Trees, shrubs, perennials and one-year-old trees are the most important building materials in any garden. Add a rim with colorful shrubs, such as hydrangeas or rhododendrons, on your patio to enclose the room a bit and make it more intimate. You will be amazed if you surround a simple shrub border.
Dental trees have the same rich effect. Crab, crepe myrtle, berry and pistachio are boldly present at any time of year, creating ever-changing living walls. Under plant trees with shade-loving shrubs, perennials and one-year-olds for more privacy.
Craft large planting beds
Large, extensive plantations should be created when landscaping with plants. Plants scattered here and there on a front yard do little to unite the space and create a cohesive look. Instead, bring plants together in large planting beds. For example, call three wildlife shrubs to anchor a place along your property line. Add ornamental grasses and a variety of perennials among the shrubs. Close planting with a simple cut frame and spread a 3-inch-thick mulch layer over the entire room. The maintenance is simplified by the mulch and the continuous border. You create an oasis for wildlife while defining your property line.
Know your Zone
Unlike bricks, patio pavers, and garden art, plants are sensitive to location. Know your planting zone to ensure the plants you invest in have a long, healthy life in your landscape.
Plant from the ground up
A lush landscape begins on the ground. Plant low-maintenance perennials and small shrubs at the feet of large shrubs and trees to create several interesting layers. Through this interplantation, you also reduce maintenance work, as the undergrowth plants shade the soil and prevent weed seeds from sprouting. Minimize maintenance by covering the soil with a 3-inch thick layer of torn bark or other organic mulch material.
Don’t overlook winter
It’s easy to focus on the flower show of spring and summer and neglect the winter months when designing a landscape. However, this approach creates a lacklustre landscape for 4 to 6 months a year. Instead, a landscape is offered for the whole year by adding a variety of evergreen plants that add valuable colour and texture throughout the year. Look in your zone for hardy shrubs that provide winter fruits for wildlife, or have a unique winter color or texture.
Use landscape plants to direct your eye. The view from the inside of the house to the landscape is just as important as the view from the landscape to the house or adjacent landscapes.
When choosing trees and shrubs for your landscape, the size of the tyres is crucial. These long-lived plants are often a sizeable investment, and care should be taken to ensure that they don’t grow out of a room quickly. Plant breeders develop small varieties of tall trees and launch them every year. The same goes for shrubs. Visit the small types of wood plants for your countryside together with the staff of your local garden centre.