An easy way to bring life and personality to your property is to add some vibrant color to your landscape. Here are a few great options to consider if you're looking to install some colorful plants on your property here in Michigan. Hydrangeas are a type of shrub that grow clusters of flowers in a variety of bright colors. Japanese maples are unique-looking trees with brilliant red leaves. Daylilies produce large, trumpet-shaped flowers that can be yellow, orange, pink, white, and many other colors.
Hydrangea bushes are colorful and summery.
Hydrangeas are a type of deciduous shrub that has an old-fashioned charm and summery appearance. These shrubs grow large clusters of flowers that can be almost any shade of pink, purple, blue, red, or yellow. In fact, a single hydrangea bush can have multiple different colors of flowers on it. The best time of year to plant a hyrdrangea bush is in the fall because these plants struggle to bloom in the heat; planting them in the fall gives them plenty of time to establish strong root systems and have a chance to bloom before the summer comes. In ideal conditions, a hydrangea bush can grow up to 6 feet wide, so you should plant your bushes a few feet apart if you are planting more than one. Hydrangeas typically prefer partial sun, although some varieties are more tolerant of heavier sun exposure. Most hydrangeas will thrive in fertile, well-drained soil that is regularly moistened.
It is important to plant your hydrangeas in the early morning or late afternoon in order to prevent heat stress.
Japanese maple trees are vibrant and unique.
Japanese maples are a type of maple tree that will give your landscape a unique and elegant look. These trees typically grow to about 15 or 20 feet tall and have a thinner, more delicate structure than traditional maple trees. The leaves of Japanese maple trees can range from a vibrant red color to a more reddish-purple hue. Japanese maple trees prefer to be planted in a location that receives full sun, which can also intensify the color of their leaves. These trees need to be watered very deeply, but not very often. It is best to prune your Japanese maple tree in the late winter before its leaf buds begin to open.
Daylilies are bold and low-maintenance.
Daylilies are perennial flowers that produce large, trumpet-shaped flowers. These flowers can be many different colors, such as a summery pink or a bold orange. This plant got its name from the fact that its blooms only open up for about a day before closing up again. Daylilies are known for being remarkably low-maintenance plants that are very easy to grow; they are virtually immune to diseases and pests and are able to survive drought, uneven sun exposure, and poor soil. It is best to plant your daylilies in the early fall, at least 6 weeks before the first frost. Daylilies do not require fertilization but do tend to thrive when watered about once a week.
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Adding colorful plants to your garden can give your landscape a vibrancy that wasn't there before. With our softscapes and plantings service, our team at Rose Landscape Services can upgrade your property by installing almost any plant you want, including any of the plants listed above. For the last 19 years, we have offered this service to the property owners in Grand Rapids, Ada, Cascade, and nearby cities in Michigan. If you are interested in taking your landscape to the next level, give us a call at (616) 293-0361 to sign up for our softscapes and plantings service today!