Garden & Landscape Consultation

We offer a consultation service if you are looking for ideas on plant material or other landscape advice. We can advise you on what perennials, annuals, trees or shrubs will work in your particular location taking into consideration your soil type and the lighting conditions.

We have a large databases of “tried and true” plants that work in a variety of different soil conditions. In the Halton area we have challenges working with with sandy soil that tends to be found on properties closer to the lake and clay soils which is usually located in properties more so in the North. We have many successful tips and methods for dealing with both types of soil.

 A few of our favourite perennials 

The following list outlines some of our favourite perennials for the conditions indicated:

Full Shade Perennials:

  • Astilbe, Monkshood, Siberian Bugloss, Bugbane, Bleeding Heart, Hellebore, Coral Bells, Hosta, Gooseneck loosestrife, Lungwort, Christmas Rose

Full Sun Perennials:

  • Yarrow, Hollyhock, Marguerite Daisy, Rock Cress, Thrift, Aster, Cornflower, Delphinium, Pinks, Gas plant, Globe Thistle, Foxtail Lily, Blanket Flower, False Sunflower, Lavender, Gayfeather, Flax, Evening Primrose, Peony, Poppy, Black Eyed Susan, Perennial Sage, Sedum

Perennials for Clay soil:

  • Goatsbeard, Astilbe, Bergenia, Marsh Marigold, Turtlehead,, Bugbane, Bleeding heart, Joe-Pye Weed, Meadowsweet, Rose Mallow, Japanese Iris, Blazing Star, Ligularia, Cardinal Flower, Beebalm, Balloon flower, Jacob’s Ladder, Coneflower, White trillium, Globeflower

Drought tolerant plants:

  • Yarrow, Columbines, Artemeisias, Butterfly weed, Aster, Coreopsis, Purple Cone Flower, Blanket Flower, Baby’s-breath, Daylilies, Gayfeather, Beebalm, Obedient Plant, Sedums, Hens and Chicks, Lamb’s-ear, Creeping Thyme

We can provide advice and instructions on renovating your lawn, moving a large shrub, dividing perennials, pruning overgrown deciduous and evergreen shrubs, reluctant bloomers and how to amend your soil.

We also advise you on how to plant trees and large shrubs and give you ideas of trees and shrubs that are good for blocking and hedges, and ones which provide fragrant blooms and good fall colour.

Celebrating 21 years of landscape design and garden maintenance in Oakville and Burlington, Ontario! Last updated Spring, 2023.