How do you know what landscaping services are right for you and that you are getting the most bang for your buck?
Everyone loves seeing a landscaped garden. It gives a person the feeling of cultivated closeness to nature. It’s beautiful to look at, and usually a very tranquil scene. Properties with landscaped gardens fetch higher prices when selling. Owners who make use of landscaping services feel more at ease and content. No stress about having guests popping around. No stress about having to get to an untidy garden sometime in the future.
There are more than the personal benefits of using landscaping services. A landscaped garden reduces soil degradation. Soil isn’t washed off after rains meaning that erosion is better controlled. Landscaped gardens decrease evaporation and run-off, meaning better use of water.
Indigenous landscaping increases these benefits!
To increase these benefits, finding a landscaping service that makes use of indigenous plants is a must. Indigenous plants and trees are best suited for your neighbourhood’s environment. This is the flora natural to your area. You have many indigenous options whatever the size of your garden.
Indigenous landscaping means you will be using less water. Foreign species in your garden are often from a wetter climate. This is why they often use more water compared to indigenous species. Flowering plants like the large wild or fairy iris are a good choice here. African lilies and aloes are beautiful plants that are easy on water consumption. You might consider groundcover with the baby sun rose. In a rocky environment, the lobster flower is a great choice. You could even go with a blue-themed garden using only local flowering plants. Some examples are the pyjama bush and blue plumbago. Indigenous species are rarely invasive so various varieties of plants can thrive together. Whatever your landscaping needs, there is an indigenous choice for you. Ask your landscaping service whether they make use of indigenous plants or not.
Cultivating indigenous species also means minimising the need for fertilizers and pesticides. These will be plants and flowers that have adapted to the local pests and disease. They will have natural defences in the local environment.
This means that indigenous species are lower maintenance. This adds value to making use of a good landscaping service in the long run. Indigenous plants have a natural resilience when it comes to the local weather. As we have said many indigenous species can handle extended dryer seasons. They even prove resilient in times of drought. But keep in mind that they also handle the local rainy seasons. The local heavy rains won’t be a problem. An indigenous garden left alone should still thrive in the environment. This is in contrast to a garden of mainly foreign species, which would waste away, or require constant attention (and more billable hours!) to maintain.
Indigenous landscaping is sustainable landscaping. It goes beyond simply planting indigenous bushes and flowers. Indigenous landscaping creates an environment where the local ecosystems benefit too. The right plant life will also attract the local animal, bird and insect life.
The role of professional landscaping services in planning your indigenous garden
Planning for your indigenous garden is crucial. A professional landscaping service can prove invaluable in this step. Taking into consideration location, size and type of garden, a professional landscaper can ensure the best bang for your buck. They will know the best types of indigenous plants to use to reach your goals. Local flowering shrubs like the bride’s bush or weeping sage can get lost in a dense, overplanted garden. With professional planning, you can be sure to enjoy your all the species in your indigenous garden all year round.
Contact Strucon today to see how we can help beautify your outdoor space.