Landscape design is a service that you want to research before you contact a service. This article will help to explore why you should work with a professional instead of trying to do it yourself. Part one of
Plant Growth Rates and Landscape Design
Okay, so let’s say you’ve gone to your garden shop or home improvement center and picked out a few plants. You plant them, and you think you’re more than generous with the amount of space each of them is going to need to grow. Then a few months later, you notice that you’re trimming your plants a lot. Why? Well, you didn’t really realize how much certain plants can grow. Look at a bougainvillea or a lantana for example. If they have ample water and sunlight, both of these plants can grow everywhere, and grow at a quick rate. Your landscape design company will know what to plant and what not to plant.
Living in Arizona, we don’t really have to worry about kudzu as it doesn’t grow here, but both lantana and bougainvillea do grow here and grow quite well. You ruefully start investing in garden tools and garden tool sharpeners, both of which could have been avoided if you had just contacted a landscape design company in Prescott, AZ. However, it isn’t just the amount your plants can choke each other out. It’s also about what your plants need where water is concerned.
Landscape Design: Planting Water Compatible Plants
We’ve said it before in some of our other blog posts, but you can’t plant something like a golden barrel cactus that needs very little water near a rose which needs a lot of water. Besides the fact that it will look more than a little odd, one plant will thrive and the other one will die. Landscape design is also about placement. You place plants that work well with each other both by looks and by water consumption. Part two of this series will explore some effective strategies of how to place your plants, and where you can plant them.
Green Servpro is a landscape design company serving the Greater Phoenix Area.
Green ServPro LLC
600 W. Ray Rd. Suite B2
Prescott AZ 85225