Landscaping Tip from the Gardening Professionals at Plants Unlimited!

By Plants Unlimited | Dec 31, 2012
Gardening Tip of the Week from Buck

Know the correct spacing that each plant requires,

One of the most common mistakes I see when I look at home landscaping is the use of too many plants that are planted too close. People, including many landscapers, actually spend more than they should because they want a landscape to look "complete" when finished but they don't allow for lateral growth of the plants. This results in plants growing together in unsightly and unmanageable masses rather than correctly spaced  to look their best.

If you want an "instant" landscape, plant more mature sized plants spaced correctly.. Otherwise, be patient and allow time and space for smaller plants to grow.

About Hammon Buck:

"Buck" was born into a nursery and florist family and was brought up in the business. His "roots'" are in the North Fork of Eastern Long Island, New York and Searsport, Maine.

He graduated from Cornell University in 1977 with a BS in Landscape Architecture, He started Plants Unlimited in 1978 and, after 34 years, continues to enjoy retail and helping folks with their plant or product needs.

Ask Buck your landscaping questions.


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