May, in my opinion, is the most beautiful month in our area.  The frost is gone, the weather is perfect, and everywhere we look we see the blooms and buds of Spring.  May is also the time to plant the annuals and perennials that will flower throughout the Summer and into the early Fall.

Before planting, however, you need to plan, complete with notes and diagrams, to help you choose what to plant where.  Remember to take into account the amount of light each bed gets and the soil type.  Think about the colors of blooms that you want and what purpose it will serve.  Do you want to attract butterflies or hummingbirds?  Do you want a honeybee garden?  Do you need to worry about deer or other wildlife eating your new plants?

We at Native Design Landscaping prefer native plants.  There are hundreds of varieties native to our area of the country that attract and establish native bird habitats and preserve our environment, including wetlands, waterways, and woodlands, that are as beautiful as they are eco-friendly.  And if you are unsure of what to plant, there are a number of native plant nurseries in our area that can help you choose what to plant.  You can easily find them online.

Of course, if you don’t have the time or lack a green thumb, give us a call.  To learn more about the services Native Designs Landscaping can provide, visit or contact Tom Wolfgang, certified horticulturist, at 610.584.2989.