Adding Color with Seasonal Plantings

Humans are visual creatures. Most of us enjoy viewing bright, coordinated colors as we pass by homes and businesses. Indeed, businesses stand to benefit from adding color to their properties as doing so can capture customer attention and encourage them to come inside. Investing in a new coat of paint is one way to brighten up your exterior, but this can be expensive and time-consuming. For a more efficient and consistent way to add color to your property, consider installing seasonal plantings.

Sticking with the Season

You don’t have to be a flower shop to show off seasonal selections of plants outside your business. Displaying bright, colorful, healthy plant life around your property not only draws eyes, but also sends the message that you take pride in your business. Simply put, adding seasonal plantings boosts your property’s curb appeal. Of course, in order to get the most out of your seasonal plantings, it helps to have an idea of which plants thrive in which season(s). Otherwise, you might not have anything to replace your current plantings with once the next season rolls around. While the following list isn’t comprehensive, here are some plants to consider for each season:
  • Autumn -- pansies, goldenrod, dahlias, sunflowers, cosmos, chrysanthemums, perennial sage
  • Winter -- snowdrops, winter jasmine, holly, winter honeysuckle, phlox, algerian iris
  • Spring -- daffodils, crocuses, tulips, hyacinth, primrose, camellia, lilacs
  • Summer -- foxgloves, hibiscus, begonias, poppies, lilies, petunias, marigolds, hydrangeas
Each season is filled with plants donning unique shapes and a range of colors, so you still have plenty of freedom when it comes to designing your landscape year-round.

How to Achieve Successful Seasonal Change-Outs

Keeping up with seasonal planting changes is not as simple as just replacing the old with the new right when the time comes. Plenty of prep work goes into ensuring that new plantings will thrive when the time is right. Experienced landscaping services are able to help you achieve successful seasonal change-outs. Their process involves:
  • Inspecting irrigation systems to make sure new plantings receive the proper nutrition
  • Pulling out flowers and other plant material (landscape debris removal) from the previous season that will be replaced by new plantings
  • Breaking up the soil via tillers and other equipment
  • Installing soil, fertilizer, and pre-emergent products to enrich the soil and aid in pest control
  • Installing new flowers and plant material to ensure proper root growth
Successful change-outs rely on functional irrigation systems, proper removal of previous plantings, healthy soil, and proper installation of new plantings.

Commit to a Color Program

Picking the right plantings, maintaining them, and changing them out each season is no small task -- that said, the benefits of adopting a color program may outweigh the costs. Fortunately, landscaping providers like The Budd Group are well-equipped to help you come up with a color scheme for each season and tackle the tangible task of keeping your property brimming with beautiful seasonal flowers all year long. To learn more about our services and values, give us a call today at 800-221-8158!

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