Perennial landscaping on the front range

Trees are not the only plants that can weather winter and revive in the spring. Though tree services are our bread and butter, we also offer plant care services as well. Trying to figure out what to plant and how to maintain? Do you want to know the best plants for our regions? Here in the foothills and on the front range we have got a plethora of plants that are perfect for your yard. Below is a quick run down of specifically native and perennial plants in our area. If unfamiliar with the terminology, perennial plants are those that grow back yearly after dormancy during the winter season. Native plants are those which have grown in the given region historically without outside introduction. Though we will not be highlighting annual plants, they are plants that grow for one growing season and must be replanted the next. Here on the front range, we have an abundance of perennial plants that will check all of your landscaping boxes. Whether looking for curb appeal, increasing biodiversity, or reducing water usage, we are going to highlight some of the best plants for each.

But first, why are perennial plants important, especially native species? Composing the landscapes of the two regions we inhabit, these plants are important for biodiversity and the local ecology. Flowering shrubs and tall grasses provide habitat, food, and places to hide for the local critters. When establishing a native garden, perennials will keep your yard flourishing throughout the year. Consider blooming windows when choosing your flora. Perennials are incredible because of their reliability. By having plants that bloom at different times, your friendly fauna will know a stable source of food, housing, and encourage continual visits. 

Native plants fill multiple roles. Mountain Mahogany is a shrub that provides food for four legged friends like the deer as well as habitat and food for birds. Monarch butterflies look for showy milkweed and butterfly milkweed to lay larvae. The golden currant provides nectar for hummingbirds as well as the snowberry which also offers pollen to pollinators. All of the plants listed require low to medium water as well as partial to full sun. Thanks to Colorado State University for the page with even more extensive information regarding these plants. 

We hope that you have found this guide to native perennial planting helpful. Here at Bear Creek Tree Service we care about your landscape. To keep it looking its best we offer services such as tree and snow removal, stump grinding, pruning, storm clean up, as well as plant health care. Our primary concern is that you and your surroundings are happy, healthy, and not hazardous. Contact us today to inquire about any of our services and receive a free estimate.
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