Living Landscaping for Grantham
Living landscaping is always changing. From yearly bloom cycles, to growth into maturity, plants such as trees, shrubs and flowers are always in some sort of transition. This condition makes landscape planning for your Grantham home both educational and enjoyable.
As you lay out your plan for new landscaping, keep in mind what type of plant you want in certain areas. Trees and shrubs can sometimes grow quite large and can become central features of your yard. Depending on their shape and size, some trees can provide shade and privacy. Smaller shrubs, flowers, and grasses can add variety of shape and texture to otherwise bland outdoor spaces. Ground covers are great for filling up empty shaded portions of plant beds.
When it comes to flowers, some come back every year (perennials) while others are planted fresh each season (annuals). Assigning some beds to perennials and others to annuals is a strategy that allows you to rotate Grantham flower varieties and color on a yearly basis. Color schemes can also be tweaked to complement your house as well as surrounding landscaping.
Beyond adding beauty, living landscaping adds stability to soil. Root structures fortify the earth around them and provide a useful answer to erosion, especially on hills and embankments. At J.C.B., we love consulting with Grantham homeowners on potential planting schemes and then executing them. If you have questions or ideas on how to best infuse new life into your landscape this year, please give us a call!