It’s tempting to splatter flowers, shrubs, trees, and other foliage all over your property on a lark, because of how easily and quickly they can make your whole hacienda look great.  But those plants can wither and die just as easily as they went in.

Especially if the new plants part of a larger landscape makeover or other big project, you need to take into account many factors, including:

  • Does the species flourish (or at least survive) in Minnesota?
  • Is it reasonably easy to maintain, or is the maintenance at least doable?
  • Does the species have no “natural enemies” in the form of other plants on your property, roaming animals, insects, or fungi that could impair it?
  • Does your property get enough sunlight, and does the specific part of your yard with the plants get enough sunlight?
  • Can you water it easily?
  • Is it in a part of your yard with sufficient drainage?
  • Will it take in too much car exhaust?
  • Is it harmful to pets or other animals?
  • Will it grow too large?
  • Will you need to replace it in a few years?
  • Should it be surrounded by mulch?
  • Roughly how many of the plants is the right number?
  • Do you know how to make it look the way you want it to look on your property?
  • What are the best alternatives, if any?

Those are some of the many factors you’ll need to take into account when adding new plantings to a landscape.  Or we can do it for you.  We’ve been landscaping north of the Twin Cities since 1995, and have seen just about every landscape planting you can shake a stick at, and have suggestions on every one of them.  We know how to plant the plants for maximum longevity and beauty, and how to make them add “pop” and color to your whole property, especially as part of a complete landscape makeover.  Contact Landscape Guys to get started.