landscaping

Choosing Landscaping Plants

When it comes to landscaping plants you want ones that will be easy to care for while still being beautiful. There are many plants available when it comes to choosing something that will blend with your landscaping design. Where you are landscaping will have a large influence on the plants you choose to use. Although before choosing your landscaping plants there are a few things you need to consider. Then once you know which landscaping plants you need you can go to your home and garden center to find what appeals to you.

Types Of Plants

When it comes to choosing landscaping plants the first thing you have to consider is what will grow best in the area you are landscaping. All landscaping plants are different when it comes to the things that make them grow. Consider some plants can be very expensive this is why it is important to do your research first. You donít want to spend a lot of money on a plant that looks nice but will die within a year because it canít grow in the area you place it.

Consider your landscaped area and how much sun and shade you are going to have. Then choose landscaping plants that will work within those conditions. After limiting the list of plants to those that will work in your area then you should select plants that compliment your overall landscaping idea and ones that match your project plan. This way you will not only have a unified landscape design, but you will also have landscaping plants that will last for a long time to come with proper care.

Trees And Shrubs

Think about oak trees when it comes to deciding which landscaping plants to use to line your yard. These trees can adapt to most conditions and are also pest free. They also have beautiful colors and provide excellent shade. Another excellent option is maple trees which have fascinating colors throughout the year and adapt well to most locations. Although if you donít want to use trees for borders you can consider using shrubs.

When you want landscaping plants with a creative design then you should choose shrubs. Shrubs look well maintained and can bring a landscape design together. You still have many option to choose from when it comes to shrubs so you will need to pick on that works well for your garden area. For most areas an excellent shrub choice is the hydrangeas. IN the summer these have great flowers and green foliage while also producing excellent fall color when the seasons change.


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Gardening Tip #6

Overwatering kills most houseplants. Looks can be deceptive, so to see if your soil is dry enough to water, try the finger test. Insert your index finger up to the first joint into the soil. If the soil is damp, don't water it.