You know the saying, “Dress to Impress”? Well, the same saying can be applied to how you treat your outdoor landscape designs this summer. As you get ready for months full of fun in the sun, backyard BBQs, holiday parties, and splashing around in your pool, don’t forget to spend time getting your garden ready for its moment in the spotlight.
That’s right, the summer means your beautiful outdoor living space is going to be on full display and the key to impressing your friends, family, and neighbors is showing off a bed of stunning annuals.
Think of planting annuals as getting a whole new summer wardrobe every year. They are the best way to show off a new look every growing season, plus it’s a lot of fun seeing all the options you have and how you can beat last year’s look. You can choose exciting and vibrant combinations of color, texture, and choose annuals that differ in size and shape – like we said, it’s a lot of fun seeing what you can do. No matter what you choose, summer annuals only last one growing season so it’s important to set them up for success and here is a list of the best annuals you can select this summer to have your landscape be the talk of the town.
Arguably one of the most popular annuals, and for good reason. It’s perfect for both hot and dry places in your yard and forms a low mound about 6 inches tall. What truly makes this annual “pop” and a great focal point is is the bright yellow flower covering the gray-green foliage. Plus, this annual hardly needs any irrigation after it’s fully grown.
A classic choice for any garden, Marigolds are easy, beautiful annuals that come in many different sizes and colors. They require full sun and very moist soil and range from a few inches to a few feet in height. Choose from white, yellow, red, orange, or a combination of colors to really spruce the lookup. Marigolds are great too because they can help repel insects.
Profusion Series Zinnias
A stunning annual that many Northeast homeowners like to be the highlight of their landscape. What makes these Zinnias unique is the selection of vibrant colors and the names, such as Cherry, Orange, Apricot and Profusion Fire. They also offer great resistance to diseases and insects and can bloom fast in high heat and humidity.
New Guinea Impatiens
We love these impatiens because of the combination of coral flowers, bright colors, and dramatic foliage. They need a little shade but can grow in sunny spots, even when it’s hot and humid. Expect these beauties to grow 8 to 10 inches tall and 10 to 12 inches wide.
Really make a statement by planting this gorgeous annual. The Jade Sunflower is in a class of its own as its early blooms open to a lime green center with lime green petals. The petals will later bloom into an elegant cream color and unlike most sunflowers, the center will remain lime green. They grow to about 3 to 4 feet tall, bloom profusely and grow fast.
Let Your Landscape Shine with Help From Neave Landscaping
With the summer right at our doorsteps, there is no better time than now to start filling your garden with annuals that are going to show all summer long. To help you get the best-looking landscape possible and one that will compliment your outdoor living space or commercial property, the experts at Neave Landscaping have all the resources you need. We take our time choosing the perfect annuals for your space and take extra care to prepare the soil so they’ll grow strong and healthy. We can even bring on our friends at Neave Carpentry to help build beautiful fences, arbors or other structures that will add to the aesthetic and keep unwanted pests, such as rabbits, deer, or badgers out of your yard. Also, if you need a plan to water your annuals, our team at Neave Irrigation will provide you with dependable and efficient options that will keep your new annuals blooming to their fullest potential.
Contact Neave Landscaping today to inquire about our annuals and to ensure that you take advantage of all growing seasons!
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