Reasons Growing Zones Matter In Gardening
Do you ever wonder why some people seem to have a way with planting vegetables, shrubs, and flowers, while others seem to kill everything they touch? Sometimes, it is not a green thumb like some people seem to think, but just an understanding of what is needed to help everything grow properly. When planning to redo the shrubs, plants, and trees on your property, many people choose to use a landscaper because they are not familiar with what plants, trees, and flowers grow in our area. There are some people who choose to do the landscaping themselves because they want to keep costs lower or they just want to try doing it on their own. If you are attempting to plant your own landscaping, you should get familiar with growing zones. Growing zones are determined by the typical annual temperatures in that region. Certain maps also take into consideration the amount of rainfall per year.
Getting Plants to Thrive
The goal when planting any form of vegetation is to have it thrive in the soil and environment. Even if you have the most perfect soil, if the environment is not at the correct temperature, your plants will not survive or will not look the way they are meant to. Each plant has specifications for how it will grow in certain climates. For example, citrus trees that are commonly found in our area will not grow properly in Maine because the soil and temperature are not correct for them to thrive. You can Google the growing zone for the area where you live. Once you know the correct zone for your area, you want to read the tags of the shrubs, plants, and flowers in your local gardening center to find out which zones are most beneficial for them.
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