Creative Ways to Enhance Your Yard by Planting Annuals

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Planting annuals in beds or pots marks the beginning of a new season! Knowing when to plant annuals helps get the seasonal show off to a solid start. Additionally, understanding how to plant annual flowers is the other key to success. 

There are many ways to accomplish this, and much of the planning is based on personal taste. That said, Outdoor makeovers can help create the perfect landscape for your annuals to reach full bloom!

Planting Annuals – Beginning with Basics

Some annuals thrive in cooler seasons of the year, while others need a little summer sizzle to thrive. Typically garden centers sell the appropriate annuals for the season at hand. If in doubt, ask. This is especially important in early spring when summer annuals have started their growing season. Once they enter the world of cool spring nights, they often stop growing. For these heat-loving annuals, planting too early can pronounce a death sentence as chilly air and cool soil causes plants to stall or even rot. 

No matter what season you’re in, designing the appropriate growing space is just as vital to the planting success, as the annuals themselves. 

Enhancing Your Landscape

The use of boulders in the backyard will really enhance your landscape. Landscaping with boulders will bring an element that only nature does best, but Outdoor Makeover can match. By installing a proper size and shape of boulder within perennials and annuals gardens, your garden offers more than just one element. By mixing boulders in softscapes, it breaks up all the green, and also it verifies the true authenticity of the landscaping we install for your home because we find boulders in natural areas. Another benefit of boulders is after installation; they are maintenance-free and will never require care and replacement. Boulders are a one-time installation and will keep giving you enjoyment year after year without asking for anything back.

Planting Annuals Starts with the Perfect Outdoor Space

Adjusting to Seasonal Changes

In the winter months, there is less sunlight, and simultaneously fewer leaves to provide shade for planting annuals. How do we make yards, in the dead of winter, look pretty? The answer is landscaping lighting!


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Landscape lighting bears the most stunning effect the moment it is installed – unlike a softscape, which takes a while to mature to a magnificent vision. With the proper uplighting and downlighting we capture the most beautiful elements of your property and make them stars under the spotlight. As the art of landscape lighting evolves, continue to stay informed. Outdoor Makeover designers can design a space with physical features and lighting or can install the lighting only. 

How Outdoor Makeovers Can Help

Outdoor Makeover can help you do things in phases at your pace. Not only that, they will manage the entire process of designing, planting, and installing. With a small deposit, Outdoor Makeovers can demonstrate all available lighting options before installation as well! This way, you can choose the most important aspects of the job. Let us help you conquer the nights. If you would like to use our design team to design a four-season ready landscape for you.

For more info, or to get help planting annuals and upgrading your space, please contact us at 404-587-5656.

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