Landscape plantings integrate the built environment with the natural world.
They soften hard corners, create elevations, provide privacy as well as color and interest throughout the seasons. The construction crews at Signature Landscapes build a lot of hardscapes – but the job is simply not finished until the plants go in.
Landscape plantings are “living architecture.”
The single-most important aspect of planting design is selecting plants that will fill in – but not outgrow – the space where they are planted. Choosing the appropriate potential height, width, and growth habit is essential for permanent landscape plantings. From there, we consider environmental conditions like sun or shade, moist or dry; after that we consider the plants’ characteristics like evergreen or deciduous or flower color and bloom times. It requires vision and an in-depth knowledge of plant material to create a landscape plan that will look better and better every year.
Landscape trees and shrubs are planted today…for tomorrow.
While tree and shrub installation is often the second phase of a hardscaping project, they should be planted as soon as possible. When it comes to plant growth, the general rule of thumb is “in the first year it sleeps, second-year it creeps, in the third year it leaps.” It takes at least three years to begin to see growth in a landscape planting; landscape plants can take 20 years or more to reach mature size. So, when is the best time to plant a tree? 10 years ago. When is the second-best time to plant a tree? Today
At Signature Landscapes, our landscape plantings are always by design.
Whether we are creating a landscape plan or working off an existing one, we feel that landscape planting design is too important to simply grab a bunch of plants the nursery and throw them in the ground. If you are ready to start landscaping your future, schedule a complimentary consultation with our landscape designer today.