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How to Choose the Best Plants for Your Yard

Posted by San Diego Landscaper on Tuesday, 18 August , 2020
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Sprucing up your garden or landscaping? You probably have a vision in mind, but there is a lot to consider before you start planting. Effective landscaping goes beyond what colors and plants look nice together. As professional landscape designers, we’ve learned a lot from plotting out gardens and other plant life throughout San Diego. Here are a few factors to keep in mind.

  • Amount of Sunlight

Consider where the plants are going. How much sunlight does that area get? Some plants need shady areas to survive, while others thrive in the sunshine. Look into this before choosing what you’re going to include in your landscape design.

  • Size

How much land are you working with? A huge, flowering bush may overpower a small garden design, while a handful of small succulents may get lost in a larger space. In addition, the size of the plant when you first buy it may not be its final form.

  • Lifespan

Different plants have different lifespans. Some, called annuals, last for only one season. This is perfect if you want to switch up the design of your garden each year. If you’re looking for something that will come back season after season, look into biennials and perennials.

  • Bloom Time

You may notice tons of mums in the fall, daffodils in the spring, and brilliantly colored flowers in the summer. This is because plants have different bloom times. When designing a garden, consider incorporating plants that bloom in different seasons, so your landscaping’s natural beauty is there all year round.

  • Wildlife Nearby

If your neighborhood is notorious for certain pests, keep that in mind when choosing what to put in your garden. Some plants and flowers are especially attractive for various creatures who may end up eating the garden you’ve worked so hard on.

  • Colors

Lastly, once you’ve worked out all the logistics, it’s time to focus on aesthetics! What colors will coordinate together in your landscape design? Do they complement the color of your home? How is the final result going to look?

As San Diego landscape designers, we know the climate, the most popular flowers, and what will probably work for your yard. We’ve done professional garden design for homes all over San Diego and beyond. We can help you choose the best plants for your garden; just give us a call! 619-334-9464

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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