Choosing the right plant in the right place reduces the need for irrigation water, fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides, and work. Native plants or indigenous species cultivars benefit the local ecosystem in a myriad of ways, including supporting insects, the main source of food for birds. breeders and other native species. In addition, they attract native pollinators, including birds, bats, butterflies, bees and moths, and provide food, shelter and habitat of choice for wildlife. Native plants also enhance the beauty of all types of gardens - from the formal model to the informal design and give a sense of place and regional history.
Or, get a great landscaping book for your area to help you understand what to plant and when, and how and when to fertilize. You could plant a buffet rather than a garden if you do not consider what the garden animals or pests might be around. Before deciding what to plant in your garden, think about the pests you have depending on what you want to plant. For example, pretty flowering plants can attract deer, so you might want to throw some of them. Once they have the bad taste, they may stop coming back. If there are wild rabbits, you may need to shelter your garden bed by building a small fence.
Start by creating a lightly elevated grass island in the center of the road. Then add a low hedge of boxwood to the back of the island with roses, annuals and perennials rising above the hedge at the front. Mix a variety of colors, textures and heights for a stunning look. Try pink 'Crystal Fairy' for height, lamb ears for texture and pentas 'Butterfly Deep Rose' for color. When we talk about a resilient plant, that's what we think about. Crinums laugh in drought, do not need fertilizer, and greet the hot, humid summer with lily flowers that scent the air. Because they become big bulbs over time, they are virtually indestructible.
Evaluating the winter and summer sun angles, as shown in Figure 19-32, tells us where to leave the open areas that allow the winter sun's rays to heat the house and outdoor living spaces. Knowing the direction of prevailing winter winds is crucial in deciding where to place a windbreak, which can be particularly important in the mountains or on the coast. Understanding wind patterns is also important to avoid including structures or plants in the design that block summer breezes from outdoor living spaces.
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