Landscape designHow a Landscaper Chooses the Right Trees, Shrubs, and Flowers

August 6, 2016
A professional landscaper meticulously designs your landscape; every single plant is hand chosen and planted in the best area to promote plant health and longevity.

Nothing’s more relaxing than getting outside and enjoying the fresh air while you plant a new flower bed or tree. However, when it comes to designing your entire landscape yourself, there’s a lot that can go wrong. We’ve all probably experienced walking into a nursery and walking out with a cartload of jaw-droppingly beautiful shrubs and flowers. However, without the proper know-how, these beautiful plants may end up wilted and your time and money wasted. Here are a few things a professional landscaper takes into account when coming up with your landscape design.

Plant Choice

You may see a Boxwood in a nursery and decide that it is perfect for your front yard. In fact, this Boxwood may work fine, but a landscaper may know of another nursery that has a better variety that holds up better against disease or frost. There’s no way you could know about this unless you did extensive research and visited several nurseries. And in today’s busy world, who has time for that? However, it’s a landscaper’s job to know all about the different varieties of plants, who carries them, and what will work best for the exact spot you’re planning on planting in your yard.

Specimen Selection

Another thing a landscaper can do for you is choose the best available specimen, so you don’t end up wasting your money on a specimen that is not top quality. A landscaper knows how to look for hidden problems like poor structure, girdling roots, and infections and infestations. Having your specimen chosen by a professional can save you lots of money and frustration in the future and ensure that your property looks its best.

Proper Planting

Did you know that improper planting is one of the top reasons that plants die? Even after a decade, a plant could fail due to improper planting. Your landscaper knows exactly how deep and wide a hole should be, what soil requirements a plant has, and where in your yard it should be planted for the right amount of sunlight and moisture. These are all things your landscaper considers when planning out your design.

Get in Touch With Pinehurst Landscape Company

At Pinehurst Landscape Company, we value the craftsmanship of artisan stonework and custom garden design. With over 50 years of experience in landscape design, we’ve learned how to tread the delicate balance between functional and stylish Our award-winning garden designers are committed to working one-on-one with you to create a comprehensive design that thoughtfully attends to your personal needs and individual tastes. Contact us to schedule a consultation today! If you like our work, consider following us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Linkedin, and Google+.
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