If you are trying to make a plan for your community's roadway landscaping, there are several points you should keep in mind. Wondering what aspects you need to consider? Take a look at these tips:
1. Think about maintenance.
One of the most important issues to consider when choosing roadway landscaping is upkeep. If you put in a bunch of beautiful plants that need a lot of attention but you don't have the budget to have gardeners take care of weeding, watering, removing dead flowers or other issues, the landscaping may deteriorate and become an eyesore. Choose plants for your landscaping that have maintenance needs in tune with your budget and what your community workers and volunteers can handle.
2. Reduce the need to water.
Regardless of whether or not your community can handle a lot of maintenance related to your roadway landscaping, you still should look for plants that don't require a lot of water. To that end, opt for hardy native plants that can survive on very little water. That saves your community money and resources in the long run. Similarly, you may want to consider ground cover like mulch or rocks rather than grass to help reduce water usage even further.
3. Keep visibility in mind.
When choosing plants for your roadway landscaping, you may want a range of small plants, flowers, shrubs and trees. However, you cannot just think about what looks nice as if you were arranging a garden. Instead, you also need to take visibility into account. For example, before planting trees, carefully consider whether a full grown tree in that spot may prevent drivers from being able to see clearly.
4. Avoid trees with aggressive root structures.
If you want to put in trees, remember that aggressive root structures can break sewer lines, cause cracks in sidewalks or lead to other issues. If you want to include trees in your roadway landscaping, consider choosing trees with root systems that aren't likely to threaten anything. for example, Japanese Maples have fibrous root systems that rate bother anything.
5. Create a signature look.
In addition to integrating all of the above tips, you should work on creating a signature look. Your community's roadway landscaping should reflect the unique aspects of your community. For example, if your community's signature is wild and wacky, opt for lots of different colours and plants. If you want to present a more traditional look, choose plants that coordinate together in a classic way.