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Designing your Perfect Yard

We spoke earlier about the need for proper installation to make sure that your selection of plants, grass, and flora will come together to create a beautiful landscape.

How do you know how to do this?

This is a combination of knowing what plants work well together, knowing what will grow and thrive in your area, and knowing how much light or shade you need to provide to your plants.

Why? Because all of this keeps your plants looking their best and living as long as possible.

The Starting Point

The first thing that you need to know is a little something put out by the USDA. This is a report known as the Hardiness Zone Report. This will tell you what plants will tolerate the weather conditions in any given area.

We are in Southwest Florida, so we don’t have to worry about freezing temperatures. However, we do have to worry about heavy rains, droughts, poor soil quality, and absolutely scorching heat in the middle of summer.

You can find the USDA Hardiness Zone Finder HERE. This will help you figure out what plants will survive in Southwest Florida, and this alone will help keep your lawn looking great!

What Plants Work Together?

There is a common phrase that is used in landscaping…

“Don’t put a water plant in with the desert flowers.”

It might seem to be easy to understand, but the fact is that this is something that many people do not think of. It doesn’t matter if the plants look good together if they are not going to live well together.

Seriously, if you consider the fact that there are plants that might have different watering, nutrient, lighting, or general lawn care needs then you will quickly realize that not all plants can coexist.

So, if you want to get the best possible appearance, pick a selection of plants that you like, and let your professionals at Pinnacle Landscaping tell you what will look good together while living well together!

Lighting needs

While we could take the time to get into a number of other items involving plant needs, we chose to focus on lighting.

Simply, too many people think “more light is better” in all cases. This is simply not true.

Plants need light, but some plants will not do well in full sunlight. Others need to be very shaded, and others might need partial shade. Still, some plants will really get you confused because they might need direct sunlight for a month, and then the plant needs to be partially shaded.

Take note of the state of your yard at different times of day and see what areas are heavily shaded, not shaded, or partially shaded. When we know this, we will be able to make the best recommendations for you and your landscape.

We want your Lawn to Look GREAT

At Pinnacle, we want your lawn to look it’s absolute best. The only way to do that is to know what you are doing ahead of time, and the best way to do this is to contact the professionals who have the necessary expertise in lawn care and maintenance.

Contact us at Pinnacle Landscapes, and let’s see what we can do for you and your lawn!

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