Landscape Planting Design & Installation

landscape planting
We at Meissner Landscape, Inc. offer full service planting design and installation. This is a fundamental aspect of any landscape installation whether it is a simple foundation planting or a complete residential or commercial planting design. Proper design & installation will assure that your plants will be an investment that grows. When considering a new planting project there are several important factors our professionals consider.

The first step in the plant selection process is deciding what style or purpose the planting is trying to achieve. Plants can be grouped or used together in different ways to achieve various effects. Plant selection and arrangement can reflect the architectural style of the home. Plant varieties can represent the homeowner’s personal preferences. Plants can be used to develop specialty gardens such as perennial gardens, butterfly gardens, gardens that attract wildlife, fragrant gardens, shade gardens, rose gardens, etc. Plants can be selected and arranged for special functions such as screening, privacy, hedging, etc.

Once a style or purpose is determined, environmental factors are taken into account. These might include the amount of sun/shade, water requirements, drainage, soil types, exposure and temperatures. Another important factor is plant characteristics. This area includes mature size, flower color and bloom time, foliage color and texture, winter interest of fruit, bark and branching, fruiting characteristics and growth habits.

landscape plantingOnce all of the above factors are considered and the plants are properly sited, we then correctly install the selected plants. As part of our installation service, we always implement proper planting procedures such as, amending the soil as necessary, installing the plant at the appropriate height, fertilization, and correct mulching techniques. This ensures that the plants will perform as they should for many years.

We encourage our clients to visit our office and display gardens to view and select plants prior to installation. We carry the largest inventory of hostas, daylilies, flowering shrubs, dwarf & unusual conifers, & deciduous trees in Door County.

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