Proper plant selection is one the “secrets” in successful landscaping. Plants and colors are the “flavors” that bring your garden to life. We will help you select the right plant for the right place, keeping in mind your goals, such as screening, shade, erosion control, focal points, noise control, etc.
Growth habits and characteristic
Consider the following when making planting decisions:
- The size each shrub reaches at maturity.
- The bushes’ light requirements.
- The shrubs’ heat and wind tolerance.
- The bushes’ soil preference.
We want to warn you about how easy it is to underestimate how large your new shrub will grow. People do it all of the time and end up pulling it out years later.
It is also important to know the planting zone you live in. Hubinger Landscaping provides plant material selected for our 5B hardiness zone.
Our knowledgeable garden center staff is happy to assist you with the proper plant selection.
Primary considerations for selecting landscape plants
- Height and Width are figured by the mature size a bush will reach in both upward and outward directions. Not calculating this can cause serious problems in the future.
- Form is the shape of the shrub and how it will occupy and accent space. Form and shape are considered as columnar, round, vase, weeping, oval, creeping, etc.
- Texture is the fineness or roughness of plants. It can also be categorized in terms of leaf thickness and shade (light or dark) of plants. As a rule, plants with finer textures should be used in greater numbers than bushes with coarse textures.
- Seasonal interest and color are figured by the special features a shrub has at different times of the year. Foliage, fruit, flowers, Winter color, changing colors, etc
Secondary considerations for selecting landscaping plants
- Insect and disease resistance
- Moisture tolerance
- Drought Resistance