Posted on: 23 March 2015Share
Designing your landscape is something that's fun and that can be as unique as you'd like it to be. If you are a new homeowner and want your front lawn to feature color in spaces that most may not think about, you'll want to know what to plant and where to plant it. This guide hopes to provide you with a few ideas to add to your own, so that you can have the best-looking landscape on the block.
Street Light Posts
If your home has a street light post along the edge of your property, consider planting some flowers around it to incorporate it into your landscape. Three great choices include:
These flowers add a pop of color without growing so high that you'll need to prune them.
Depending on where you live, you might want to check with your city officials to make sure planting flowers around the street light posts is allowed.
One thing that a lot of homeowners like to do is to make their home stand out by either decorating the mailbox or placing a non-conventional mailbox on the post. However, adding flowers around the bottom of the post works as well. The following flowers are great choices for the bottom of your mailbox post:
- blue hyacinths
These flowers are annuals, so you'll need to replant each year. So, if you choose tulips one year, go for daisies the next. If you really want to get creative, all these flowers work well intermixed with each other.
Tall shade trees are often found in front yard landscapes. But depending on the size of the tree, you could find yourself in a situation where there is so much shade that the grass doesn't grow well. Additionally tree roots pop up in the dirt from time to time, taking away from the overall look and feel that you're going for. Remedy this by planting colorful ground cover plants that are shade-tolerant under and around the trees.
Ground cover plants do what their name suggests; they cover the ground. They also spread quickly, so keep an eye on them and clip them back if they are covering too much ground.
No matter where you plant additional flowers, consider the overall look that you're going for in your landscape when choosing the color. Ask a landscaper like Marlowe's We Care Company for help if your flowers don't grow or if your just not sure which ones to choose.