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Learn About The Art of Plant Design For Your Yard

Posted by San Diego Landscaper on Wednesday, 3 April , 2019

With spring upon us, many homeowners are anxious to get into their yards, lay out a few plants, and get busy with their gardens.

There’s much more involved, however, than simply randomly installing a few plants here and there to get the most of your plant’s foliage, flowers, and fragrance…and your hard work.

In this issue, the professional San Diego landscape designers with Juniper Landscape will share a few secrets of the trade so that you can get the most out of your plants.

If you’d like us to look at your yard and put together a plan that will definitely make your yard stand out from the others, we’d love to speak with you.  Just get in touch with us by calling (619) 334-9464 or sending an email.

What should I consider when selecting plants for my yard?

The design of your planting is just as important as the plants themselves. Unfortunately, design or layout is often overlooked by many DIY-ers.

  • Size matters.
    For example, if you want to place your plants in a row at the edge of a walkway, it’s best to use low-growing plants in the front row. Ideally, these plants should be low maintenance, but still, look full.
  • Think about how the color will appear.
    For the most part, the color of a plant’s foliage will depend greatly upon the intensity of the sun and the time of the year. For example, spring is synonymous with pink and yellow, while reds and golds become more popular in the late summer as the sunlight strengthens.
  • Don’t forget your nose.
    Fragrant plants need to be placed close to the house. That way, you, your family, and your guests are sure to smell them when entering the home.
  • Invite the pollinators.
    As we admire their beauty, it’s easy to forget that gardens are intricate ecosystems. The key to their thriving is the work of pollinators, like butterflies, birds, and bees. These creatures are very important to the survival of your garden and those nearby, so select plants that will attract them.

For personalized ideas and help with your garden and yard, call Juniper Landscape Company.

If you’d like to talk about which plants will most benefit your individual landscape, just give us a call. We’ll guide you through the entire process.

For more information about how our expert team can work with you, call Juniper Landscape Company at 619-334-9464 or you can reach us via email.


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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