In developing a landscaping plan for a commercial property, one important factor to consider is the annual cost. The cost of any landscaping service will be directly related to the size of the property as well as the types of maintenance work required.
One of the most labor and time intensive aspects of landscaping is the maintenance of gardens, trees, and shrubs. To enjoy a low-cost landscaping option, consider using perennial and native plants as well as trees and shrubs uniquely selected for your specific location and growing conditions.
Perennial and Native Plants
Perennial plants are very common landscaping plants to choose. They will thrive for years, providing foliage as well as flowers in a variety of colors, sizes, and types.
Native plants are also typically perennials, but they are uniquely adapted to a particular geographic area. They may be drought resistant, water-tolerant or able to grow in poor soil conditions. Ornamental grasses, foliage and even plants thriving in full sun or complete shade are all great examples of low-cost landscaping plants.
Planting both perennial and native plants makes a single investment during the first year and limited cost of replacement and maintenance of plants for several years to come.
Shrubs and Trees
Shrubs and trees are more costly than plants, but they also can survive and thrive for decades with limited maintenance throughout the year. Native shrubs and plants will provide a welcoming and homey look to a property, and they will do well in the specific growing location.
While there are always trendy trees and shrubs, as well as flowering plants, not all ideal landscaping plants to choose. Makes sure to select varieties which are suited to specific soil, temperature, rainfall and growing season factors for all locations. Before investing in these costly types of trees and shrubs, be sure to consult with a horticulturist or arborist. Most top landscaping services will have these professionals on staff to make recommendations on the best landscaping plants to choose.