Fresh Plants for a Fresh New Look – Updating Your Planting Beds

Are the plantings at your home in need of an update? This blog will provide some fresh insight as to how to give your outdoor spaces some color, texture and even motion throughout the growing season. 

What Don’t You Like About Your Current Plantings? 

Do you have a collection of plants that don’t seem like they belong together? Maybe the cumulative efforts of multiple former homeowners? Are your plants overgrown and past their prime? Do your plants not match the aesthetic of your home? Or possibly you are just ready for a fresh start? These, among many more are all great reasons to update your planting beds. 

Small Update or Major Overhaul 

Updating your planting beds can be an efficient and effective way to update your curb appeal and give the exterior of your home new life. A planting update could be as simple as adding a few new plants. It could also be a larger effort that might include removing old plants, re-thinking bed lines, amending the soil, adding mulch and of course new plants. No matter what your project entails, you’ll appreciate some guidance to achieve the look you are after. 

Design Considerations 

One goal of a planting design is to create seasonal interest. Within a planting design, seasonal interest means having something or many things blooming at different times throughout the growing season. By doing this you have many blooms to look forward to and enjoy from April to October. A design is also purposeful in achieving rhythm and repetition in your landscape and gardens. Rhythm and repetition solidify your plantings making your gardens look intentional, with good flow and harmony. 

We often think of flowering plants when we think of the landscape and gardens. But much value can be added by utilizing plants, such as shrubs and small trees that have interesting texture, shape and foliage. Also not to be overlooked is the value of motion within the garden. Ornamental grass not only adds fantastic texture to the garden, but also motion as they sway back and forth in a summer breeze. 

Birds and Bees 

Having a strong sense of intention when planning a new garden is important. Are you trying to bring birds into the yard? If so, you’ll want to be specific about the plants you select. Do you appreciate the value pollinator plants add to the ecosystem? There are a bounty of perennials to choose from that will do just that. 

Where to Start 

If you are considering a planting update for your gardens and landscape but don’t know where to start, the best place to begin is with a design. Author Stephen Covey wrote the “7 Habits of Highly Effective People.” One of those habits is “begin with the end in mind.” This is exactly what a good landscape design will do for you. Having a good garden design in hand will allow you to make good decisions. Whether you will execute the project in one fell swoop, or over a period of time, the design will be your guide to preserving rhythm and repetition to solidify your plantings making your gardens look intentional, with good flow and harmony. 

How Can Landmark Landscapes Help You? 

Landmark Landscapes has over thirty years of experience installing gardens and landscapes. Our vision has earned us multiple state and national awards of excellence for our work. We would be honored to work with you in crafting a landscape design that matches your vision. And once the design is in place we are more than capable of executing the design. Additionally, our gardeners are equipped with the knowledge and tools to maintain your gardens so they mature like they were intended to. Contact us today and schedule a one on one meeting with one of our experienced Account Managers. 

Contact us Today 

Landmark Landscapes of Sheboygan Falls, WI is a full-service landscape company. Based out of Sheboygan County, we are centrally located and uniquely positioned to service the areas of Sheboygan, Elkhart Lake, Fond Du Lac County, Green Lake County, Ozaukee County, Manitowoc County and Door County. We can manage your property with our Total Property Care system, design and build projects large and small. Contact us today at 920-467-6442 to learn how we can care for you.