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Creating a Dazzling Summer Landscape: Tips and Ideas for New Jersey Gardens

Welcome to the peak of summer in New Jersey! July brings sunny days, warm temperatures, and ample opportunities to enhance your outdoor spaces. We’ve been serving our New Jersey communities since 2005, so we know a thing or two about the unique challenges and possibilities that this season presents. Here are some valuable tips, ideas, and inspiration to help you create a dazzling summer landscape that will make your garden the envy of the neighborhood!



Choose the Right Plants for Summer

When it comes to summer gardens, selecting the right plants is crucial. Opt-in for vibrant and heat-tolerant varieties that thrive in New Jersey's climate. Some excellent choices include lantanas, coneflowers, black-eyed Susans, and salvias. These colorful blooms will not only withstand the summer heat but also attract pollinators, adding life and movement to your garden.


Embrace Native Plants

Incorporating native plants into your summer landscape design is a win-win situation. Native plants are well-adapted to the local climate and require less water and maintenance. Additionally, they support the local ecosystem, providing food and shelter for native wildlife like birds and butterflies. One of our skilled landscapers can help you identify and incorporate native plants that complement your garden.


Create Shady Retreats

While the summer sun is enjoyable, having shaded spots in your garden is essential when it comes to beating the heat. Consider planting shade trees like maples or oaks strategically. Not only will they offer respite from the sun, but they will also add vertical interest and a sense of maturity to your landscape design.


Incorporate Water Features

To infuse tranquility and a touch of coolness into your summer garden, consider adding a water feature. Whether it's a small pond, a trickling fountain, or a meandering stream, water elements can create a relaxing ambiance that attracts birds and butterflies. The sound of running water can also help mask traffic noise, making your garden an oasis of peace.


Install Outdoor Lighting

Enjoy your summer landscape in the evening with well-placed outdoor lighting. Landscape lighting not only enhances the aesthetics of your garden but also provides safety and security. Illuminate pathways, highlight key focal points, and softly light up sitting areas to create a magical atmosphere during warm summer nights.


Plan for Continuous Blooms

To keep your garden looking vibrant throughout the summer, choose a mix of plants that bloom at different times. This ensures a continuous display of colors and textures. One of our landscapers can even design a garden with a variety of perennials, annuals, and flowering shrubs that have staggered blooming periods.


Leave it to the Pros: Sprout a Stunning Summer Landscape with Plant Solutions

Creating a dazzling summer landscape in New Jersey requires thoughtful planning and the expertise of a skilled landscaper . Whether you prefer a colorful flower garden, a

tranquil oasis, or a mix of both, these tips and ideas will enhance your New Jersey garden.


Having professional assistance with designing and implementing your dream summer garden will help you make the most of your summer garden. Our team at Plant Solutions is here to help: let's work together to create a stunning summer landscape that will be the talk of the town!



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