Different Plant Borders Suitable For Your Property

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When you are interested in using plants as a border for your property, you need to consider several options. Each plant species will have their own advantages, which is why you need more information about ones that will grow in your area. Once you obtain some additional information, it will become easier to choose the appropriate plants to border your property.

Native Plants

How much time you can devote to your plants will be one of the determining factors for the species you choose. When you do not have a lot of time, it is best to choose plants that are native to your area. These plants are already acclimated to the rain amounts, soil and insects that can hinder the growth of some plants.

To determine the right plant species, you first need to choose a subtype such as bushes, trees or flowers. Choosing a subtype will help you narrow down your decision, especially when you have a larger border area you are trying to create.

It is also important to consider the distance that the plants will spread in both length and width, since this will help you choose the number of plants you need for your border. For example, some bushes become wider as they grow, so you would only need a few plants to start with. As the years go on, the plants will become larger and the plants will become a solid boundary line for your property.

Growth Times

When your plan for your border includes flowers, you need to understand their growth times. Some plants grow for specific amounts of times before they die, which could lead to you having an open space you do not want along the edge of your flower border. With this in mind, you want to avoid annuals, since they will die after one season.

Biennials are a good choice when you want to change out your plants every few years. Most biennials grow for an average of two seasons before they die.

Perennials, on the other hand, will continue to grow each season. One factor to consider when you pick perennials for your border is that at the end of their growth cycle, the top portions of the plants die until the next growing season begins.

To help prevent your border from having gaps, you want to choose a mixture of flowers that bloom at different times throughout the year. For example, you can plant spring blooming flowers in front and fall blooming ones in the back; this way you always have a flower border for your property.

Determining which plants you want for your border will take some knowledge and time. To help with this process, you should consult a landscaper like one from Randles Landscape & Design in your area. These individuals can help you choose the appropriate plant species to create a unique border around your property.

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