Adding new plants to your landscape beds can energize your property in Michigan, giving it a breath of fresh air. The task is exciting and, at times, overwhelming, making it easy just to start grabbing what looks pretty in the moment. However, it's important to take a step back. Plants require different conditions to thrive, so you'll need to consider three things before purchasing flora for your landscape beds. First, you should consider what soil conditions a plant needs to thrive. Plants should be compatible with the soil available in your landscape beds, otherwise, they might not grow strong and healthy. Before buying, you'll also need to consider how much sun hits your landscape beds. Some plants may prefer partial shade, and others may bloom best in areas with constant sun exposure. Lastly, you should select plants that match the color scheme you want for your landscape beds. For example, if you are looking to craft a colorful landscape bed, you can pick plants that bloom in different colors and arrange the flora in a way that fits your desired aesthetic.
1. Choose plants that can thrive in the soil conditions available in your landscape beds.
Soil conditions are an extremely important factor to consider when adding new plants to your landscape beds. In Michigan, soil varies depending on the region. So, you'll want to determine which of the many soil types exist in your landscape beds.
Then, you'll want to select plants that can thrive in those soil conditions. Plants that are compatible with the soil in your landscape beds have the potential to grow healthy and strong, rejuvenating the area. By carefully selecting these plants, you can get a step closer to achieving beautiful, healthy landscape beds.
2. Choose plants that can withstand the sun exposure available in your landscape beds.
When adding new plants to your landscape beds, you'll come across some that fare better in shady areas and some that need more sunlight to flourish. Because of how plants vary, you'll want to choose plants that can withstand the amount of sun — or lack of sun — available in your landscape beds. Plants, like humans, are unique and what fits one won't always fit another!
Choosing plants that can thrive with the amount of sun exposure available in your landscape beds can help your plants grow strong and healthy. This will help prevent plants from perishing and help to create beautiful landscape beds to show off.
Hydrangeas grow best in areas with partial sun. Other plants like ornamental grasses may prefer sunny areas instead.
3. Pick plants that match the color scheme you want for your landscape beds.
When visitors and passersby see your property, your landscape will serve as a first impression. After all, the plants in your landscape beds are the first thing anyone will see when visiting. To prevent any eyesores, you should pick plants that match the color scheme you want for your landscape beds during your renovations.
If you're looking to make your property and landscape beds stand out, you may want to select plants that bloom in different colors. Then, you'll want to spread the colorful plants throughout the landscape beds, to prevent a cluster of one color. When you carefully select and place plants, you can create lively landscape beds. All it really takes is a slight eye for detail and a lot of research.
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It's true that landscape beds can change your property's appeal and appearance. So, if you're looking to add some life to your beds, call us at (616) 293-0361 to schedule our landscape installation and renovation service. At Rose Landscape Services, we service properties in Grand Rapids, Ada, Cascade, and other surrounding areas in Michigan.