Sunday, April 3
Landscaping trees and shrubs can be used to create a new landscape, or fitted into an existing one with perfect ease. However, the key lies in choosing the right kind of trees and shrubs that are suited to the area where they are planted. Choosing the right type, size, and some shrubs can make all the difference to your landscaping plans. Another factor that can make a key difference is the right kind of wholesale nursery company, an online plant nursery that can supply you the best plants for your needs.
As a first step before you decide to select the shrubs, you must evaluate the quality of your soil regarding its pH value, soil type, and its hardiness zone. It is also important to judge how many portions of your landscape is shaded and how much is exposed to direct sunshine. The level of water supply at your site will also influence the choice of your shrubs and trees because some shrubs thrive in dry areas and others in moist areas.
Acidity or pH value of the soil must be tested beforehand. If you buy plants online, you can check for Camellias, Rhododendrons, and Azaleas if your garden has an acidic soil. These shrubs can be combined with coniferous evergreens or underneath coniferous evergreens. The needle drops of these plants help to turn the soil acidic, and you may also make use of ericaceous compost to improve the acidic content of the soil. For full-sized trees, it is important that the planting area should be sufficiently large. You may discuss with your wholesale nursery company, regarding how large the tree will grow over a period of 10 years, and accordingly, decide its suitability for your location.
Many species of trees and shrubs are sub-divided according to their genus. So remember to choose the right variations even under the same tree species. The plant nursery may be able to offer you the options of buying the shrubs as seedlings, or as young potted plants. It is also possible to purchase trees as ball and burlap (B&B) which are nearing maturity. The cost of the shrub is usually in proportion to its size and maturity.
The advantage with potted trees is that they can be planted in any season, as long as the ground is frost-free. Bare rooted trees are typically grown in nurseries, and finally dug up and transported without soil. However, they do carry moist materials such as peat moss to preserve the roots. Bare rooted trees should ideally be planted in the winter season when the tree is in a dormant state.
Once the bare tree has been purchased, it should be planted at the earliest possible. B&B trees are usually grown in nurseries, and shipped with soil intact around the roots and wrapped in burlap. The root ball should remain moist, and burlap wrapping must remain until the tree is planted. A large wholesale nursery company should be in a position to supply you local shrub and tree species that will thrive in your garden. All balled landscaping trees in such nurseries are machine-dug and specimen quality with American Nursery Association root ball standards.