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Tip Of The Day - 8/29/05 - Plant Grouping Strategy

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by Sean Adams, Aug 29, 2005.

  1. Sean Adams

    Sean Adams LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,597

    Many people are tempted to use color as the primary organizing principle when planning any sort of landscape that is dominated by perenials. It definitely should be a consideration, but plant material should be grouped by other criteria first:

    texture, mass, lines of the landscape, sun/shade, maturity possibilities, etc.
  2. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,112

    I would group as the following order,
    environmental conditions
    water requirements
    texture :D
  3. Kate Butler

    Kate Butler LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 640

    I always make sure I know which colors the clients love or hate - first thing. The rest follows.

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