When selecting annual flowers for your landscape beds in the spring, it's crucial to take into consideration three things, one being their specific soil conditions, such as drainage, pH levels, and nutrient availability. Evaluating the sunlight exposure is also important, as some annuals thrive in full sun while others prefer partial or full shade. Additionally, you should consider their color to create a harmonious and visually appealing display. By carefully choosing a variety of annuals that complement each other in terms of color and blooming time, you can create a stunning and dynamic landscape for your property in Ohio that evolves throughout the spring and summer seasons.

1. Soil Conditions

Pink annual flowers and mulch in a landscape bed in West Chester, OH.

When choosing spring annual flowers for your landscape, the first factor to consider is the soil conditions in your landscape beds. Different annual flowers can tolerate different conditions, so it's crucial to know what kind of soil you have. This will help you pick flowers that flourish in those conditions. For example, some flowers grow best in well-drained soils, while others may prefer heavier clay soil with better moisture retention. On the other hand, soil pH and nutrient availability can also determine whether your flowers will thrive in your landscape. Doing research is crucial for ensuring you are planting the right spring annual flowers in your landscape.

Some common spring annual flowers include begonias, petunias, lantanas, and geraniums!

2. Sun Exposure

The amount of sunlight your landscape receives plays a significant role in determining which spring annual flowers would grow best. Some annual flowers like full sun exposure and others prefer partial or complete shade. It's important to know this about your plants because you don't want to install those that need limited light in direct sunlight and vice versa. Picking annual flowers that will grow best in the amount of sunlight your landscape receives will ensure you get the most out of them.

You can install mulch in your landscape beds to provide additional benefits to your spring annual flowers!

3. Color Scheme

Another consideration when picking spring annuals for your landscape is their color scheme. To create a cohesive look, you'll want to opt for those with complementary colors. When you do, you can create stunning displays across your entire landscape. Then, you can arrange the annual flowers by color to create a seamless aesthetic. With various flower types to choose from, there's no limit to your creativity, and you can make your landscape stand out during the vibrant spring months.

If you aren't quite sure what color scheme to go for, you can never go wrong with a classic red, yellow, and blue combination. These primary colors provide endless opportunities for creative combinations. Together, these three colors highlight each other's beauty while creating a cheerful palette that brightens up any space.

Call us today to sign up for our annual flower installation service!

Adding annual flowers to your landscape in the spring is one of the quickest ways to give your outdoor living space a visual boost. At Degree Lawn & Landscape, we provide an annual flower installation service to do just that, and in addition to spring, we also install them in the summer and fall! Some of our annual flower options include begonias, petunias, lantanas, and geraniums. Not only that, but we guarantee your 100% satisfaction with our service, so you can rest assured that we'll work with you to achieve your desired look while ensuring they'll thrive!

We offer our professional annual flower installations to commercial and residential properties, as well as HOAs, in West Chester, Mason, Liberty Township, OH, and nearby areas. Call us today at (513) 874-3256 to sign up for our annual flower installation service.