With spring in the air and trees and flowers blooming across Georgia, it’s a great time to think about your custom home’s landscaping!
If you’re thinking about or have already started building a custom home in Georgia, you’ll be deciding what kind of plants will go in your landscape. If you aren’t familiar with common landscaping plants, or if you’re just looking for some colorful inspiration this spring, it’s the perfect time to look around your area and see what kinds of spring colors you’d like to incorporate into your own yard!
One great way to get an idea for the types of plants that may be available, is to visit your local hardware store and walk through the gardening section. This will give you an idea of what is typically sold and what kinds of plants you may be able to choose for your own landscape. Look at how tall plants get, if they’re evergreen or not, and whether they have spring blossoms. Taking notes to discuss with your landscaper can help make sure you get exactly what you want!
Another great way to get a feel for how finished and maturing landscapes look, is to keep an eye out for plants and landscapes you like in your area. What kinds of trees and plants did the homeowner choose, and how do they look together? Seeing mature plants and trees in bloom can give you a better idea of how your yard might grow and change over time, and may help influence your choice of plants for your home.
There are tons of options, from bulbs that emerge each spring for an early pop of color, blooming ornamental trees like cherry and pear, native trees like the redbud and dogwood, to flowering bushes like azaleas and hydrangeas. Whatever you end up choosing, spring is the perfect time to daydream about your future landscape!