There are hundreds of choices of plants you can add to your landscape design. Determining what is “best” for your yard comes down to your needs, preferences and style. There are a few factors to consider when deciding which plants will work best for your yard: space, function, maintenance and aesthetics. Here are some things to consider about these four factors when searching for the best plants for your landscaping design.
The best plants for your landscaping will depend on the space. Small saplings grow into large trees – you need to choose plants that will fit comfortable in your yard and not interfere with your home, pool, plumbing and other features on your property.
What function do you want from your plants? Whether you want trees for shade and privacy, or a vegetable garden for sustainable living, this all plays into the types of plants that will function in your landscape design.
Some plants are simple to grow. Native plants tend to be easier to maintain since they naturally thrive in the region where you live; for example, trying to maintain tropical foliage in a desert region is difficult. If you want easy maintenance, choose plants that do well in your type of climate and require little pruning or other maintenance.
Plants that add beauty to your landscaping is important. The colors, shapes and textures all add to your overall landscaping appearance. Choosing plants that fit your aesthetic tastes and meet the other three considerations are the most desirable.
To design a landscaped yard that is functional, beautiful and easy to maintain, you need the right plants and landscaping expertise. Talk to your local landscaper to find the best plants that will fit your needs.
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Pannone’s Lawn Pros & Landscaping
Cumming, GA 30041