Our Polyblend topiaries can be easily and quickly installed for outdoors. By following our helpful suggestions below, your topiary plants and trees can be permanently anchored and secured against the forces of nature and man.
A useful design tip is to make your topiary garden both neat and random. For example, one could line several topiary plants in a straight line, and subtle vary the size and shape of some of the plants. A little bit of variation is always appreciated. Of course, there are so many ways of designing your outdoor topiary garden. One thing to keep in mind is that many of these plants cannot handle extreme cold. It is best to plant them after the snow melts. When you are planting a topiary outside, make sure to dig a substantial hole and give it plenty of water so that its roots don’t go into shock.
Layout landscape design ahead of time, and dig holes where plants will be located. Each hole should be sized according to:
a) The size of the plant- larger plants placed into larger holes.
b) Will wind conditions be an important factor? If so, a larger hole and more cement are necessary.
c) Is landscaping area a high theft location? If so, a larger hole and more cement are necessary.
The bigger the holes, the more cement which can be used to insure proper anchoring (see photograph 1).
To landscape areas completely covered the cement or asphalt, or to redesign an existing artificial landscape which was totally cemented in-similar to method 3, no excavating is needed.
1). Using a hack-saw or large bolt cutter, cut off the old plant stem (which you want to replace) right above the cement.
2). If railroad are ties are not already bordering area-place ties around the perimeter of the bed.
3) Punch or drill holes into asphalt where the new plants will be located.
4) Insert stem into the hole and add a mould of cement around the base of the plant.
5) Fill in area with gravel or dirt until the cement mounds holding plant in plant place are covered.
6) Add on top of the fill your decorative ground cover. (See picture below)
You do not have to be a landscape architect to lay out a coherent, well-balanced landscape. Using the examples provided in this manual and a little imagination, an aesthetic, economical arrangement could be planned with minimal effort.
Taking into account:
1) What plants are indigenous to your area of the country?
2) Your budgetary constraints?
3) The amount (if any) of “accent material” you would to use supplement the plants and trees.
LANDSCAPING HINTS FOR OUTDOOR TOPIAIRES
ACCENT MATERIAL: consists of Ground Cover (mulch, woodchips, stones, bark, or decorative rock). Railroad ties (for borders). Boulders (or other large rocks), and various.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
1) Try to maintain a coherent, effective design.
2) Climate/Location (use plants indigenous to area).
3) Your budgetary constraint