Pink Shovel Landscapes, Inc., a landscape contractor company prides itself in creating quality landscape designs & installations, property management & landscape maintenance in Broward, Palm Beach, Dade and Collier Counties in South Florida. We believe in creating and maintaining Green landscapes which help to reduce our carbon footprint as well as contributing in a positive fashion to our natural world and our greater environment. Our knowledgeable staff is trained in artistic hand pruning and maintenance. We recommend and apply the right soil amendments, appropriate fertilizers and mulches. We plant in a way that minimizes the need for applications of pesticides and other products which could leach into the water supply. Native plants and desirable non invasive, exotics can coexist in your garden and provide aesthetics that feed the soul in your personal environment while providing for nature in a way that feeds the environment.
Hope you enjoy some pictures of some of the Best shrubs and vines for South Florida Landscapes. Many are native plants, others are non-invasive, non-pest exotics which offer nectar through their flowers to local butterflies and overwintering hummingbirds. Some of the best roses are antique chinas and hardy humidity tolerant teas. Many of the flowering plants have wonderful scent or provide fruit or seeds for local bird habitat.
Below: Dwarf Powder Puff, a butterfly and hummingbird attractant.
A Warning about Chemical Fertilizers, soil amendments such as, Ironite and liming products, and other commercial industrial chemical products: In 1997 Duff Wilson, a Seattle Times reporter discovered the dangerous truth about fertilizers: Toxic waste (containing any variety of heavy metals and even radioactive waste, including but not limited to lead, arsenic, cadmium, mercury, chromium beryllium,dioxins and furans (maybe the most dangerous molecules known to man) and rodium are being used as fertilizers under the Green mask of recycling. This is really Green washing, not green recycling. This is completely legal and even encouraged by the EPA. The federal government performs no tests and sets no limits and requires no disclosure to buyers, of the heavy metals and other dangerous toxins which are hidden in plant foot.
Green means Sustainability, creating and maintaining a landscape which conserves and preserves our energy, our water, our natural resources, our air quality, our environment and our way of life, and promoting an environment that will endure and provide into the future.