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Foundation Plants For Your Front Yard

Foundation Plants For Your Front Yard

Planting a variety of foundation plants can easily increase your home's exterior appeal. Around the base of the house, plantings of shrubs, small trees, and flowers serve to soften the strong contrast between the level grass and the tall house walls. This will improve the appearance of your home and make it blend in better with the landscaping outside. Here is a list of beautiful plants for creating a landscape that will draw attention.

  • Wax Myrtle - is a popular choice for landscaping since it grows quickly. Full to partial sun is ideal for this tree shrub's growth. This plant is a great addition to the foundation garden of a seaside property because it thrives in a range of soils and tolerates salt well. If you enjoy watching birds, plant a wax myrtle near a window where you can see the berries produced by it that are a key source of food for them in the winter. They are a good choice for patios and entrances because they also create a beautiful bayberry aroma.
  • Juniper - has a wide range of sizes and forms. They can be incorporated into your landscaping in many different ways, from low-growing shrubs to large trees. However, you should probably stick with a shrub species like the Grey Owl for a foundation garden. Although they normally have a silvery hue, harsher winters might give them a purple sheen. Depending on whatever specimen of juniper you choose, the juniper plant is quite resilient and can endure a variety of soils and circumstances. Both the sun and some shade are pleasant to them. If they receive too much shadow, they will spread out their branches, permanently changing the shape of the shrub.
  • Dogwood tree - a foundation garden also benefits greatly from the inclusion of trees. A common option is the dogwood tree, which has blossoms that range in colour from red to white. A multi-seasonal tree, they feature lovely green leaves in the summer that turn reddish-purple in the fall. When planting, keep in mind that these trees are vulnerable and will need some shelter from harsh weather. Dogwood trees thrive in some shade and will require frequent irrigation in hot climates. Although they don't have a particular preference, they thrive in rich, well-drained, somewhat acidic soil.
  • Crepe Myrtle - is an excellent tree for a garden's foundation. They are quite simple to grow. They require sunlight to flourish, but they can tolerate almost any change as long as their soil is well-drained. The crepe myrtle can be pruned, but if you're short on room, think about getting a smaller variety to resist the impulse to go overboard. Crepe myrtle trimming can be challenging, so be sure to master the technique. 
  • Japanese Maple - are popular for foundation gardens, and it's easy to understand why. Their 8–10 feet of mature height contributes to the dramatic appearance, and their lacy leaves and vibrant colours make a lovely addition to a garden. They favour locations with either full sun or light shade. However, if you live in a hot area, full light may result in the Japanese Maple's leaves being scorched, so keep that in mind before planting. This tree doesn't care about the type of soil as long as it drains well. In the late winter, add some mulch and give it a light pruning. It's a fairly low maintenance addition to your landscaping because you can often leave it alone.
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