What time of year do you typically refresh your landscape? Most homeowners use the spring and summer months to plant new flowers, shrubberies, trees and any additional landscape renovation. If this is a yearly routine for you as well, you just might be doing it wrong. It’s actually a common misconception that the spring and summer months are the proper time for planting new plant life, and there are some compelling reasons as to why this is untrue.
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As a homeowner who has invested in the beauty and design of your landscape, it is important to consider the future. How will the landscape fair through the seasons and various weather patterns? Will it become a burden to maintain or somewhat easy? How do you know what to do when in order to ensure your landscape investment has longevity?
Maintaining a healthy landscape as it ages is no easy task in our ever-changing environment. Marc Funderburk, President of LandPatterns, recognizes that “landscape design is far more advanced than it used to be as we’ve become smarter in how we design and utilize our landscape resources. We have not only learned from the past and expanded our plant knowledge, but we also look to what the future brings in terms of plant health and upkeep.”
The world around us is constantly changing; the environment, the climate, it all makes a difference. We are beginning to experience environmentally parched conditions and we must consider the utilization of our Earth’s resources. We are forced to ask the question, “How are we going to ensure our landscapes are sustainable for the long term?”