Maintaining a pretty landscape in high altitudes or mountainous areas can be frustrating. It’s not the easiest thing to deal with. However, if you know your soil types and what kinds of plants, flowers and foliage works best with your soil, you can have a landscape to be proud of.
When working with mountain soil, it’s important to remember that this kind of soil has to be re-worked if you want something to grow, according to Backyard Landscaping Ideas. Their suggestion is to find plants that can stand up to cold weather and deer, aw well as producing before the first autumn frost. It was also suggested to choose plants that can tolerate shade and fallen needles of evergreen trees.
The soil in mountain regions varies from place to place. Some areas might have soil that is rather sandy, while other areas might have soil that is clay-like. Backyard Landscaping Ideas offers the reminder that mountain soil usually has stones and pebbles that must be taken out prior to planting. The important thing to remember when dealing with mountain soil is not to rush through the process of determining what kind of soil you have and how to pre-treat it prior to planting.
Backyard Landscaping Ideas has tons of suggestions on how to take care of your soil and what kind of plants, trees and shrubs to plant and how to plant them, and how to create fabulous rock and alpine gardens, as well as an alpine meadow. Here are some examples of what you can do in a mountainous landscape:
The lady rose is a great choice for rose lovers living in high altitudes. They usually thrive in this type of setting.
Evergreen wild cranberries make a great choice as their shrubs make great wind blockers and they produce some yummy fruit!
An alpine meadow is easy to create when you have a large, flat area that would don’t want to mow. Just plant a mix of wild flowers in that area!
Visit Backyard Landscaping Ideas for more details on how to create the perfect high altitude landscape.
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