No matter the time of year, the best way to spruce up a landscape is to add plants that give a pop of color. Taking the outdoor space around your home and turning it from monotonous greens to a riot of color can change the personality of your whole space, giving you a vibrant retreat to call your own. Depending on the seasons, your options for adding color may be limited or limitless but there is always something you can do to spruce up the landscape.
Start With A Plan
Creating a plan for how to add new plants is the best way to make sure your additions make the space more beautiful instead of simply chaotic.
Containers Or Beds
Depending on the amount of space you have, you may be able to fit in flower beds, or you may only have room for containers. If you do have enough room for beds, consider adding containers as well. They are a great way to include plants that need winter protection (since you can bring the container inside).
Don’t Forget Trees
Don’t forget that trees can add beautiful colors in their own way. Many have lovely flowers, but in the fall (when many flowers have died back), you also get that beautiful splash of fall foliage color. It’s not quite the same as having a brightly colored flower garden, but it is still visually stunning.
Once you’re ready to decide on flowers for your landscape, you’re going to need to do more than just head to the store and choose something pretty. You have to choose between annuals and perennials, of course, but you also need to make sure that you’re choosing plants with the right light and water needs for the area. Finally, you should also take height into account when choosing flowers – if you plant shorter flowers behind taller ones, their color will be lost.
Finally, don’t forget that plants are not the only way to add color. When you add hardscaping to your landscape – be it walls, walkways, or statues – you can include color there too. Most hardscaping materials come in their own interesting colors or they take paint well.
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