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Birddog Lawncare
02-25-2004, 05:28 PM
Another newbie question.

What type of plants do you plant each season to add seasonal color. THen how do you typically charge for this plant and labor or just a flat fee?

Coffeecraver
02-25-2004, 05:47 PM
Annuals for full impact should be planted 6" on center
(rule of thumb), not all flowers are created equal.

The perennials depend upon the choice plant you make.

Start here and then come up with a quanity.
http://www.hcs.ohio-state.edu/mg/manual/herbac.htm

:)

BW4486
02-26-2004, 08:11 PM
Around north florida alot of people use pansies
they are small, pretty easy to care for and come in sevral colors

NCSULandscaper
02-26-2004, 10:32 PM
I rarely install seasonal beds in my landscapes, unless i absolutly have to fill in some space. My color comes from the plants that i choose for the landscape. Most of them have special features that add a certain color to the landscape. I want the customers eye to go to the larger plants, instead of annuals.

GarPA
02-28-2004, 06:08 AM
my 3 top choices for flower displays are:

1. wave petunias
2. wave petunias
3. wave petunias

no better plant for color, hardiness, ease of care, last into novemeber in zone 6, no deadheading or nipping needed

might be one of the best annual flowers ever developed

for the best visual effect, masses of the same color work the best for a larger area...for a smaller area, some companites will use many colors grouped in clusters.

suggest you fert them every couple weeks until they get going