As warmer weather calls us outside, a yard lush with vibrance serves as the perfect greeting. Adding the right mix of perennials to your beds, gardens and accent areas can help enhance that summer feel. The key is to install flowers and plants with the greatest growth potential this time of year.
The good news is most perennials blossom in the summer. Take a staggered approach when planting, grouping long bloomers with repeat bloomers to keep the show going.
Hotter weather is ideal for selections such as knock out roses, hydrangeas, and a variety of daylilies. These plants do well with plenty of heat and rays, adding brightness to your landscape. At the same time, there are other considerations for creating a captivating summer yard.
Plants with texture and broader-leafed foliage will break up your aesthetic a bit. Shrubs and ornamental grasses are great additions that can soften and frame up bedded areas. For example, lower-lying coleus can boost vividness and does excellent in full sun.
When selecting colors, variations can warm or cool your outdoor space depending on their hue. If you find yourself confused on what palette to select, you can’t go wrong with classic combos like red and pinks or oranges and yellows. On the other side of the spectrum, calming shades such as blue, green and purple will inspire serenity – perfect for relaxing after a day’s work or round of golf.
At Turf Medic, we help a lot of homeowners design their summer dream yard. In many cases, it comes down to a mix of organic textures, heights, colors and positioning. However, other decorative elements can be included to boost the intrigue.
Containers, furniture, trellises, lighting, water features and stone ascents certainly amplify the uniqueness.
Regardless of the landscape vision you seek in the sunny, long days ahead, the options for a restful, flourishing haven are endless.