Choosing the right plants for the right region is key when it comes to landscaping. It’s important to take the local soil and climate into consideration. This may not seem like too much of a challenge, but you’d be surprised at how much knowledge and experience it takes to get things right.
As you can probably imagine, the soil along the coast is mostly sandy and porous. It also has a pretty high salt content. This type of soil doesn’t retain water or nutrients very well so there is not much for garden plants to absorb. The high salt content poses a particularly big problem in coastal regions. Salt in itself and in small amounts is needed by a plant for it to be healthy. The problem with excess salt though is that this can severely and negatively affect a plant. Too much salt can cause anything from leaf burn to entirely dead leaves because a plant can’t get adequate nourishment. Eventually, a plant that’s in this state will die so this is why it’s so crucial to match your plants with soil that they will thrive in.
Here, at Landscape By Design, we have been in business for many years. Throughout this time, we have landscaped for many coastal customers. We know what plants work and thrive in coastal soils. We can even offer tips on caring for them. When you’re looking for a coastal landscape designer, Perth-based Landscape By Design delivers time and time again. We have a portfolio of very happy customers who enjoy their outdoor spaces now more than they ever did. Our company motto is “built to last” simply because our workmanship will last and will be greatly enjoyed for many years to come. Contact us today to find out more!