We use an integrated approach to seasonal color design
You can’t help but notice the dramatic springtime display of flowering trees and shrubs in New Hampshire. But then – after the last Rhododendron has bloomed – the color is gone.
What if it could be springtime all year in your yard? It can…when you hire Trimmers Landscaping’s Seasonal Color Services!
Color by design. Many home landscapes “evolve” through garden center inspiration. The decision to buy a plant is based more on availability then planning. As a result, the flower display occurs all at once or is spotty. A strong seasonal color strategy employs a mixture of flowering shrubs, perennials, annuals, and spring bulbs.
Flowering shrubs. Most trees and shrubs bloom between April and June – with the exception of Spirea, Hydrangea, and Rose of Sharon. In the wild, these spring bloomers are understory plants and thrive well in partially shaded areas with acidic soil.
Perennials. Perennials are herbaceous flowering plants that return every year. They are great performers from mid-summer to mid-fall. However – like shrubs – perennials bloom for a period of only 3 to 6 weeks. Using perennials as a seasonal color strategy requires a knowledge of bloom times as well as heights and color.
Annual flowers. Unlike shrubs and perennials, annual flowers bloom continuously from spring to first frost. Because of the high cost of buying these flowers every year, it’s important to have a strategy to use annuals to fill color in key areas of high visibility – pots around patios, front entryways, or the view out the kitchen window.
A Trimmers Landscaping, we use an integrated approach to seasonal color design. Why waste money at the garden center? Call us today for a free seasonal color consult!