Choosing the right shrub for your landscape can get confusing; there are many factors to consider: hardiness zone, soil status, sun light and direction, drainage and more. While this may seem overwhelming there are plenty of resources to assist you, at the top of this list are the arborists at SavATree, and installation of the appropriate plant in a location where it will thrive ensures its success, health and value for years to come.
Selecting plants for your landscape based solely upon aesthetic appeal may not be a recipe for health and vigor. However, there are surely choices that are both beautiful and hardy. You may want to begin by familiarizing yourself with plants native to your region and hardiness zone. Make certain you understand their water, sun and soil requirements as well as what you can provide and what exists on your property. Your arborist can perform a soil test to ensure the proper conditions are present and assist with choosing a location with adequate sunlight and drainage. You will love the resulting healthy, vigorous, energy efficient landscape with year-round interest that you have created by selecting the right shrubs. Of course, monitoring and maintenance will still need to be performed to keep your property disease and pest free.
Your landscape requires care to ensure its continued health and success. There are cultural practices that prevent measures that you can take to reduce pathogen spread and create conditions less favorable for pest infestation. Cultural practices can include; appropriate site selection, proper planting, removal of undesirable plants, using diverse species on your landscape, raised beds, burlapping, mulching and more, these can be used in combination or alone as necessary for your landscape.
Adjusting inputs to your landscape for seasonal and weather variations will aid in plant success. Water and nutrients are vital components which cannot always be guaranteed naturally and may change periodically, but plants need consistency. Putting sprinklers on a timer and making adjustments based on weather forecasts can not only ensure that your plants get adequate water but save you money. Additionally, testing your soil for nutrient levels and pH will allow you to customize amendments for your landscape.
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