Landscaping Plants and their Uses

Arborvitae Screening - almost PERFECT Landscaping

Proper plant selection – almost PERFECT Landscaping

For many people proper plant selection is a daunting task with one pondering will this go there? Does this get big? Will this look good with that and hey honey how about this one instead? Without a proper knowledge of plants and their growth, requirements, and size many of us are doomed from the get go.

The guide below provides information on various perennials, annuals, ground covers, vines, shrubs and trees commonly used in designing a garden as well as what they are best suited for. Plant selection should always be governed by research into the qualities of the specific specimens under consideration, and sometimes you will need to make a compromise.

Within the information below and on subsequent pages we’ll take a look at some of the most common uses of plants in landscaping and what works best. Areas of interest will be focused on focal plants and specimen trees, plants for screening, drought tolerant plants, plants for slopes and/or groundcover and plants for deep shade.

Pom Pom Juniper Focal Point - almost PERFECT Landscaping

Plants suitable as specimen trees and focal points within the landscape.

Arborvitae Screening - almost PERFECT Landscaping

Plants suitable as screenings for fences, property lines and to hide something.

Slopes and Groundcover Plantings - almost PERFECT Landscaping

Plants adaptable to growing on slopes and providing ground. cover in garden areas.

Callicarpa Beauty Berry - almost PERFECT Landscaping

To gain full sustainable benefit of using natives in the landscape one should choose plants found regionally

Eastern Red Cedar Berries - almost PERFECT Landscaping

The key is a reliance upon native plants. Native species are adapted to the variation naturally present in the climate.

Hydrangea Quercifolia - almost PERFECT Landscaping

While most plants need a good dose of sunlight to survive and thrive, true shade loving plants are adapted to deep shade.

Astilbe Perennials - almost PERFECT Landscaping

Select sun and shade perennials that are climatically adapted to our grow in the Bergen County area.

In our increasingly urbanised world, much of the threat to native wildlife is the loss of habitat.

Spirea Japonica Meadowsweet - almost PERFECT Landscaping

Select sun and shade shrubs that are climatically adapted to grow in the Bergen County area.

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