Enhancing Your Landscape with Fragrant Flowering Plants

There’s something truly magical about being greeted by the sweet scent of flowers as you step into your landscape. Fragrant flowering plants add another dimension to your landscape, engaging not just your sight but also your sense of smell. 

These scents have the power to uplift mood, reduce stress, and evoke cherished memories. Moreover, fragrant flowers can attract pollinators like bees and butterflies, contributing to the health and biodiversity of your landscape ecosystem.

Choosing the Right Fragrant Flowering Plants

When selecting fragrant flowering plants for your landscape, it’s essential to consider your climate, soil type, and available sunlight. Fortunately, there are numerous options that thrive in a variety of conditions, ensuring that there’s something for every landscape. Here are some popular choices:


Flowering Plants

It’s perfect for borders, rock landscapes, or as a fragrant addition to your herb landscape. Known for its calming aroma and lovely purple spikes, lavender is a versatile plant that thrives in sunny, well-drained locations. 


Fragrant Roses

Fragrant Roses

Look for old-fashioned varieties like ‘Madame Isaac Pereire’ or ‘Gertrude Jekyll’ for intoxicating scents that will fill your landscape. Roses are beloved for their beauty, but many varieties also boast delightful fragrances. 



Plant it near a seating area or bedroom window to enjoy its scent to the fullest. With its star-shaped white flowers and sweet fragrance, jasmine is a popular choice for trellises, fences, or as a fragrant ground cover. 

Sweet Alyssum

Sweet Alyssum

Its tiny white or purple flowers are perfect for filling in gaps between larger plants. For a delicate, honey-like scent that attracts butterflies, consider planting sweet alyssum as a ground cover or in hanging baskets. 

Designing with Fragrance in Mind

Incorporating fragrant flowering plants into your landscape design is not just about selecting the right species; it’s also about placement and arrangement. Professional services like Down to Earth Landscape and Irrigation can help you do just that. Here are some tips to help you make the most of their aromatic allure:

1. Create Fragrant Pathways

Design pathways lined with fragrant plants like lavender or thyme, so that as you walk through your landscape, you’re enveloped in their scent. This is especially effective near entrances or seating areas where you’re likely to linger.

2. Layer Your landscape

Plant fragrant flowers at different heights and depths to create a multi-dimensional sensory experience. Combine low-growing plants like sweet alyssum with taller specimens like roses or jasmine for a visually dynamic landscape.

3. Consider Night Bloomers

Some fragrant flowers, like night-blooming jasmine or moonflower, release their scent in the evening, adding an extra dimension to your landscape’s ambiance. Place them near windows or outdoor seating areas to enjoy their fragrance after dark.

4. Mix with Other Senses

Don’t forget to incorporate plants that engage other senses as well, such as those with interesting textures, colorful foliage, or edible fruits. By appealing to multiple senses, you’ll create a truly immersive landscape experience.

Caring for Fragrant Flowering Plants

Once you’ve chosen and planted your fragrant flowering plants, proper care is essential to ensure they thrive and continue to delight your senses for years to come. Here are some general tips for caring for these aromatic beauties:

  • Watering: It’s essential to avoid overwatering, as this can lead to root rot. Check the soil moisture regularly and water deeply when needed. Most fragrant flowering plants prefer regular watering, especially during the growing season.
  • Pruning: Remove dead or diseased branches, and prune lightly after flowering to promote bushiness and prevent legginess. Regular pruning helps maintain the health and shape of your fragrant plants while also encouraging new growth and blooms. 
  • Fertilizing: Follow the instructions on the fertilizer package, and avoid over-fertilizing, as this can lead to nutrient imbalances. Feed your fragrant flowering plants with a balanced fertilizer formulated for blooming plants to encourage healthy growth and abundant blooms. 
  • Mulching: Apply a layer of organic mulch, such as shredded bark or compost, around the base of your fragrant plants to help retain moisture, suppress weeds, and improve soil quality. Just be sure to leave a small gap between the mulch and the plant stems to prevent rot.
  • Pest and Disease Control: Keep an eye out for common pests and diseases that may affect your fragrant plants, such as aphids, powdery mildew, or black spot on roses. Monitor your plants regularly, and address any issues promptly with appropriate organic or chemical controls.

Our Approach to Fragrant Landscaping

At Down To Earth Landscape & Irrigation, we understand the transformative power of fragrant flowering plants.  Our comprehensive range of services, rooted in 35 years of expertise and dedication to excellence, ensures that every aspect of your landscaping needs is met with care and precision.

Tailored Solutions for Every Space

From site analysis to ongoing maintenance, we work closely with you to design a landscape that reflects your vision and enhances the natural beauty of your surroundings.

Our dedicated team of over 1,400 professionals, operating out of 15 branch locations across multiple regions in Florida, ensures that your project is handled with the utmost care and attention to detail.

Bringing Natural Joy to Your Landscape

At Down To Earth Landscape and Irrigation, our mission is simple: to bring natural joy to our customers through the work we do every day. Whether it’s creating a fragrant oasis, designing a water-efficient irrigation system, or maintaining the health and vitality of your landscape, we approach every project with passion and dedication.

Let Down To Earth Landscape & Irrigation be your partner in creating an outdoor space that delights the senses and brings joy to your life. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you realize your landscaping dreams. Let’s bring natural joy to your property together.