It’s not enough to just like the look of a plant and assume that it will be fine growing in your yard. You need to spend time researching plants that are a good fit in terms of weather and soil conditions. You also need to choose plants that look good together and that you are easily able to care for.
Not doing the research that is needed can mean that you have a yard that looks unbalanced, that looks dull at certain times of year or that is simply full of dead plants. Dying plants is the worst-case scenario but it can happen if you make bad buying decisions. There are several things you need to think about when choosing plants to purchase for your yard.
What type of soil do you have?
Each plant is best suited to certain types of soil, such as sandy soil or clay soil. When choosing a plant for your landscape you need to make sure that it is likely to thrive in the type of soil that you have in your yard. Alternatively, you can use containers filled with the right type of soil. This may be a good idea in yards where the soil is unsuited to a lot of different plants.
What is the weather like where you live?
The weather conditions across the US are varied. You may live in the north where plants need to be able to withstand colder conditions like these plants in Frederick for example, or in a desert region where plants need to be able to thrive even when moisture levels are low. Not taking into account the weather where you live means there is a good chance you will choose plants that fail to thrive.
How can you make your yard beautiful at all times?
Most landscapes look better when the sun is out because the colors really shine. This does not mean that your yard cannot still look beautiful when the weather is not as good. Remember to check the flowering season for plants before you buy them. Choose some plants that bloom in each season of the year so that you always have color in your outside space.
Where should you place plants?
There are some plants that like a lot of water so they should be placed close to water sources, such as rainwater drainage spots. Making sure they are closer to your home also makes it easier to water them when necessary. Plants that like full sunlight should be placed as far away from the shade of trees and outhouses as possible. When you are thinking about the best spot for a particular plant, you should also pay attention to its maximum size, if you do not want to be faced with replanting as it grows.
Take your time when choosing plants for your landscape. It’s better to do this than to make rash choices which result in having to replace dying plants or deal with a yard that is only attractive for a fraction of the year.