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How to Choose the Right Plants for Your Landscape Design Project

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How to Choose the Right Plants for Your Landscape Design Project

Landscape design projects can be a fun and rewarding investment. Not only does professional landscaping bring beauty to the exterior of your house, but it also adds value curb appeal to your home. Although there are many parts of your landscaping to consider, plants are one of the most important. Plants can put the final touch on your landscaping design. Choosing the right plants for your landscape design project will help the environment and wildlife around your home thrive in ways you didn’t know were possible. From design techniques to location tips, hiring a professional to help you choose the right plants will bring your landscape project design to the next level. 

 

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What plants work best for different climates?

With so many plants to choose from, it can become overwhelming to select which will work best for your home’s environment. However, it’s incredibly important to understand which plants can thrive in different climates and seasons throughout the year. Luckily, there are a variety of plants that survive through the entire year with proper care and maintenance.

Flowers and Bushes

When choosing plants for your landscaping design, flowers and bushes can bring a pop of color to your landscape design. We always recommend perennials for clients who live in the Mid South because these plants simply come back year after year. Whether you choose a perennial shrub or flower, most perennial plants are low maintenance and easy to take care of throughout each season of the year. Our team of professionals can help give tips and tricks for providing the correct amount of sunlight and shade to perennial plants. Perennials we love are:

  • Daylilies

  • Hydrangeas

  • Purple coneflowers

  • Hibiscuses 

Trees

Whether you want more shade in your backyard or are interested in adding a pop of color to your landscape design, trees are a great way to add depth and versatility to your landscape design. From evergreen trees to beautiful blooms, we love helping our clients select ways to incorporate different types of trees for every season of the year.

 

READ MORE:  Guide to Planting in the Mid-South 

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How can a professional landscape artist help?

When starting a landscape design project, you may run across a variety of problems when attempting to tackle the task on your own. This is why hiring a professional landscape artist can help relieve you from spending extra money and time on your landscaping. 

 

Drainage Problems

If you are in the process of selecting the ideal plants for your landscape, drainage is an important aspect to consider. Whether you are interested in installing a new flower bed or just want to add a few plants to your backyard, drainage problems can occur no matter the location. Our team of landscaping experts can help face these problems head on with a variety of solutions such as retaining walls, automated irrigation systems, and more.

 

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3 Things to Consider When Choosing Plants for Your Landscape Design

Whether you are starting from scratch on your landscape design project or are adding a few of your favorite plants to your current layout, there are a few things you need to consider when choosing the right plants for your yard. Creating a plant plan beforehand can save you a lot of time and money and help you select plants that will thrive in your landscaping.

1. Choose the right location for the right plant.

Location is everything when it comes to the plants you choose for your yard. Without paying close attention to your plants’ needs, you may end up spending more hours and stress with extra maintenance and dying plants. The right place for the right plant can be found by learning about the plants you choose to include in your garden or landscape design. A few things to consider when choosing a location for your plants are:

  • Soil and drainage

  • Exposure to extreme weather

  • Possible obstructions

  • Sunlight 

  • Water accessibility

2. Think about maintenance.

If you invest your money into landscaping, you will need to invest your time as well. Taking proper care of your plants and keeping up with a regular maintenance schedule will help your investment to continue thriving. Landscape maintenance helps keep your yard looking beautiful and staying healthy all year long.

3. Use colors for landscaping.

If you want to make your landscaping stand out, consider using colors in your design project. There are a multitude of flowers, shrubs, trees, and more that can add a unique flair to your home. Our team can help you select plants that will bring color to your landscape design year round.

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Landscape Design at Mid South Irrigation

Choosing the right plants for your landscape design project doesn’t have to be difficult with the help of our landscaping experts at Mid South Irrigation and Landscape. We work to provide each of our clients with a customized landscape design project to make all of your landscaping dreams become a reality.

 

Ready to get started on your landscaping project? Contact us today to schedule a consultation. 

 

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Posted by Jesse Wisley at 8:20 AM

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