The best landscaping for Colorado
Spring is here, and as a new homeowner, you’re ready to begin checking off one task on your list at a time! This means it’s important to start the process of landscaping; but, which plants, trees and shrubs should you be adding into the mix?
Mountain terrains require different landscaping than the Midwest region. For clients who have build your own house packages with Homestead Homes in Colorado, here is the best Colorado landscape for your yards!
For a successful Colorado landscape job, it’s important to know what zone your new home is in. Each zone has different terrain, temperatures, weather, humidity and other factors that all attribute to the life of plants, trees and shrubs. Zone four & five are located in the Colorado area.
Furthermore, it’s important to understand what kind of plants, trees and shrubs can grow in different zones.
- Zone three: perennials, shrubs and small trees
- Zone four: shrubs and perennials
- Zone five: shrubs and perennials
- Zone six: shrubs and perennials
While each zone can have shrubs and perennials, there are specific types that can survive a different zone.
Depending on where someone will build their home in Colorado, depends on the type of plants that should be planted. This is based on soil and elevation. It’s important to plant flowers and plants that come back each and every year, and one that can withstand the sun. Here are some low maintenance and common plants that can be planted in Colorado:
- Limemound Spirea
- Bowles Periwinkle
- Snow Angel Coral Bells
- Ice Plants
- Pawnee Buttes Sand Cherry
- SteppeSuns Sunset Glow Penstemon
These are the starting point of your landscaping, but what about the hardy foundation?
Often times, due to elevation and terrain, it’s better to pick native Colorado shrubs. This is because these shrubs can grow in these regions without any extra maintenance or pest problems. It’s the best solution for adding some bold colors to your landscaping. Here are some native shrubs to consider:
- Wild Rose
- Western Chokecherry
- Wax Currant
- Mountain-mahogany fruit
- Twinberry Fruit
This doesn’t mean that someone who is building their own home can’t add non-native shrubs to their Colorado landscaping. If one adds non-native shrubs, it’s important to understand their maintenance requirements!
A couple of trees can really make a back or front yard pop! Also, trees can help provide shade during outdoor entertainment and create some privacy between your home and the neighbors. Which trees would be the best in the Colorado terrain?
These are the top Colorado landscaping tips for our Homestead Homes clients in Colorado!
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