Tips for selecting landscape plants??

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1. Size is everything. Mature plant size is the number one item people tend to ignore when selecting plants. Plants need a few years to reach their mature size. Often people don’t want to wait several years for a landscape to fill in, so they will space plants too close to each other, or to the house, the sidewalk or street. Space plants according to their mature size, not the size they are at the time of purchase, and be patient. 2. Believe the plant tags. Plant tags are not just for marketing and attracting attention. They provide valuable information from the grower that needs to be noted by the buyer. These plant tags usually note plant characteristics such as mature size and spacing, as well as site requirements such as soil type, light and moisture. 3. Know your soil. Think of soil as the foundation of your landscape and get to know it by taking soil samples. The University of Minnesota will test your soil for a small fee and report what your soil contains and is lacking. Select plants based on your soil type. 4. Watch the sun. Consider how the sun moves across your landscape. A plant requiring “full sun” typically needs six or more hours of full sun per day. “Part sun” means about 3 to 6 hours a day, “full shade” means the plant receives no direct sun throughout the day. You may want to sketch your landscape and note the hours of sunlight that various areas receive. 5. Locate plants according to water needs. Xeriscaping refers to designing areas of landscape that don’t require supplemental irrigation and uses techniques such as hydrozoning (grouping plants in a landscape according to moisture requirements), minimizing turf areas, efficient application of water and plant selection. Although we live in the land of 10,000 lakes, gardeners and landscape designers need to be diligent about conserving water. Thinking about using less water in your landscape will lead to better plant choices.
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