Here in Bucks County it’s always that time of year for beautiful landscaping. You may have just bought a house or you want to freshen up what you already have. Either way, it’s important to know that there is much more knowledge needed to landscape your home than you may realize. Improper landscaping will lead to lost money through the years as plants and shrubs need to be replaced.
Many elements need to be considered when choosing plants for your landscape. Sunlight, soil, and climate are among the most important. There are many different plants to choose from, and they all have different needs. It can be very overwhelming for a homeowner to choose plants, shrubs, and trees. They come in varying heights; they bloom during different times of the spring and summer, and of course require different amounts of sunlight. Professional landscape designers are trained to look at a house and the surrounding land. They will study which parts get the most sun and will choose the appropriate plants for a landscape that will thrive in all seasons. They are experts and know exactly where to place plants, trees, shrubs, and even walkways. Professional landscape designers can make a landscape look beautiful all year long, with very little maintenance from you. Carefully choosing the right combination of blooming plants and trees for the spring, flowers for the summer, beautiful color changing trees for the fall and evergreen shrubs for the winter is a difficult task to accomplish. Professional landscape designers will also try to make your landscape as maintenance free as possible for you.
Choosing perennial plants is an easy way to have your favorite plants come back year after year. In most cases, the plants will come back bigger and more abundant every year. Annuals are nice to plant and usually add a nice splash of color, but the right combination of perennials will take the need away from the homeowners to purchase new plants every year. It will save the homeowner money down the road if the landscape design is done right the first time. It will provide many years of beauty and will add value and curb appeal to your home.