Plant Installation

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Plant Installation

Dig a hole. Plop in plant. Right? NOPE!

Many factors go into the establishment and success of any plant in the landscape. Sun and shade tolerances, soil conditions, spacing, mature size, planting depth, soil amendments, water requirements, toxicity to humans and pets, even how the plant is transported…it all needs to be taken into consideration when installing a plant. Our experienced designers know what will and will not work when selecting plants. J and R landscape crews are all properly trained on how to effectively install plants with proper handling, recommended hole size and depth and soil amendments. Don’t take a chance on guessing if a plant will survive, call our experts today!

Why is Having a Proper Plant Installation Important?

  • Make your landscape pop!
  • Proper plants in proper locations are key to maintaining a beautiful home
  • Proper planting techniques and soil amendments are vital
  • A thoughtful plant pallet can help keep your family and pets safe
  • Plant for the immediate curb appeal, but also plant for the future when everything matures!

What Are The Differences Between Major Plant Types?

Annuals – Lifespan: Under 1 year

An annual is a plant that will only live one season before dying and not returning the following season. Annuals provide instant and vibrant splashes of color to your landscape and are usually vigorous growers that bloom early and keep blooming all summer if properly cared for. Examples of annual plants include: pansies, gerbera daisies, impatiens, petunias and geraniums.

Biennials – Lifespan: 2 years

These plants are not exactly prevalent in the landscape, but are worth a mention because some are absolutely stunning. A biennial completes their life cycle in two seasons, the first season will typically be a growing season with only foliage to show while collecting energy in their roots for the next season. The second season is when they will flower and eventually go to seed if properly cared for. Examples of biennial plants include foxglove, delphinium and hollyhock.

Perennials – Lifespan: Over 2 years (enduring)

A perennial plant is a plant that will live and return from dormancy for more than two years with proper care. These plants will generally die back above ground in the fall and reemerge from the energy stored in their root stock in the spring. Examples of perennial plants include: purple cone flowers, blackeyed susans, hostas, hydrangeas and lilies.

Shrubs and Trees – Lifespan: Over 2 years (enduring)

Shrubs and trees are also catagorized as perennials but are generally distinguished by retaining woody stems and possibly their foliage over the colder months.  Examples of these include: boxwoods, sugar maples, sandcherries, euonymus, junipers and roses.


“After having 7 landscape companies come to my home -some never contacting me back, no shows, etc I contacted J & R on a recommendation. Not only did they come right out – got a quote the SAME DAY and they came a week later and did a fantastic job. I have my Landscapers for Life !!!! 😊”

Betty | Camillus, NY

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