Green is the goal.
Nature is the world’s artwork, and it begins in our backyard. With spring on the way, we are all looking to acquire something fresh and new within our space while providing the comfort we seek.There are some areas on which to focus our attention while bringing your landscape alive.
With today’s unforgiving climate changes, potential drought conditions and a quick growing shortage of pollinators, our population is becoming more determined to be the solution, not the problem.
This can make for beautiful solid touches to your overall concept, while giving you a cleaner approach by filtering pollutants out of rainwater, returning clean water to the soil, and reducing runoff issues.
Low water use plants
If you are looking for shrubs that make a bold statement, Russian Sage uses little to no water. In fact, it thrives in dry soil, and they bloom from late spring on into autumn. They only need pruning in spring for new buds to flourish. If you crave variety, Ice plants have many variations to choose from and are considered xeriscape friendly. Finally flower lovers; there are floras such as penstemons which bloom trumpet shaped blooms in a variety of colors. Also, excellent and drought tolerant are rudbeckias. Easy-to-grow perennials featuring golden, daisylike flowers with black or purple centers, and include the popular black-eyed Susan. This is just to name a few.
Pollinators and the plants that attract them:
Some think that bees are the only pollinators out there, and while they are becoming smaller in population, they are not alone. Moths, butterflies, hummingbirds, wasps and even flies are pollinators as well. Did you know that Boulder was the first city in Colorado to have a “Bee Safe Neighborhood”? Researchers have found that native bees are much more likely to be attracted to native flowers due to their adaptation to the plants over time. Juniper bushes, Oregon Grape Holly, Irises, Lavender, Passionflowers, Red Elderberry, and Woods Rose are all native plant life. By using pollinator-appealing plants, you are contributing to the re-pollination of your surroundings.
All these ways and more are creative ways we can bring your landscape and your natural environment to life. We do not just landscape, We Lifescape.