What To Grow In A Coastal Garden
Long Island Planting and Landscaping
Long Island has a lot of coastline, which means that there is a lot of space for planting. However, the harsh conditions mean your options may be limited. If you are looking at what to grow for your planting project, then we can help! Our team of dedicated landscapers will work with you to create an environment that suits your sensibilities.
When it comes to choosing the best plants for your coastal garden there are a few ideas to keep in mind. Plants from naturally harsh environments are best suited for growing in coastal gardens and areas. When you are looking for plants for the garden, check ones with tough, leathery or hairy leaves. These features prevent salt damaging the leaf surface and reduces any moisture loss. Grasses are good coastal-garden plants, since many have tough, narrow leaves. This means they are good at resisting the effects of wind, salt and dry conditions.
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Check out this list of the best plants for your coastal planting project and garden. If you are interested in a coastal planting and landscaping project, then turn to the professional team at Long Island Elite Landscaping. Our team can help every step of the way. Get an estimate for a potential project today!
How To Protect Your Coastal Garden
So, all that work went into your new garden. But now you need to properly protect it from the elements. A coastal garden is often exposed to strong winds, which makes growing conditions tough. The first step toward protecting the garden of your dreams is to install a suitable barrier to protect your space from the wind. In most cases, this happens before the planting of the garden. Our team of professional landscapers will help you choose the best, safest spot. And if we deem it difficult, we will come up with alternative measures to make sure your garden is protected from the elements.
When it comes to this protection, avoid solid screens like walls and fences. These can cause turbulence. What you want is something to filter and slow down the wind. Hedges, groups of trees and shrubs, or living willow screening are all great ways to protect your garden. Use them as a windbreak to create sheltered pockets within your garden. If you just need a temporary fix, polypropylene webbing will make a suitable shelter belt, as will artificial hedging.
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Long Island Elite Landscaping has years of experience working with people across New York with their coastal planting projects and gardens. We have an award-winning team of landscapers who will turn any yard into something special! Learn more about coastal planting and how to nurture your garden.
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