What makes landscape design so different from other forms of landscaping is that it is built from living things. Planning what to plant so that they stay that way and planting them properly so they thrive and look exactly how you want them may seem like an art form – but here at Riverside Landscaping we've got it down to a science. From the greatest trees to the finest grasses we can populate your landscape with the plants that will thrive and truly bring your property to life.
While planting zones normally mean the guide to what plants will work well in different parts of the country it also takes a good understanding of micro climates to plan what to plant in any given landscape. The amount of rainfall and sunlight, temperature lows and highs, wind exposure, atmospheric humidity, elevation and length of the growing season are the major factors that have to be taken into account. There are also structural issues such as taking care of underground utilities not just when digging for planting but long term when the growth of roots and vines has to be considered and planned for. Micro climate factors will also have to be assessed for a successful planting plan. Shade, slopes, irrigation options, soil types and shelter will all vary across a landscape so let the experts at Riverside Landscaping help you plan what to plant and where for the very best results.
Lawns and Grasses
Lawns are probably the feature of your landscape that will be judged first by visitors or clients. A beautiful living carpet of green is one of the most striking elements of any landscape. Riverside Landscaping is there to help you choose from the many different turf types when planting or laying sods. Why not let us can sort out your irrigation, taking into account the hardiness of different grass types and seeding existing lawns to get the best effect.
Water features do something for the soul but take a bit of planning if you don't want them to look sterile or turn swampy. That means a careful balance of underwater, floating, and waterside plants for that perfectly serene, natural, but neat and ordered look. Ponds, lakes, streams, or container water features – we can turn them all into living waterscapes.
Plants For Winter
Landscapes are about more than summertime – especially if your landscape is a commercial property that has to work as hard and look every bit as good in Winter as it does in Summer. Year round beauty means thinking about colors and plant types that include evergreens, plants and trees with bright bark or stems, or shrubs with berries. We can do that for you.
Planting For Desert Landscapes
Not every landscape is lush, and whether it's making the most of an arid space or deliberately opting for the drama of a semi-desert look Riverside Landscaping can help you plant what you need to bring even the driest of landscapes to life.