Designing your yard with landscape plants may sound simple, but there are valuable tips you must be spot on. To achieve the desired gardening results, you must get it right with soil, plant positioning, lighting and plant coloring. This ensures the plant thrives well, reproduces and gives your yard the desired elegance. Below are insights on How to Design a Great Yard with Landscape Plants:
- Consider Soil
The different soil types support different plants. Before you select landscape plant, consider the type of soil it will grow best. Carry out a test for your soil to match it with a plant that won’t struggle to grow. The main advantage is that you can modify your soil through chemical treatments. For example, adding organic material can modify the porous sandy soil. You can also consider ferrying soil from a different location and setting up raised bed to plant your plants.
Don’t plant water plant in a desert garden, expecting the plant to thrive. There are currently landscaping consultancies, which have databases of landscape plants, which help you choose the best plant for your soil. Important considerations in soil include minerals and nutrients, soil type, and the texture.
Failure to be spot on with soil leads to drying of the plant, stunted growth or a weak plant, which won’t do justice to your landscape.
2. Consider the natural growth of the plant
Plants grow to different heights. Consideration of the vertical and horizontal growth is vital. Assign your landscape with plants of different sizes, at different specific points in your yard. For example, along edging walking paths, the best plant is the fountains and short plant like Festuca glauca, blue fescue
As you plant, allow the plants enough space for them to thrive in height and size. Pair the plants carefully to make sure their growth do not terrorize the short one, or denies some species the required sunlight. The area around your home will also determine plant size; tall growing plants are not good near the houses or congruent with the windows. They will obstruct light and hide your home elegance. Tall plants are best for resting and relaxing spots to provide shade.
3. Do not harbor wildlife near your home
If your neighborhood has rabbits and wild deers, you may be staging competition if you plant their favorite plants. While it is not fully possible to outsmart all the wildlife, take measures and erect fences, plant the adapted plants, for example, thorny but beautiful, inedible to plants but also beautiful. Some favorite are local bunnies, cheery daffodils, and Jack Frost
- Be spot on color and texture
Study your preferred plant leaf and flowers colors if they will complement your existing landscape color. Give your front garden elegance, by mixing choosing hues of the same color family. The color designs in your constructions should go well with the chosen plant colors. The best goof-proof method to ensure colors blend well is by creating color echo between the plants and the landscaping.
All plants have different lighting condition, some require full sunshine while others will thrive to their best under a shade. Plant the plants only after you are convinced your yard will offer their required lighting. Practically watch the sun lighting in your yard at different spots and at different times of the day. You will be able to match a plant tagged, partial shade with a spot which will offer partial shade. For example, Dicentra Spectabilis thrives well in full shade.Read More