Evergreen Landscaping FAQ's

One of the most Frequently Asked Questions heard by Evergreen Landscaping employees has to do with shade vs. sun and what to plant where. Here are some quick reference tips to use when you see the plant you can't do without!

Shade tolerant turf grasses for our area:

  • Emerald Zoysia
  • Kentucky Fescue
  • St. Augustine (Delmar, Bitter Blue, Seville, Amerishade)

Sun-loving turf grasses for our area:

  • Centipede
  • Bermuda
  • Zoysia
  • St. Augustine (Floratam, Palmetto, Bitter Blue)

Shade-loving ground covers for our area:

  • Asiatic Jasmine
  • English Ivy

Sun-loving ground covers for our area:

  • Juniper (variety)
  • Dwarf Mondo grass
  • Confederate Jasmine
  • Lantana

Shade-loving shrubs for our area:

  • Camellia Species
  • Bird of Paradise
  • Acuba
  • Azalea Species

Sun-loving shrubs for our area:

  • Vibarnum species
  • Loropetalum species
  • Holly varieties
  • Ligastraw
  • Gardenia
  • Hibiscus
  • Jasmine varieties

Winter Annuals-to be enjoyed November-April:

  • Pansy
  • Petunia
  • Dusty Miller
  • Phlox

Spring Annuals- to be enjoyed March-May:

  • Salvia
  • Begonia
  • Impatiens
  • Dusty Miller
  • Marigold

Summer Annuals-to be enjoyed May-August:

  • Salvia
  • Begonia
  • Impatiens (shade only)
  • Geraniums (partial shade)
  • Periwinkle
  • Zinnias

Fall Annuals- to be enjoyed September-November:

  • Begonia
  • Impatiens
  • Dianthus
  • Snapdragons

More Evergreen Landscaping FAQ's

How much and how often do I water my lawn? During warm weather, most lawns demand 1-2 inches of water per week. The more water you apply at once, the deeper and healthier your root system will be. So, applying inch of water 3 days per week is more beneficial than applying 1/10 inch of water every day. Whenever possible, watering should be done in the early morning hours (3am-4am).

When do I fertilize my lawn? The best philosophy for a successful turf grass fertilization program is to have an annual plan. The basis of that plan should be soil sampling and testing to determine the base nutrient levels, and then testing again every 2-3 years to ensure that you are maintaining the proper levels of nutrients. You should never apply a fertilizer before spring green-up, which usually occurs in mid-April in our region.

When do I prune or trim my shrubs? As a general rule, prune spring-flowering trees and shrubs soon after they bloom. Summer-flowering trees and shrubs bloom best on new wood, and are best pruned 4-6 weeks before spring growth begins.

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