Are you looking for a few good plants to plant in front of your home? If so, you have come to the right place. Landscape plants can add so many wonderful features to any landscape design, especially when used in the correct quantities and placement. There are a lot of different types of plants that you can use to add interest, color, privacy, or both to your outdoor areas. Here are a few different types of plants that can be used to improve the overall look of your landscaping or garden areas.
Shade tolerant bushes to plant in front of your house are perfect for the hot summer months. Low-growing bushes that can tolerate some shade will thrive best in the yard. Foundation plants can be used in various spots around the yard to enhance your front yard’s curb appeal and compliment your existing landscape. Shady plants such as Junipers, Pistachios, Sumacs, and Bamboo, as well as some flowering shrubs such as Acacia, Ivy, and Holly, will all thrive well in shaded areas. They also offer privacy from neighbors or other household members who might enjoy the beauty of these plants, but do not want the unsightly appearance that comes with heavy shade.
Hardy shrubs that are suitable for the shaded areas are those that do not need much attention throughout the year. These shrubs include boxwood shrubs, clematis, boxwood and California bluebells, which can grow just about anywhere except in extremely cold or warm zones 5 and 6. These hardy plants usually do not need much attention throughout the year, which makes them great for starting new landscaping projects, adding color to existing gardens, or sprucing up an area where there are no other flowers or plants. Good tree climbers, such as the American Cranberry (also known as the Blue Star Bush), are a great choice to climb.
Full-sun plants such as the California poppy and the native California lilac are popular choices for the cooler zones, since they tolerate full sun in addition to shade. Some of these plants even grow better when planted in pots, allowing you to move them from place to place if needed. Plants that do well in shady conditions include the Dogwood, Red Maple, Black Oak, and the Leyland Cypress.
Shrubs that are drought-tolerant plants include the California Pine, Black Oak, and the ever-popular Hawthorn. These trees will grow well regardless of whether you have a dry climate or a slightly moist climate. The most important thing to remember is that you should not plant the same species of shrub under each other. Also, never plant a shrub that is taller than three feet (1.6 meters) because the taller ones tend to take over the less-than-desirable ground space due to their expanding root system.
Bushes and shrubs that are full of character are an attractive feature to any landscaping design. Many types of shrubs and bushes can look amazing when they are planted in rich soil with lots of contrasting textures, such as chalk, pebbles, and sand. In addition, bushes and shrubs that are sensitive to herbicides (such as basil and parsley) will also add to your curb appeal as many of these herbs add wonderful scents to your garden. You may also be able to grow medicinal herbs, which can help improve your health while keeping pests away.
Pines and Cypress trees are excellent choices for landscaping as they grow very tall. Pines are the most popular of these, because they grow easily and have a lush, moody feel to them. Cypress trees grow in the woods around our homes and make beautiful additions to your landscape. If you are looking for an easy to maintain tree, pines are the best choice. They are small, low maintenance trees that do well in most areas.
As the climate conditions in your area change from year to year, you can plant some varieties of evergreen shrub such as tufted, black, and needle pines. needle pines, or needle euonymus, is a very hardy evergreen tree that grows up to five feet tall and produces lush green foliage. This type of needle shrub requires full sunlight, but can thrive in shaded areas, but does not do well in hot temperatures. Black pines are another hardy evergreen shrub that can survive in almost any climate, shade, or location. It is typically found in fields.