You may have known that certain plants are not suitable for all areas of Kansas. But did you know that certain plants are not suitable for all areas of your yard? The reason why this exists is because different types of plants require different site requirements. What are site requirements? Here are a few of the most important:
- Soil types
- Water needs
- Sun exposure
- Hardiness zone
Each type of plant you choose needs to be in an area where it can be a healthy, vigorous addition to the landscape.
Besides site requirements, the plant’s characteristics play an important role in the placement of the plant in the landscape also. Characteristics like:
- Mature height/width
For example, you would never want to plant an oak tree (which has the potential to reach 70’ in height) under power lines. That is a costly and dangerous disaster waiting to happen.
Are you unsure what plants would thrive in your landscape? Do you know where certain plants should be placed in your garden? Contact Hermes Landscaping at 913-888-2400.
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