Submitted By: Lee Lawn & Tree
When it comes to designing your outdoor space, it’s all about personal style and what works well with the architect of your home or business. Some questions to ask yourself are you looking for something simple, easy to maintain or do you want to make a statement with a focus feature? Maybe your wondering how to pick the best plants for your location and how to maintain them for years of enjoyment.
Below are some tips to consider as you research landscape ideas:
- Determine the best location for plants – sun, shade, or partial sun/shade.
- Considering picking native plants that adapt well to the sandy soil.
- Use a root stabilizer to help with transplanting and avoiding root shock to your new plants.
- Consider the mature size of the plant before choosing location to avoid over planting.
- Apply fresh much to hinder weed growth cool soil temperature and retain moisture. When installing mulch, don’t apply to plant stems or roots as this can lead to root rot.
- Avoid overwatering. This can cause plants to become more susceptible to disease.
- Install rain sensor to help manage overwatering.
- Avoid planting in compacted soil with rocks or shells that don’t drain properly. Proper drainage is essential to plant survival as most of our plants need “dry feet” to survive.
Following these tips can help you choose the right plants, trees, or shrubs that will help bring your outdoor space concept to life. The key is to determine how you will use the outdoor space then create a design that matches your intended use. By doing your research on the type of plants that would work best for your space, you’ll create a successful extension of your home.