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Putting the Right Plant in the Right Place

Whether you do it yourself or hire a company like ours, landscaping design and installation is an investment of your time and money into your property. Done well it can be a wise investment – with the payout being increased beauty and higher property values. Read on to learn about common landscaping mistakes and how to avoid them.

Put the Right Plant…

Landscaping Advice

A common expression in landscaping is “Put the Right Plant in the Right Place.” I don’t know who coined it, but it is certainly good advice. To me selecting the right plant is all about considering your site – how much sun is present? Is the soil wet or dry? Are there deer? The more thought you put into choosing a plant for your property the more likely you are to get a good result.

In the Right Place

Second part of Landscaping Advice

Once you have a plant that will thrive in your conditions, make sure you put it somewhere that it will work for the long haul. Consider the architectural features of your house – the elevation of your windows, distance between the house and front walkway, and the mature size of the plant relative to its placement. Lots of plants look small at the nursery but can become quite large over time.

And Take Care of It.

This is my addition to the advice. Once you’ve taken the time to select the right plant and put it in a good location, you need to take care of your investment. Plant it correctly, fertilize and mulch, and provide supplemental water for at least the first several seasons to help it get established.

Need help selecting the right plant for the right place? Contact Bright Leaf Landscaping by filling out our online contact form or call us at at 919-619-4460. Landscape design and installation are our expertise, and we are always happy to meet with new clients to discuss potential projects!