If you’re looking for a quick and effective way to add to the beauty of your landscape and to the value of your home, planting new trees and shrubs is a great way to go. However, in the Georgia climate, you can’t just plant anything and expect it to thrive. You have to know which plants will grow best in this weather while providing other benefits to the rest of your landscape as well.
Here plants for your landscape this spring. These are the 5 best plants that will add to the beauty, usefulness, and overall health of your lawn and landscape this spring, and all year long!
American Yellowwood (Cladrastis kentukea)
The American Yellowwood is known for its beautiful spring blossoms consisting of fragrant white flowers and appealing bark. This tree can range in size, anywhere between 25-40 feet when fully grown. Their extensive root systems and shade-to-sun ratio allow for other plants to grow and thrive underneath. It’s the perfect tree for your small to medium sized garden and it’ll thrive in our Georgia climate!
Bicolor Butterfly Bush (Buddleja)
Living up to its name, this shrub is best known for its natural ability to attract butterflies and other pollinators. These pollinators aid in the overall health of the plants in your landscape, while also aiding in plant reproduction. As an added bonus, the bright yellow and raspberry colored flowers that bloom add vibrant color and beauty to your landscape!
Oakleaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia)
Thriving in the dry heat we often get in Georgia, the Oakleaf Hydrangea is the perfect addition to your spring garden. This shrub is unique in the sense that it will go from white in the spring; to pink during the summer, before fading to tan in the late fall months. This low-maintenance shrub is the perfect addition to any lawn or landscape if you’re looking for more variety and versatility!
Blanket Flower Plants (Gaillardia)
If you’re looking to add any amount of vibrant color and beauty to your garden, these plants will give you just that! Similar to the bicolor butterfly bush, blanket flower plants also have the ability to attract pollinators, and they’re perfect for any hot, sunny garden. Best of all; the more you cut and prune these plants, the more they will grow!
Dwarf Plumbago (Ceratostigma plumbaginoides)
This is the perfect plant to add an attractive groundcover in front of your trees and shrubs. The bright, vibrant blue flowers provide the perfect border around your landscape. Also, as you go later into the growing season, bright red leaves will appear alongside the blue flowers, adding more color to the ground during the fall months.
If you’re looking to add any of these plants to your landscape this spring, give the professionals at Environmental Turf Management a call. Our team of licensed and trained technicians can help you plant, protect, and prepare your trees and shrubs for a healthy and successful growing season.