Spring is finally here (officially, anyway), which means in addition to all the preparation you’ve done to get your landscape ready for warmer weather, it’s also time to start enjoying the process of planning what plants will go into your landscape! You may decide to install new beds, add a few perennials or go all-out with annuals.
While you’re dreaming of your designs for the spring and summer, allow us to plant a seed: Why not consider seasonal color programs or a container gardening service to keep things fresh?
Seasonal color programs
Even in a landscape full of perennials, vibrant annuals can offer more bang for your buck in terms of color per plant. You can add seasonal variety to any border or bed with strong seasonal color programs mixed with your current perennial selections.
Front yard beds can be especially suited to seasonal color programs; filling a bed alongside your driveway or even landscaping around your mailbox at the curb can punch up what feels like an endless expanse of lawn.
Pansies and spring bulbs can add a shot of color early in the season while a plethora of summer blooming annuals, like Begonia and Impatiens, take you to fall when hardy mums offer up their spectacular colors before winter sets in. Mix perennial ornamental grasses into your colorful garden beds for added color and texture throughout winter.
We at Neave Group currently work with a lot of businesses and other commercial clients in New York and Connecticut on their seasonal color programs — and we’ll happily work with homeowners, too.
Consider a container gardening service
Beyond seasonal color programs, one of the quickest ways to dress up any landscape and instantly increase your home’s curb appeal is with container gardening. Planting in containers can dress up an entrance to a house or office drastically.
With Neave Group’s container gardening service, you can transform even the simplest pot into a brilliant miniature display. Here’s a surefire mix of container gardens: filler, spiller, thriller.
What does that mean? We like to fill containers with a mix of color and textures, with a taller grass or spiked flower in the center, filled in with lower flowering annuals and weeping plants or annuals with a trailing habit.
Even as the weather starts to cool down, you can create that last splash of color with brightly hued mums, ornamental kale and cabbage.
Take the guesswork out of your flower beds and container gardens. Get in touch with the expert landscape designers at Neave Group’s landscape management division today and let us help you start planning ways to keep your landscape fresh all year long.
Call us at (845) 463-0592 or fill out the web form on the right-hand side of this page, and we’ll reach out to you as soon as possible.