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.
To gain full sustainable benefit of using natives in the landscape one should choose plants found regionally
The key is a reliance upon native plants. Native species are adapted to the variation naturally present in the climate.
While most plants need a good dose of sunlight to survive and thrive, true shade loving plants are adapted to deep shade.
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.