Landscaping in Concord, CA

 

 

 

 

 

Landscaping climate for Concord, Ca

Written 9/13/2015

 

Climate is perhaps the most important factor when choosing landscape plants. The ability of a plant to adapt to a given climate is referred to as hardiness; it involves tolerance to both low and high temperatures. It is very important to use species that can survive the temperature extremes of your location. If the plant is not tolerant to your particular winter conditions, a perennial will perform like an annual and die over winter.  Official data from the National Weather Service cooperative station in Concord shows average January temperatures are a maximum of 57.2 °F (14.0 °C) and a minimum of 41.6 °F (5.3 °C). Average July temperatures are a maximum of 87.8 °F (31.0 °C) and a minimum of 58.2 °F (14.6 °C). There are an average of 45.0 days with highs of 90 °F (32.2 °C) and 3.8 days with lows of 32 °F (0.0 °C). Therefore the temperature range we would use to select planets would be 32°F -  90°F. 

 

 

Trends we have noticed

 

Natural landscapes are very quickly becoming popular. This type of landscape is the exact opposite of a traditional one. A natural landscape’s main appeal comes from its native plants, and one of its benefits is that it often attracts wildlife. Such a landscape also increases plant diversity, and plants tend to thrive because they are in their indigenous habitat.

Natural landscapes are often more eco-friendly than traditional ones. This is primary because they use less water. Some owners even allow their yards to go “wild” by introducing grasses and flowers that are meant to look more like a prairie than a freshly mowed lawn. These types of plants often require very little water. Other popular sustainable design elements include permeable paving, rain collecting systems, and water-efficient irrigation.

Additionally, think about incorporating some natural stone into your landscape. River rock, slate, limestone, quarry stone, and flagstone can add interest and texture to an otherwise bland yard. Combined with the right plants, natural stone makes a great statement. In addition to being beautiful, it is solid and will last for a long time.

 

Landscaping and your homes worth

 

Landscaping is the first thing that potential buyers see, and it reflects well — or poorly — on other homes in the neighborhood. That’s why homeowners associations often have exacting rules for it.  Good landscaping can add up to 28% to overall home value, says landscape economist John Harris. Even taking your landscaping from “good” to “excellent,” in terms of design, condition, and placement, can add 6% to 7% to a home’s value, according to a Clemson University study of homes in Greenville, S.C. The median home value in Concord is $473,700. Concord home values have gone up 8.0% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.8% within the next year.

 

 

Some good plants for Concord landscape:

 

Allamanda

Ardisia

Boston Fern

Weeping Fig

Rangoon Creeper

 

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