Gardens are beautiful and bring light and life into any space. At the same time, they also take work, care and attention. Sometimes in our busy lives, we do not have the time to take care of gardens day in and day out. That is why it is helpful to pick plants that can survive easily in your area of the world and don’t require a lot of maintenance. If you are living in Baltimore, Maryland, there is no sense in trying to plant something that needs a warm climate year round.
One of the biggest factors in your plant’s health is water. If you will not be available to water your plants often you can either make sure you have a timed sprinkler that waters them when necessary, or buy plants that are drought-resistant and thus do not need very much water, such as a cactus. There are many plants that are specific for different regions or cities and grow best in those areas, so choosing plants that grow best in your city will mean they will be easier to maintain and look healthier.
Another important factor for deciding on plants for your garden is size. All of your plants will grow to be much larger than the seedlings that you plant. Make sure that you are prepared for this growth. Also, do not plant plants too close to one another. If you do plant them too close together this could stunt the growth of them and affect their life.
Information like how big your plants will grow and how far apart to plant them can be found easily on the internet and in books anywhere. If you do not want to spend the time on this, you can also hire a garden designer. These experts can help you with any of your plant choosing questions.
As you can see, deciding what plants to put in your garden is a decision that needs some consideration for many different factors. Once you have ironed out all of the particulars though, all of your planning and thought will be worth it.
If you’re interested in designing a new yard or making some minor updates, Urban Gardens in Baltimore has you covered.
Urban Gardens is located at 4405 Butler Road in Reisterstown, MD. For more information, please visit our website or call us at (410) 833-4930.