The perfect landscape – soothing or vibrant, brilliant or subdued
– emerges from an artful use of nature’s elements.
The Right Plant, the Right Place
Plants, shrubs and trees need a range of conditions to thrive: proper
soil, correct moisture and drainage, sun or shade or both. The right
plant is the correct size and shape and provides just the right amount
of shade at maturity.
The Right Look All Year Long
All plant materials should make each other shine because they go together
well, colors complement other colors and the landscape has something
green growing all year long. Evergreen plants and shrubs provide fill-in
color when other plants drop their leaves, and flowers with different
blooming times add color for long periods.
Mix and match
Variety adds interest, texture and sensory delights. Too much variety,
however, creates chaos and sensory overload. Carefully chosen native
grasses can be wonderful accents to a formal landscape, but indiscriminate
mixes of styles and species can look like a freeway pileup.
Gardens with straight or curved perimeters, plants, shrubs and trees
of varying heights, rock gardens, formal gardens or the English garden’s
organized disorganization with abundant wild flowers – whichever
you choose, the style and shapes should be repeated throughout. As with
the architectural style of a home and its value, the landscape should
be a pleasing addition to the personality of the neighborhood.
The Nature of Things
Even the most formal landscape can be environmentally friendly, with
plants and gardens that nurture nature. Native plants, trees and gardens
attract wildlife and even add to habitat. Enlarged natural or mulched
areas can replace high-maintenance lawns. Residential and commercial
landscapes alike can be designed in harmony with nature.
My Botanica welcomes the opportunity to answer your questions, provide
information about how to create a distinctive design in harmony with
nature and help you choose products that
are kind to nature’s gifts. Please call toll free 1-888-722-4308.