As any good gardener and landscaping expert knows, the key to creating a successful landscape is to ensure you have the right plants and design for the weather conditions and climate.
And, as any good Adelaide roofing company (or landscaper) knows, the Adelaide weather can be an extremely challenging climate to operate in. In particular, gardens and landscapes in Adelaide require some extremely specialised knowledge to get the best out of any landscaping project.
So if you want to be successful in your gardening or landscaping project, follow these tips and you will be guaranteed to see the best results!
It’s not only the weather that you need to take into account when designing your landscape. In fact one of the most important things to consider is the quality of the soil. Seek a landscaping expert who will be able to advise you on your specific soil, or ask people in your area what they have had the most success with in terms of planting.
Before you plant anything, ask yourself whether you’ll be able to comply with its watering needs all year round.
Adelaide can often lack rainfall for months on end so you need to be prepared with plants that do not require regular watering or can survive for periods when water is scarce.
Despite its often extreme climate, Adelaide doesn’t come close to some of the desert climes around the world. Get inspired by the plants that thrive in these barren areas.
- Agaves: with the vast variety of types, colours and sizes, agaves can be an excellent option which will blend in with whatever design or colour scheme you have created. They generally require about 3 inches or more rainfall a year to be at their best.
- Rosemary: this herb is hugely popular in cooking (think roast potatoes and roast chicken) and originally came from the Mediterranean. It adapts brilliantly to hot, dry climate and has a delicious scent.
- Aloes: there are many different varities of aloe however the most famous is aloe vera which is often used in the treatments of burns and as a pain relief. Aloes generally work best in a protected setting or on the East side of a building.
- Cacti: everybody loves cacti however few people know that as well as their characteristic spikes, they can also bloom into beautiful flowers. They can be an excellent decorative plant alongside doubling as a security measure.
The real key to anything successful landscaping in the Adelaide regions is to pay careful attention to the natural elements that your plants will need to adapt to.
If water is in short supply, don’t waste time or money planting varieties that require constant hydration. According to All Type Roofing, you need to “…take the time to observe your garden and those around you to figure out what works best.”