Great estates’ plant of the month: forsythia

Blog Contributed by David West

Spring is right around the corner and we’re all excited to see color come back into our landscaping. If you are just as eager as we are about seeing a pop of color in your lawn, consider planting forsythia. Forsythia, also known as yellow bells, is one of the earliest spring bloomers – making for the perfect April plant!

Forsythia, as its nickname suggests, blooms a bright yellow and will bring a fun pop of color to your early spring landscaping. This plant is perfect for making hedgerows more vibrant. If you are looking for variety in your landscaping, plant this plant in a close lien along foundations or even standing on their own. These plants bloom in a uniquely bell-shape and can range from a butter yellow to a deep shade of gold.

Not only are forsythia pretty plants, they’re convenient, too! Forsythia plants grow fast and can be established by any amateur planter. In fact, after this plant is established in your landscaping they require very little care. This plant does need to be watered regularly, however they do not grow well in overly wet soil. If you are planning on adding this plant to your landscaping, be sure to place it in well draining soil.

These flowers love the sun and should spend at least 6 hours a day in direct sunlight. While they can handle less sunlight time, they will grow the best in full sun. As previously mentioned, these plants are extremely convenient and are even deer resistant! They are also great for erosion control and good for ground cover.

If you are interested in learning more about forsythia, contact Great Estates Landscaping. They can install this vibrant yellow plant into your landscaping this month!

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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