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The beauty of any New Jersey landscape depends largely on the plantings it contains. Plants and trees of different species must be placed strategically to achieve balance, texture, color, and harmony -- the most important factors to consider in a landscape design.

The Best Places to Install Different Types of Plantings

We at White Birch Landscape Design, LLC know that plantings naturally enhance the beauty of any landscape. However, it is important to be aware of the correct type and where you should install them to achieve a beautiful, breathtaking landscape.

As with anything else, good planning is the key to a lush, green landscape. Save yourself from planting, rooting, and replanting by planning ahead. It is recommended that you take a picture of your house and landscape so that you can see which colors you wish to accentuate. Then, draw a sketch of your landscape and assign plants to specific areas.

Remember that a variety adds life. An area with nothing but shrubs can be dull and boring. Same goes if you fill your landscape with just one color of flowering plants.

Here’s a list of our suggested plantings and the areas where they are best installed:

  • Shrubs. Shrubs are effective backgrounds for any landscape. You can plant rows of them to line the front of your house, the side of your fence, or to separate one area from another. However, they must always be trimmed to keep them from being overcrowded. Alder, False Indigo, and Spicebush are suggested for your NJ landscape.
  • Ground covers. Ground covers provide a unifying effect to a landscape. It is suggested that you use the same variety to line flower beds, walkways, and lawns.
  • Annuals and Perennials. As most gardeners know, annuals and perennials must be planted together to provide your landscape with continuous color year after year. Annuals have to be replanted yearly, while perennials can last as long as 50 years. However, perennials are flowerless on certain seasons, so planting annuals with perennials assures you of constant color all year long. Shasta Daisies, Blue hills, and coneflowers are best for New Jersey landscapes.
  • Small ornamental trees. Small ornamental trees are best installed in areas where shade is needed most. And because they are smaller than average trees, you can be sure that they won’t block the view of your house, outdoor kitchen, or patio.
  • Bog Plants. Your ponds and waterfalls will look more natural with bog plantings. Besides, these plants can filter pond water and provide shelter for your fishes.

Your Very Own Paradise

Following the suggestions above is not enough to create a little paradise in your home. You need the help of professionals like us. We have licensed horticulturists who are very knowledgeable when it comes to plantings. They know which, where, and when to best install, trim, and maintain your chosen plant.

We also have all kinds of plantings for your specific needs and desires. Our landscape designers will see to it that they are installed properly and beautifully. We are also knowledgeable in choosing the right type of plants that will look good together all year round.

Allow us to handle this particular landscaping task for your Essex and Morris County properties, and you can be sure of a job well done. If you want a paradise outside of your home, call us now.

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