With our busy lifestyles, many homeowners are preferring a more simple plant design scheme with lower maintenance requirements. The challenge lies in creating color and interest throughout the seasons while keeping this in mind. For others, gardening is an activity that the family works at together, and they are more flexible regarding the extent of landscape plantings.
In recent years we have all become more aware and concerned with the source of the foods we consume. Trending now is the creation of ‘edible’ landscapes where we can feed and maintain our herbs and vegetables to our personal preferences. This can be done by creating dedicated food growing spaces or by arranging edible plants strategically among other ornamentals.
Many plants fulfill specific needs like screening, shade, noise dampening, defining spaces or even alleviating water or drainage issues.
Regardless of a garden’s purpose, remember that the most important step is to amend the soil to provide a fertile, balanced environment for root growth. This will lead to healthy plants that require less maintenance in the long term.
If you are interested in adding some landscaping to your home please give us a call at 630.231.0069 to schedule a free consultation.