April means annuals!

Blog Contributed by David West

April means spring, warm weather and the perfect time to start planting annuals! Annuals make for greatspring plants and many annual flowers have vibrant, colorful blooms. There are a variety of different flowers that are annuals, meaning that you can pick a flower that fits in perfectly with your landscaping.

If you are looking for a filler flower that looks natural, consider adding Black-Eyed Susan’s to your landscaping. These yellow golden annuals only require partial sun and can add a ‘wildflower,’ naturalized look to your yard. Black-Eyed Susan’s are tough plants that can handle average soil and hold in moisture well, meaning they don’t require much watering maintenance.

Another type of annual that can bring a pop of color into your landscaping are Gerbera Daisies. These annuals bloom in almost every color and they produce big flowering blooms that will make any landscaping beautiful. These vibrant flowers call for an evenly moist soil and occasional fertilization.

One of the largest annuals you can plant are African Marigolds. Marigolds are best described as colorfully flamboyant grow well in almost any environment. Whether you are looking for a large potted plant, adding them to a garden bed, or using them as a border around your home or patio, they will grow large and bloom beautiful yellow, orange or cream flowers. Be sure to grow this plant in a very sunny spot with moist, well-drained soil and they will bloom all summer long.

Now is the time to add annuals to your landscaping. If you are interested in having a vibrant landscape this year, contact Great Estates Landscaping!

About The Author

David West is not only a manager on the landscape maintenance, installation and turf management team of Great Estates Landscaping, he is also an avid outdoorsman and enjoys spending as much time with his family as possible.

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