Looking for an easy landscaping design? Well, before that, let’s keep in mind, that you don’t have to grow a water plant in a desert garden.
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While this is an obvious fact, it’s true for many other plants too; e.g. several rock garden plants are disturbed when tucking into rich loamy garden beds and several prairie plants won’t flourish in waterlogged soil.
How would you know whether a plant will flourish in your landscape? It’s all about right place, right plant! Experts from Amico share a modern gardening philosophy of growing plants in a spot where they will flourish naturally, needing minimal care from the gardener.
As a result, you can get a landscape that’s a cakewalk to maintain.
Advantages of Right Place, Right Plant
When you grow the right plant in the right place, providing it almost ideal thriving conditions, many things occur, including:
- Plants get established soon, growing and bulking up
- Root system of plants become healthy and their top growth continues steadily
- Plants can survive attacks of diseases and insects, whereas plants in a wrong place have their immune system compromised; thus if a bug arrives, they are ripe for the infection.
You’ll make the biggest investment when you’ll choose right place for the right plant in your garden. The key to success in this concept is planning.
The more time you invest in planning before planting, the less time you have to spend in maintaining your landscapes. You will be a greener and smarter gardener who can save money too.
Some plants require full sun to flourish while others need shade. You can be the most successful gardener if you are aware of what type of light your yard provides.
To find this, observe the sun as it pours on your landscape areasand make notes. Checking it every hour is ideal. Thus, when it’s mentioned ‘partial shade’ on a plant’s tag, you will have the knowledge if your yard provides this condition.
Take Soil into Consideration
Another factor plants need to grow their best is the right soil type. A great thing about soil is you can make changes to it. For example, you are able to make clay soil which is more porous, slow-draining and becomes faster-draining when added with organic matter, such as compost.
Or you can generate a totally different type of soil in your landscape creating and filling raised beds.
When a wrong type of soil is chosen for a plant, the results are mixed. In worst cases, the plant dies. In best cases, it survives but with dreary results.
Every type of soil favours a different range of plants. Before you start creating a complete change in soil, research the types of plants you can grow in the soil you already have. You may find an idea of designing a still more delightful landscape.
You will find the information on the plant tags about how large the plant will grow in ideal conditions. Plan for these conditions and site plants accordingly, offering them plenty of room to spread and ample headspace for growing upright.
Taller plants when planted in the right place can create a privacy screen or a stunning backdrop for other plants, whereas they look horrible when planted in a wrong place. On the other hand, too small plant can be dwarfed by other plantings around it and vanish from view.
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Consider Colour and Texture
Experts at https://amico.com.au/our-services/landscaping-irrigation/ also advise that while considering plants, you should consider colours of flowers and leaves too and how they clash or blend with present landscape.
Choosing colours from the same colour family is an easy way to succeed. This is more workable in front yard gardens, where you want to make your guests’ first impression great about your home.