Planting: Landscape Enhancements

When assessing the best ways to improve residential landscapes, we often find that there is a lack of updated plant material. From flowers to trees and shrubs, many people leave their plant material unattended, and it becomes unsightly. Improving the look and feel of your property by updating this plant material offers a multitude of benefits. One of the barriers that many clients feel is that the process is not as simple as it seems. It takes careful thought and planning to create a cohesive landscape, where all plant material works in unison. At Dream Greener, we offer our clients a variety of planting services, and ways to use planting to enhance their landscape. We tailor our planting services to each of our clients, but here are a few services, and ideas, for your residential property.

Annual Color Rotations

The easiest and most simple way to enhance the color on your property is to continuously rotate the annuals in your yard, throughout each season. Each season calls for different annuals, from spring to fall. In the springtime we use a variety of annuals, such as: pansies, dianthus, snapdragon, sweet alyssum and geraniums. As summer rolls around, and the heat comes in, spring annuals cannot withstand it, and must be replaced, or “rotated.” We would then take a look at petunias, begonias, zinnias, salvia and sunpatiens as great options. The beauty of all these species is that they come in various varieties that bloom in different colors. So, whether you would like a pink, red, or orange bloom, you are probably good. You will be even better when autumn rolls around with fall annuals like mums, pansies and kale, all at your disposal. Moral of the story is you need to rotate your color throughout the year for best results.


Pay Attention to Trees and Shrubs

Although large, these pieces of plant material are often overlooked, and not associated with their plant counterparts. However, they are just as important. These are staple pieces of your landscape, and although they are not flashy, they can provide a myriad of benefits. Privacy is a huge one, as lining your yard with trees and shrubs can provide natural privacy that even a fence cannot. They also increase your property value, as they are around for so long, and the privacy they provide is really an amenity for a prospective homeowner. If your shrubs are outdated, they can be refreshed almost as easily as your flowers, with many varieties and colors to choose from.


Specialized Enhancements and Maintenance

Now, every property possesses flowers, trees, and shrubs. Sometimes, you may want to escape these boundaries and create something new entirely. You should work with your landscaper to craft and design beds and plantings that do your landscape justice. Once you have created these beds, maintaining them becomes crucial. Mulching, weed control, edging, and cleaning up are all crucial to the success of your enhancements. If you want to maximize your results, you need someone who will take immaculate care of your plantings, and treat them as their own. Dream Greener specializes in these services, and have been performing them with great success for many years. Bottom-line is, if you want to give your property a better look, refresh your plant material, and watch everything improve. 

Dream Greener Lawn & Landscape is led by a staff of service experts, each with ten years or more of professional experience, focused exclusively on design, installation maintenance and care. We’re full-service, full-time, year-round!  Locally owned and operated, we are proud to serve the greater Pittsburgh area. Give us a call today at (412) 835-1035.

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