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You Too Can Have A Beautiful Yard, With These Simple Steps!

Posted by San Diego Landscaper on Wednesday, 27 January , 2016
bedding, plants, san diego

One of the most important things you can do when adding bedding plants is to space them properly.  Many homeowners try to cram too many plants into a small space or spread their plants too far apart, resulting in an unsightly grouping.  In order to space your plants properly, there are several tips it is important for you to follow, including:

  • Learn the proper spacing for the plants you purchase. Whether you start them from seeds or buy saplings, every plant has a recommended spacing guide.  You can find this information on seed packets, on the insert included with your purchased plant, or from the nursery where you buy.  Write this information down and refer to it when you place the plants in the beds.
  • Leave room for growth. One of the biggest mistakes homeowners make is planting for current size without leaving enough room for future growth.  You can find out, with a little research, just how big the plant is likely to be.  It may help to create a model of the full plant size from cardboard or some other flexible material to place in the bed so you can see how much room the plant will take when it is fully grown.
  • Plant to the proper depth. Many homeowners also plant their new shoots too deeply or too shallowly for good plant health.  Shrubs and trees should be planted so that the trunk is actually below ground level, rather than creating the “mulch volcano” commonly seen when new trees are placed.  Smaller plants may need to be placed in shallower holes in order for their roots to reach the right nutrients.
  • Cover with the right material. Most plants will benefit from mulch, but some need newspaper or canvas to hold in moisture.  Covering plants with the right material helps them stay healthy and prevents dehydration.  It also helps prevent certain infestations that can harm your plants.

Following the right tips for planting your bedding plants may take some time and research, but you will ultimately benefit from healthy and beautiful landscape elements.  If you have questions about your yard or how to create the perfect landscape, contact Juniper Landscape Company today.  We will work with you to create the right balance of plants, hardscape, grass and other outdoor features to make your yard a thing of beauty and pleasure.

Juniper Landscape Company is a provider of professional landscaping services in San Diego, we strive to make San Diego a beautiful place by doing business with integrity and creativity.


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