How to Plant the Right Amount of Plants in an Area

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Learn gardening tips and advice on when you have too many plants in one area of your garden from a horticulture expert in this free gardening video. View Video Transcript

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Craig Morell

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On behalf of Expert Village, my name is Craig Morrell I’m with Landscape Restorations in Miami, Florida. We’re here at Palm Hammock Orchid Estate in Miami, Florida talking about basic gardening. In this video clip we’re going to be talking about putting too many plants into a defined area. One of the biggest mistakes that most people make in their landscapes is they put in plants as if they were the finished size when they put them in. So if that plant in the 10 inch pot is going to be 5 ft. by 5 ft. when it’s mature, plan for that. Here’s a good example here where plants were put in and they were small plants when they were put in but like a lot of other things plants grow. So these plants have actually gotten a little bit too large for this area, so when you put in a garden section, know something about the plants you’re doing. Do your homework, get some information, ask questions like, how big is this plant going to get in 2 years or 3 years or 5 years? Particularly with trees, you really want to find out what that tree is going to do when it’s mature, so remember do your homework, visualize the plants as if they’re mature when you put them in and leave a little space for them to grow so you can enjoy your garden.