Planting and trees
In addition to Leamington Landscapes main staples of carrying out paving, fencing etc, there are many contracts that we undertake that require some planting. And many customers ask for guidance on types of plants and trees.
So what planting requirements do our clients have?
The hedges we plant are usually planted to define property boundaries and provide privacy or to give shelter from
prevailing winds. We prefer formal, such as clipped Buxus (box), Taxus (yew) and Fagus (beech) or
informal, with colourful foliage or flowers, like Viburnum or Crataegus (hawthorn).
Conifers are also popular choices with our customers. Although Leyland cypress (Leylandii) has a reputation for causing friction between
neighbours, if kept under control, it makes an effective hedge.
Plants for screening
Using plants to interrupt views can be a way of drawing the eye towards a specific feature, or a
practical solution for blocking an unsightly view. Whatever the reason, time taken in choosing the
plants for the purpose will pay dividends by ensuring they establish well and look good.
Golden rules for low maintenance:
- Keep it simple.
- Use pots, large glazed pots are particularly effective.
- Artificial grass has come a long way and can look great.
There is no such thing as No maintenance, only Low maintenance.