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GARDEN LANDSCAPE RESTORATION

Making the most of your old garden plants

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Making the most of your old garden plants (Continued)

Whatever the existing conditions or locations, you can save money in a landscape renovation by rejuvenating some of those plants that still have life, by planting them in more ideal growing conditions, where their size and form are complimentary to the surrounding plants and your home.

Understanding individual plant growth habits, as well as their sun / shade tolerances is one of the secrets to a truly successful landscape planting.

When care is taken to place plants where they best perform and where their growth habits are given ample space, the planting results can be spectacular. Furthermore, once the landscape matures there will not be a need to replace plants in the future, because the plants will already be in their ideal locations with plenty of room to grow! Here are a few online sources to better understand individual plant identification and ideal growing conditions for each;
1.) http://www.monrovia.com/
2.) http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/flora/
3.) http://www.dyckarboretum.org/

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