Landscaping is the first thing people notice when approaching your property, which is why we take our job very seriously. But when it comes to creating and maintaining the landscape of a historic property, the responsibility becomes greater – more detailed and challenging.
When a building has the distinction of being deemed historical, its landscaping takes on its own significance, creating unique challenges that rarely arise when working a standard commercial job.
Respect the history.
More often than not, historic sites are home to plants, trees, and outdoor structures that are as old as the property. While sourcing materials that match the look of the existing ones or working around a 100-year-old tree can sometimes prove challenging, it’s important to respect those elements.
But don’t be afraid to make changes or try new things.
Property owners are often hesitant to disturb any part of a historical property, even its landscaping. But plants that are past their prime, others that are considered invasive, and trees that are diseased must be removed in order to add new elements that mix in with existing ones and showcase the beauty of the landscaping.
The SFM Landscape team proudly maintains commercial properties, government properties, municipalities, and some of South Florida’s treasured historic properties. We always use expert care to keep them well-kept and eye-catching year-round.