Seasonal Color

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Birddog Lawncare, Feb 25, 2004.

  1. Birddog Lawncare

    Birddog Lawncare LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 73

    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?
  2. Coffeecraver

    Coffeecraver LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA.
    Messages: 793

    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.

  3. BW4486

    BW4486 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 243

    Around north florida alot of people use pansies
    they are small, pretty easy to care for and come in sevral colors
  4. NCSULandscaper

    NCSULandscaper Banned
    Messages: 1,557

    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.
  5. GarPA

    GarPA LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
    Messages: 2,585

    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

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