many homeowners remove large trees from their lawn or backyard is because of the risk of such large trees falling and causing immense damage to your home in the case of a hurricane or other natural disaster. Consider replacing your big tree with a few smaller ones to minimize risk without hurting the ecosystem of your outdoor space.

If your yard feels empty and like it needs character, consider planting new trees to brighten up your Miami landscape!

Tree removal is a great way to maximize the space you have or lower safety risks from natural disasters. Always work with a professional landscaping team before removing trees to determine how it will impact the ecosystem of your Miami landscape.

Cool Your Space With Water Features

Water features are another great way to personalize your Miami landscape. Our team at Blaum can install custom water features to match your landscape’s environment and the home’s unique decor and design elements.

With water features, you can build a tropical paradise right in your backyard to match South Florida’s scenery. If you don’t have space or the funds for a swimming pool, there are plenty of other water features to choose from that will fit your home and budget.

Our team has years of experience in working with and installing features such as:

  • Fountains
  • Pool Decks
  • Waterfalls
  • Ponds
  • Water gardens

Install a Vertical Garden

A popular, contemporary way to spruce up your Miami landscape is a living wall, also known as a “vertical garden”. Unlike horizontal, traditional gardens, vertical ones are great for apartments and other small living spaces, especially if you have a balcony.

Living walls are an excellent way to maximize limited space and have a little outdoor landscaping, even if you don’t have a lawn or a backyard. By transforming small empty spaces, you can convert potentially discarded and unused areas into something aesthetically pleasing and creative.

Some Miami homeowners even choose a vertical garden or natural privacy and soundproofing. Natural vegetation can block higher-frequency sounds. Also, installing a vertical garden promotes biodiversity by providing habitats for birds and insects.

Green walls alleviate the loss of biodiversity caused by urbanization in metropolitan areas like Miami and South Florida as a whole.

Landscape Design in Miami | Blaum Landscaping

Our landscapers create designs to complement the land’s beauty. A good design starts with the extension of your home or office’s interior space that flows to the exterior, adding living space that can be enjoyed by all while adding to the value of your property. 

That is why for over 30 years, customers have relied on Landscaping by Steve Blaum to design, install, and maintain their home or office. Give us a call to upgrade your Miami landscape for the summer!