“Earth laughs in flowers”
Landscaping companies can offer a wealth of information when it comes to lawn care and beautification. Ask any lawn care company, and they’ll tell you that you can never define a beautiful lawn or a garden without a few flowering plants. Not only do they offer color but they also transform a dull, tired corner into a blooming beauty.
Flowers are without a doubt the essence of a garden.
Here are 5 of the best flowering plants that landscaping companies can supply for your summer lawn:
They’re the warm and tropical region flowering perennials and annuals from the family of Asteraceae. They blossom in sun and partial shade, from early summer to the first frost. With medium to tall height they’re most popular for their blue flowers. The other varieties are white topped blue flowers and brilliant shades of violet, pink and white. Their size and color makes Argentum a good choice for flowering pots and rock gardens. Since they’re easy to grow and maintain, you can get them directly from a nursery or purchase them in seed form. But some of the varieties of Ageratum are poisonous, so it’s recommended to first consult landscaping companies or proper nurseries before choosing one for your lawn.
- Hardy Hibiscus
Landscaping companies know that Hardy Hibiscus is one of the favorite flowers of southern gardens. This species include perennial and annual plants, together with woody shrubs and small trees. They love the sun and are known for their large, showy flowers with colors varying from white to pink, red, orange, peach, yellow and purple. Being a versatile plant it can enhance the beauty of your garden in many ways. It can be planted in your lawn, can be a beautiful balcony garden add-on and can also be used in both, regular garden pots or even in hanging pots.
- Stokes Aster
They’re one of the most compatible flowers for warm region with drought tolerant nature. Stokes Asters can be grown from the start of spring as they bloom from late spring through summer in range of pale to perky shades of pink, silvery white, and electric blue. They’re a perfect flowering plant for gardens with a backdrop of evergreen shrubs and native foliage plants. When starting with Stokes Aster you need to take care that the soil is a little acidic and that the plants are watered well. Once they mature, they become one of the low maintenance flowering plants.
- Royal Catchfly
This beautiful lady in red belongs to the pink family of flowering plants. It’s a perennial herb that starts from a fleshy taproot and grows up to 1.6 meters tall. Popularly known as ‘Catchfly’, it has sticky glands on its stems that trap small flies. A personal favorite of hummingbirds and butterflies, Royal Catchfly is easy to plant enjoys full sun, well-drained soil and can be moved from one place to another in the garden without much of a problem. It’s well suited for big lawns, borders and sidewalks.
- Woodland Phlox
Another beauty to add to your garden is Woodland Phlox. This a semi-evergreen perennial species with hairy leaves, petals of blue-lavender, light purple, pink, and white color with a pleasant fragrance. It enjoys the full sun but doesn’t mind mild shade and is disease resistant. It’s a low maintenance plant but needs an open area where it can receive plentiful of air. Spring is the major blooming period for Woodland Phlox when it reaches a height of almost 30 cm and above.
All these flowering plants are easy to grow, are low maintenance and can be bought from landscaping companies or nurseries in the form of saplings or seeds. While all these are good choices, the bouquet is certainly not limited to them. Go ahead and try some other species and share your experience with us.
Tender Care Lawn is a dedicated lawn care company started by Donald Lapoint and family in 2004 in southwest Louisiana. Our goal is to provide affordable, dependable, quality Landscape Maintenance Services. We believe in complete customer satisfaction. Our services include grass cutting, fertilization, weed control, shrub and hedge trimming in the Sulphur, Lake Charles, Moss Bluff, Westlake, Carlyss and surrounding areas.