The Best Plants for Your Landscaping Project
When you deal with plants, information is necessary to ensure that they
are right for your landscape, your geographical area, the season suitable
for planting, and the proper care that needs to be implemented, and etc.
Without this knowledge, you can not assume that the investment is
One practical suggestion is to consider planting an herb garden. Herbs
are good for landscaping. The bonus will be herbs are both practical and
can be used in cooking. Other options are available but you must you must
carefully consider the plants to insure that they are appropriate for
One consideration that you should not dwell a great deal is the
decorative appeal of the plants. You may be attracted to their color,
size, and flowers but they may not be appropriate. Select plants that
will do well in your area so that do well and provide the desired effect.
Take note of the following factors in choosing plants:
• Site and soil conditions. Remember plants have environmental
requirements. You need to be aware of your particular conditions and
consider the following: exposure to light and wind, soil conditions and
structures nearby. If you fail to check on these very important factors,
chances are, the plantings will not do good as well as you expected.
• Size and type selection. If you desire a certain plant because of
its size and type, you should be aware that they must be handled,
planted, and cared for in the proper way. There are three types of
ornamental plants: those that are called ball and burlap (B&B), bare root
and container grown. If the plants are container grown or ball and burlap
plants, you must handle with care and remove the container around the
root ball leaving as much soil as possible around the roots. The pot
should be totally or the burlap partially removed. Bare root plants,
which are smaller in size, are only available in spring and should be
planted immediately after purchase.
• Climatic considerations are very important because the plants
survival is highly dependent on temperature, etc. Carefully check the
plants you are choosing for your landscape and make certain the climates
in your area is suitable.
• Prevent pests. There are plants that can resist certain pests. Be
sure to choose these plants for your landscape especially if you have
identified the pests that are a problem in your area.
• Start healthy. Choose plants from a reputable nursery that you know
have been properly cared for. Be aware – do not purchase damaged in
Landscaping is a big investment so as choosing the plants that goes with
it. Proper selection and care is needed.