The creation of a garden is a long-term process and it takes patience for the vegetation to grow to its full potential. Planting mature shrubs and trees is very expensive. The solution can be fast-growing plants. See what to plant to make your garden green quickly.
Lush vegetation near the house makes you feel rooted in the place. It often happens that we have to start from scratch, setting up a garden in an empty area. We can take advantage of a wide range of gardening shops or nurseries and buy already large shrubs and trees (even several meters tall). Thanks to them we will get a quick effect, but unfortunately the costs can be very high, especially in the case where we need to develop a large space.
It is difficult to invest in green if you have more important expenses connected with building a house. Therefore, the ideal alternative is to plant fast-growing plants.
Which plants to choose?
It is best to plant a large plot of land with trees that will form the garden's canvas and additionally shade unoccupied space. On a small plot it is worth planting slow-growing shrubs and trees that do not reach a high height. We must also take into account that the vegetation should be planted with head and in moderation. Once the plants have grown and become in each other's way, we will have to trim or grub them up regularly (for plants older than five years, we need the permission of the municipality). Before trees and shrubs grow, they use perennials, which can reach up to 2 metres in height in the first year, or annual plants that grow and bloom fast.
Aesthetic function is also fulfilled by climbers, which are best suited for small plots. They can replace trees and bushes and decorate the façade of the building. The leaves and flowers create striking patterns and the green walls are the perfect motif for a garden complex.
⦁ Annual plants: sunflower, castor, double-fledged cosmos. Plants that grow and bloom quickly, should be planted in spring and in summer can reach up to 1.5-2.5 meters high.
⦁ Deciduous shrubs: miraculous shrubbery, shiny and wrinkled vigour, park roses and climbing roses, wrinkled rose, David's building, common legionary, intermediate forsythia, white and creeping deer varieties, calinolytic follicle, alpine and rare currant, rowan sorbaria, coarse varietal varietal ryegrass, common jasmine. To reach the final altitude, you have to wait between three and seven years.
⦁ High perennials: coarse sunflower, purple foxglove, Nouveau or New England aster, hornets, garden fairy, forest parzion and grasses: Chinese and sugar miscanthus, sand cane. After two years they grow and form abundant clumps.
⦁ Non-overwintering perennials: varieties of dahlia, streptococcus. They grow to 2 m, in autumn they have to be dug up and stored indoors until spring.
⦁ Perennial climbers: common ivy, climbing hydrangea, Alberta pondweed, honeysuckles, flowery and Chinese glycine, five-leaf acabia, Japanese wormwood, botanical and large-flowered clematis, Chinese lemon tree, big-leaf cocornacle, five-leaf and three-leaf vine. Depending on the variety, they can reach a height of 1 to 5 metres.
⦁ Annual climbers: purple villas, ornamental beans, climbing kobea. In the season they can grow up to several meters.
⦁ Coniferous trees: Indian pine, Serbian spruce, European and Polish larch, Chinese metasequoia, Californian fir. In appropriate conditions, after about 15 years they grow up to 5-8 metres.
⦁ Deciduous trees: red oak, birch, willow, aceticum, Pennsylvanian ash, Catalan, common and Swedish hazelnut, narrow-leafed olive tree. They grow faster than coniferous trees, in a few years they reach a few meters.
When we take up the challenge of creating our own garden, we must bear in mind that its final appearance will be determined not only by plants, but also by the layout of the terrain and architectural details. Slope, pergolas or small hills make the garden look more attractive and more fully developed.
- June 26, 2019
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