foundation planting

foundation planting

Plants massed close to the foundation of a structure.
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For foundation planting next to your house, blue holly hybrids (Ilex x meserveae) are easily pruned and are hardy in Zones 5 to 8.
Combine shrubs with perennials against your home to transform a foundation planting into a mixed border.
Dwarf evergreens, used in foundation planting, also suffer but windbreaks made from slatted fencing and held in place by steel posts will protect them.
The best cultivars for foundation planting are medium in height (60-90 cm / 24-35 in) and have very good repeat bloom.
The Foundation Planting. One of the most prominent line plantings is the foundation planting.
There are three basic types of post-construction BMPs: structural control BMPs; source control BMPS; and treatment control BMPs, which include vegetated swales, detention basins, infiltration trenches, wet ponds, constructed wetlands, catch-basin inserts, storm drain inserts, dry wells, cisterns, and foundation planting. Developers are responsible for selecting the most appropriate BMP(s) to meet compliance requirements.
Foundation planting stock can be obtained from either source for research purposes.
Grapevine certification programs are based on the premise that the foundation planting stocks propagated by nursery growers have been tested and shown to be free of pathogens of concern to the industry.
LANDSCAPE NOTES: Bird's Nest Spruce makes a nice, lush specimen to feature in the foundation planting. It combines well with broadleaf shrubs, and is especially attractive in rock gardens.
Against a wall of the house where the foundation planting is situated are three trellises.
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