The weather has become nicer, and after a cold winter all you really want to do is liven up your yard with some landscaping plants. However, just one visit to your local garden center revealed to you that there are many choices, so you need some advice when it comes to choosing the right landscaping plants. Beautiful landscaping unfortunately does not take care of itself. No matter how much you pay your landscaper, once your plants have been installed – you are responsible for the health of your plants. To keep your new investment looking as good as the day it was installed, it will require time and plant maintenance – remember, plants are living, breathing organisms. Watering and fertilizing your new plants will keep them growing healthy and strong. Here are some tips on how to keep your plants healthy and looking great.

About Landscaping Plants

The first thing you need to think about is the effect that you want the landscaping plants to have. Do you want landscaping plants just for aesthetic purposes, or would you prefer to have landscaping plants that are more for privacy? If you want landscaping plants that provide privacy, you need look no further than the ivy vine. If you are unfamiliar with the ivy vine, you have probably seen it in movies or in quaint cottage depictions. This vine is quite hardy and requires only a fence or the side of a house to climb up of.

The thing that you might have to consider is the rate at which the ivy plant grows. You see, when you first purchase the ivy plant at your local garden store, you will notice that it is relatively small. However, you might find that over the course of a night the vine will have grown by several inches! Thus, keep this in mind, because otherwise the ivy will eventually completely cover over the area that it is placed upon. If you would rather use flowers as landscaping plants, you have to consider the overall climate in which you live. Tropical flowers that you see in your garden store can only be placed outside if the climate is temperate throughout the year. Otherwise, they are meant as indoor plants.