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Choosing the Right Plants for Your Garden

Creating and maintaining a vibrant garden requires careful planning and consideration of the local climate, soil conditions, and specific challenges that our region presents. Turn to the gardening professionals at Poynter Landscape Architecture & Construction for the best advice on choosing the right plants, as well as for a tailored plan specific to your garden to keep your plants healthy and your landscape looking stunning in St. Louis.

Call us right away at 636-256-2600 or contact us online. Our gardening and planting experts have over 25 years of experience in maintaining top-tier gardens throughout the St. Louis area. Here, we’ll explore the factors to consider and provide insights into the best plants for your garden.

Choosing the Right Plants for Your Garden: Creating a Flourishing Haven in St. Louis

You obviously can’t have much of a garden without plants. The following are some things to consider before choosing:

  • Understanding the St. Louis Climate
  • We obviously experience a humid subtropical climate with hot summers and cold winters. It’s important to choose plants that can withstand temperature fluctuations and humidity levels. Some of the top choices of our gardening maintenance experts include:

  • Soil Quality and Composition
  • St. Louis soils can vary, but many areas have compacted silt topsoil or exposed clay subsoil. Understanding your soil’s composition is crucial for plant selection. Soil is essentially nature’s pipeline for moving water. The compacted soil causes stormwater runoff, almost as much as a driveway or patio. In these areas, we suggest moisture-retentive plants, perhaps Canna, Turtlehead, or Siberian Iris, while in well-draining soils we might suggest Agastache, Lavender, or Penstemon.

    As part of our gardening maintenance programs, our experts conduct a soil test to determine pH and nutrient levels. Details on our tiered plans are below:

    Preferred Plus Plan

    Preferred Plan

    Basic Plan

    Give us a call today to set one up at 636-256-2600 or reach out to us online.

  • Sunlight Exposure
  • Different parts of your garden may receive varying amounts of sunlight throughout the day. Our gardening specialists can help identify areas with full sun, partial shade, or full shade. This information is essential for choosing plants that match the sunlight conditions they require.

  • Seasonal Interest
  • Plan your garden with our specialists to showcase blooms and foliage throughout the seasons. We can help select a mix of plants that offer spring flowers, summer foliage, fall colors, and winter interest. This ensures a visually appealing garden year-round, despite the temperature.

  • Native Plants
  • Our native plants are well-adapted to the local St. Louis ecosystem and provide essential support to local wildlife. We always suggest incorporating native species such as:

    Contact Poynter Landscape Today For Help Choosing the Right Plants for Your Garden

    When armed with the right knowledge and plant selections, having a thriving garden in the St. Louis area is a rewarding endeavor. With help from the Poynter Landscape pros who consider factors like climate, soil conditions, and sunlight exposure, you can own a garden that not only survives but flourishes in the unique environment of St. Louis.

    Call us now for help in choosing the best plants for your St. Louis garden at 636-256-2600 or contact us online.