When planning a landscape, there are many factors to consider. If you fail to consider such factors, you are likely to pay for unnecessary expenses for additional work arising in the future. Thus, before you begin buying plants for your landscaping project, take into account the following helpful tips:
How to plan your home landscape
Understand requirements of the plants
The fact that some plants look great in the nursery does not mean that they will work well in your landscape. You should check the plant to find out its climate requirements and soil needs. Also, you should know the amount of sun exposure the plant can withstand. Take into account the ultimate size when it is full grown to find out whether it will fit in your landscape. Ensure you have adequate space available to allow every plant to attain its full potential.
Create a theme
You may easily fall in love with a broad range of plants, and you end up purchasing them for the garden. However, lack of plant continuity or them may result in having a hodgepodge landscape, which is difficult to maintain and unattractive. If you want to have some plants in your landscape, then you should have a theme. In this way, even if you plant the plants throughout the garden, you will have your garden put together.
Plant to appropriate depth
The majority of home gardeners plant plants too deep. This makes the plant to die after a few months. This is the case with trees that begin to die as soon as they become mature as a result of being planted too deep. Other than ruining your landscape design, having the trees removed and then replacing them with the new trees can be very costly.
Select well-drained soil
One of the leading causes of root rot in plants is poor draining soil. It is advisable to amend your soil by adding organic matter to create good drainage. Moreover, you improve root growth. If you want to grow native plants, you are advised to amend your soil with pumice or sand.
Improper pruning makes a landscape to look unattractive. Moreover, it weakens the plants. You should avoid pruning plants into a ball-like shape. Never assume that a dormant tree is dead. If a tree has branches that are pliable and quite difficult to break, then it is alive. However, if it has dry branches that break easily, then it is dead.