101 Stunning Front Yard Landscaping Ideas With Beautiful Flowers

Stunning Front Yard Landscaping Ideas With Beautiful Flowers 48

Choosing the Right Flowering Shrubs
When choosing flowering shrubs for your next gardening or landscaping project, an important thing to consider when selecting a certain variety of shrub is the amount of maintenance you will need in order to keep the shrubs looking nice. Some varieties of shrubs can be planted and almost forgotten as far as maintenance. Other varieties can be the complete opposite, and will take hours of your time every month just to keep them alive. It is important to do some research before deciding which type of shrubs you are going to select for your next project.

The first factor to consider is the climate that you live in. Plants that are native to a region will always do better than plants that aren’t native to a region. For example, planting a palm tree along your deck in Wisconsin is not going to be very rewarding further along down the road. Obviously most people wouldn’t do this, but the same concept applies to other less obvious situations. If you live in a region that receives ten inches of rain per year, you probably do not want to buy a plant that comes from the rain forest. It is certainly possible you could keep the plant alive, but you will spend much less time and resources on a plant that grows naturally in the climate you are in. The same goes for sun or shade loving plants. If you are in a region that is cloudy most of the time, you will be better off using shrubs that are shade loving.

Another important factor to consider is location. Where is the shrub going? Look at the location where the shrub will be planted. Is it next to water? Is it in the sun or the shade most of the day? What is the soil like? These are all things to consider. Some shrubs do better in full sun, some in full shade, and some do best in something in between. Consider the amount of water you will need for the plant. Think of a cactus verses a fern. Cacti require almost no watering, while some ferns require a constant water source. Also, different types of shrubs are going to require different types of soil. Some shrubs can only grow in soil that drains well. If you have soil with a lot of clay in it and choose a plant that requires well drained soil, you are going to need to buy various additives to make the soil appropriate for the plant. Consider going with a variety of shrub that can live in the type of soil you have if this is the case.

Once you have all this information, head over to your local nursery and tell them the criteria for the type of flowering shrub you want. They are usually very knowledgeable and can help you find the best shrub for your project.

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