(These are the plants you plant once and they keep coming back year after year.)
The Plant Escape Way
Adding perennials to your home or business will keep the property looking amazing year after year.
Unlike the annuals, perennials are great backdrop your property for beauty, texture, and color that lasts for years to come. These groundcovers, bushes and grasses go dormant in the winter and then resume growing again in the following spring or summer. The lifespan of a perennial is often several years, some last decades.
Select the Best Perennial for your Property
More than just dropping shrubs in holes...
Instead of planting flowers each year, plant your home or facility with perennials of different colors, shapes, and heights to have a garden that continues to enhanced over time.
We offer a wide variety of beautiful perennials that can spread and add depth to your property over time. While planting perennials can be costly on the front end, the long life of these plants make them well worth the expense. Bushes and trees can provide shade and privacy while blocking the wind or traffic noise from a busy street. There are several fruit trees available with can do quite well in Colorado.
A couple major considerations with perennials are the amount of sun light available to the plant and the elevation at which it will be planted. If your home or facility is here in the Denver metro area (around 5280 feet in elevation) we have a wide assortment of bushes, grasses and trees that will thrive on your property. If however, you live in the hills a bit - say Conifer, Evergreen or Black Hawk - where the elevation is considerably higher, the variety of materials decreases dramatically. Even so, we have great options for those higher in elevation.
Maintenance Suggestions for Perennials
They need water all winter.
While perennials do not require as much attention as your typical annual, they do need care and feeding if you want them to last season after season. First and foremost let's discuss water. For most perennials you'll want to keep the roots moist for the first few weeks after they've been planted. There after, watering once or twice per week should be ample. You can tell if your plant needs water by digging up a bit of the soil around the root ball (a soil probe can be really helpful for this) and squeeze the soil together in your hand. If the soil forms a ball (sticks together), it has plenty of moisture - don't water at that time. If however, the soil falls apart and appears dry, it's time to water again.
You'll need to continue to water your perennials all winter long. Typically you'll only have to water 2-3 times per month but if the weather is warmer, more frequent watering may be required. Because your irrigation system will be turned off, you'll need to hand water through the winter. This is a service we can handle for you.
Don't forget food for your plants. Depending on the concentrate, you can apply fertilizer to your plants each time you water to once per month.
WHAT DO PERENNIALS COST?
While most folks would love to answer that question with "it depends...", let us give you a few examples. Most perennials are sold by the amount of gallons of soil within their grow pot. A 1 gallon (#1) plant is in a grow pot approximately 6" in diameter and 8" deep and a 5 gallon (#5) plant is in a nursery pot about 18" in diameter and about the same deep.
Most #1 material will run you around $20 / plant. While #5 material runs about $75 each. We estimate our guys can plant 12 - #1 plants per hour and 3 - #5 shrubs / bushes / ornamental grasses per hour. We charge $65 per hour, so you can do the math to figure out 'about' what the project will cost. Other expenses you'll incur include: trip charge (to bring the guys out), delivery fee (to have materials delivered), any soil amendments (if you have a lot of clay in your soil or if your soil is so "used up", it's really just dirt at this point), admin fee. Contact us to get particulars and an exact quote for your specific project.
Of course the real question of the day is: What's the difference between a 'shrub' and a 'bush'? (I know it kept me up at night) Well, since you asked - a 'shrub' is usually taller than a bush, with thick, well kept foliage. While a 'bush' is an unkept, shorter and more 'wild' looking (not shaped) like a 'shrub' makes sense right?
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
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