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Nothing says Spring like a landscape bursting with beautiful color. From the bold splash of breathtaking blooms to a neat stretch of vibrant green grass, the season offers bright and invigorating color schemes that are a stark contrast to the dull dormancy of winter. For property owners, spring is a great opportunity to brighten up outdoor spaces with beautiful color that boosts your curb appeal.
You have a lot of choices when it comes to spring color. You can add flowers and foliage, pop a bright coat of paint on your patio furniture, or even incorporate some colorful garden decorations for a funky spring look. If you’re eagerly awaiting spring’s arrival, get inspired with these simple ideas to add spring color to your South Alabama landscape.
Add colorful annuals. If you like big splashes of spring color, annual bedding plants are your best bet. You can find masses of colorful annuals in perky bloom at your local garden center that are perfect for transplanting into your garden beds, containers, and hanging pots to add an instant splash of color to your spring landscape. Also known as ‘bedding plants’, spring annuals like sweet peas, sweet alyssum, impatiens, and petunias thrive in mild spring temperatures like Mobile, Alabama, and are fairly easy to grow.
Plant spring-blooming perennials. Unlike annual plants, perennials grow and flower season after season. They take a bit more care to plant and maintain, but the payoff is a solid spring and summer base that doesn’t need replacing year after year. Foxglove, Shasta Daisies, and Iris Hybrids are hardy perennial plants that add a stunning splash of color to your spring landscape. They also attract butterflies and bees for an elegant spring ecosystem!
Incorporate interesting foliage. Foliage is a wonderful foil to flowers, especially variegated varieties. Adding attractive foliage like hosta or ornamental grasses to your garden beds and landscape can fill in the space between your flowers with interesting color and texture. Plus, most of them are tough as nails and require little maintenance!
Add color to containers. Container planters are easy to move and extremely versatile, making them a great choice for spring’s varied weather and sunlight patterns. Container gardens are great for creating vibrant color displays because you can combine different species of plants in a relatively small space. You can even layer small shrubs or foliage with flowers to create some bold eye-catching texture!
When creating your container garden, be sure to choose plants that thrive in the same general conditions. Plants that crave shade can help you create a stunning splash of color to warm up your entryway, while sun-loving blooms are great for containers that adorn a deck or patio space. If you’re feeling especially bold, plant your blooms in a colorful container!
Mulch. The best thing about mulch is the big benefits it brings to your plant health, but it also creates a neat, blank canvas for your spring landscape design. Mulch comes in a variety of colors and textures, and a neat layer of coffee-colored chips or fresh tan pinestraw creates a striking contrast against your vibrant green grass and colorful spring blooms.
Add hanging baskets. Your front porch and patio area will shine with spring color when you hang a basket of cascading blooms. You can visit your local garden center to buy pre-made hanging baskets stuffed with ferns, pansies, petunias, geraniums, and other bright spring blooms. All you have to do is hang and water!
Outdoor Lighting. Why not light up the night with spectacular spring color? Our professional outdoor lighting options can outfit your home and landscape with quality lights in an array of vibrant spring shades. They can light up your trees, line your walkways, spruce up your shrubs – the sky’s the limit! We can even change them out as needed to help you celebrate your favorite spring holidays like Mardi Gras or Easter!
Of course, hiring a professional landscape company is by far the easiest way to enjoy spring color. Chad’s Landscape Management offers seasonal change-outs as part of our residential maintenance services so you can enjoy spectacular landscapes without the stress. Summer will be here before you know it, so contact us today to get started!