Annual Flower Programs

One enhancement to regular service that will add to the beauty and enjoyment of your landscape is adding seasonal flowers to your beds. The addition of seasonal color to your home will create stunning and impressive results. Seasonal flowers are installed twice per year - once at the end of the spring season and once in the fall. We use a variety of flowers such as pansies, snapdragons, salvia, petunias, impatiens, and more. Plant selection for each season is made by our knowledgeable staff and may vary from season to season.

Our flower installation service involves removing existing seasonal plants at the end of their season, adding soil amendments, tilling the soil mechanically, and then installing the selected plant material. This process provides ideal soil and nutrient conditions for the plants. It will allow the plant roots to make their way deep into the soil where they will draw water and nutrients. This in turn will allow the plants to grow to their full potential in size and blooms, giving your landscape the maximum visual impact.

In addition to our regular spring and fall annuals, installation of fall bulb plantings is also available.

Another annual flower program we offer is "Patio-scaping". This unique service involves strategically placing planters and baskets brimming with annual and perennial color. This makes a powerful impact, especially when it brings life to areas that usually cannot support plant material.

Patio-scaping makes a powerful statement because color is the element that catches the eye first. Because of this, there are a few details to take into consideration.

What colors go well with the existing design and location?
Which materials will do best in these conditions?
What are the budget constraints or limits?
Who will be maintaining the containers after installation?

Selecting the right container for Patio-scaping is critical. Try these suggestions on specification and use

  1. Look for durability, something that could potentially take a bump from a car. Concrete and some fiberglass planters offer durability and can be repaired.
  2. Weather resistance is key. When using plastic pots, look for those that are frost resistant.
  3. Remember to place a nursery liner inside hand-fired pottery to protect from frost heaving and to prevent permanent staining damage on decks and patios by using "pot feet" to lift the pot off the ground about 1 inch.
  4. Select containers in colors complementary to the outdoor surroundings. For example, gray stone planters might look nice on a patio or walkway made of stones or gray tile. Redwood or cedar planters complement a wooden deck.
  5. Look for lightweight containers - there are some quality versions now available that look like terra cotta or stone planters. Their advantage over the real thing is that they don't chip and they resist breakage. Plus, because they're not as porous as terra cotta, water loss is reduced.