Answers to common questions about mass planting
Mass planting may be just what it takes to create drama and impact in your garden. That said, planting many plants of the same type is not for everyone or every garden, and there are certain techniques that can make this design more successful.
We will try to answer common questions about mass planting.
Is my garden too small to focus?
The visual impact and reduced maintenance will be most noticeable in larger gardens, where you can use more than one species for variety when concentrated. In medium and small gardens, it is more important to limit the amount of dough to avoid things looking too static. A good rule of thumb is “The smaller the property, the less the masses”. And if you have room for a single mass, it's best to choose a plant that will bloom for a long period of time, such as peppermint or Rozanne geranium, or a plant that has extremely showy foliage, such as a small blue-stemmed herb or a kills insects.
There are still answers to common questions about mass planting to answer.
Can you have too many masses?
Perhaps. If you consider the use of mass in commercial landscapes to be cold and stiff, it could be because the concept is being used exclusively. There is no rest for the eye to catch something special or unexpected; you are left with large static areas of equality. Instead, balance large masses with other areas of smaller groups of different plants, or divide things up occasionally with a strategic focal point.
How do you avoid monotony?
Here are some simple tips to avoid excessive repetition in a landscape that depends on many stands.
- Vary the structure and texture. When it comes to choosing plants, be sure to consider the size, structure, and texture of each type of plant. Using masses of coneflowers (Echinacea), black-eyed susans (Rudbeckia), and sneezeweed (Helenium) in a similar area can give your flowers a color contrast, but they all share a similar structure and texture. Mixing things up with shredded allium, Russian sage, or wavy spearmint will also give you height, shape, and texture contrast.
- Espolvorea en algunas auto-sembradoras. Estas publicaciones anuales agregarán un elemento de sorpresa. Las amapolas de opio (Papaver somniferum), el tabaco en flor (Nicotiana langsdorffii), la borraja (Borago officinalis), el eneldo (Anethum graveolens) y varias otras son buenas opciones que se pueden controlar fácilmente tirando de la mano. Deja que surjan en tu plantación aquí y allá. Sácalos donde no los quiera. Quítalos después de que ya no sean atractivos, pero espera hasta que hayan arrojado semillas para el próximo año.
- Plan a well-located break. Placing a small tree or a couple of shrubs (like hydrangeas in the back) between masses or even in the middle of a single mass acts as an end point for the eyes, and visually breaks up a mass or acts as a transition between two masses
- Use the concept of mix and dough. Mixing smaller plant clusters (three to five plants) into a larger mass (five or more plants) definitely works against monotony. Choose plants with a staggered flowering time (from the larger stand variety) and colors that work well together.
With all this we hope we have helped you with these answers to common questions about mass planting to answer.
If you liked this post, you may be interested in:
Green Root | Palm tree pruning | Pruning at height | Sale of palm trees | rootverde.com
At Raiz Verde specialized in height pruning, tree pruning and palm tree pruning. We move to any point in the Valencian Community and the Murcia region.
Carrer Duran, 17, 03202 Elche, Alicante.