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Title: How to choose right plants for garden

How to choose the right plants for your garden
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  • Choosing the right plants for your garden varies
    from your personal preferences to the plants that
    can be grown in the given space and climate.
  • Before you decide on the plants, be sure to make
    a plan.
  • Expenses Your budget is the most important
    thing. How much the plants will cost? What kind
    of fertilizers will they need? Will they need any
    special maintenance service that can only be
    provided by landscaping companies? Once your
    budget is defined, you can move on other
    important things.
  • Space Sometimes when you get a plant at home,
    you forget to analyze how big it will grow when
    its full size. Make sure you are aware of the
    space you can afford for each plant when it
    matures and attains full size.
  • Climatic conditions What are the climatic
    conditions of your area? How suitable is it for
    the plant you choose? How much attention does it
    need in each season? You have to get all the
    information from the nursery or you can also get
    a lesson from a lawn care company.

Availability How easily are the pesticides,
manure and fertilizers for your plant available?
Do they need anything special that is not
commonly available at nurseries and lawn care
companies? Once you have taken care of the
basics, we can move to the type of plants you can
choose to have in your garden. There are
different types of plants and trees you can plant
in your garden and get a beautiful and refreshing
look. 1.Plants around the perimeter For the
perimeter of the house choose small trees and
shrubs that look good year-round and remain
small. Place them so that they wont grow into
the house or damage the foundation with their
roots. Avoid entrances and windows as they may
block them when they are mature.

2.Trees When choosing trees, first decide on
their placement in your garden and then
accordingly choose the tree with the right
height, width, form and color. You should also
determine if you want fruit or berries or flower
yielding trees. Trees can be evergreen or
deciduous. Evergreens are great for spots that
need green year-round while deciduous will offer
more variety, changing their look with each
season, and offering beautiful leaves, flowers,
and fruit. 3.Shrubs Shrubs and shrub borders
are low-maintenance alternatives to flower
borders. Like trees, shrubs are also evergreen
and deciduous. They can fill a landscape with
flowers, fragrance and colors. When choosing a
shrub, consider characteristics like size, flower
or berries, bloom time, leaf form and seasonal
color. 4.Groundcovers Ground covers require
less maintenance than the lawn. They are thick
and grow vigorously. They help keeping weeds away
and need less water. But beware of the
over-vigorous ground covers as they tend to choke
out the less aggressive plants.
Perennials and Annuals Perennials bloom year
after year, for a season or at least for two
weeks, depending on the variety. They are more
expensive initially, but save money over time.
Annuals on the other hand are less expensive than
perennials initially, but they die after one year
and hence need replacement. Vines They are the
best to make the most out of a small garden as
they use little ground space. They add greenery
and colors to your walls and tree trunks. When
you choose an annual or perennial vine, see to
how it attaches itself to its support. Some vines
twine while others grow out tendrils. There are
some that cling. The clinging types are somewhat
permanent and are suitable only for brick, stone,
and other surfaces that are virtually
maintenance-free. Before selecting any type of
plants or trees, be sure to visit a nursery or a
lawn care company and get complete information on
sun, soil, and water requirements of the plants.
You should also learn about how long the plant
blooms, what the flowers and leaves look like,
any diseases or pests that threaten them, when
the trees drop their leaves and over what period
of time, their seasonal colors and suitability to
your climate. Its great to have exotic plants
and flowers in your garden but you need to ensure
that you have the time, money and tools to take
care of your precious plants.
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