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Plants, Shrubs and Trees: A Comprehensive Guide to Choosing the Right Greenery for Your Landscape

At Dakine Landscape Contractors, we understand the importance of having a beautiful and functional outdoor environment. Our team of experts provides comprehensive landscaping installation services for plants, shrubs, and trees, to enhance the beauty and functionality of your outdoor space. Whether you’re looking to create a lush garden, provide privacy, or add some greenery to your outdoor living areas, we have the expertise and experience to help you achieve your vision.

Our team of experienced landscape contractors takes a personalized approach to each project, working closely with you to understand your specific needs and preferences. We use the highest quality plants, shrubs, and trees to create a sustainable and long-lasting outdoor environment that will thrive for years to come. And, with our commitment to exceptional customer service, you can trust that your project will be completed on time and within budget.


Understanding the Different Types of Greenery

As homeowners and landscapers, it’s important to choose the right type of greenery to enhance the beauty of our outdoor spaces. Whether it’s adding color to the garden, creating privacy, or providing shade, plants, shrubs and trees play a crucial role in the overall aesthetic and functionality of our landscapes.

Plants, shrubs, and trees are categorized based on their growth patterns, size, and life cycle. Understanding the different types of greenery is essential to choosing the right type for your landscape.



Plants are small in size and often used for borders, ground cover, or in containers. They add a pop of color and are ideal for small spaces. Annuals, perennials, and biennials are types of plants that grow for different lengths of time.


Shrubs are medium-sized plants that provide structure and year-round interest in the garden. They can be used as borders, accents, or as a backdrop for other plants. Evergreen shrubs maintain their foliage throughout the year, while deciduous shrubs lose their leaves in the winter.


Trees are the largest type of greenery and provide shade, privacy, and beauty to our landscapes. They can take several years to reach their full height, but once they do, they offer long-lasting benefits to the environment. Deciduous trees lose their leaves in the winter, while evergreen trees maintain their foliage throughout the year.

Factors to Consider When Choosing Greenery

When choosing plants, shrubs, and trees for your landscape, there are several important factors to consider, including climate, light conditions, soil type, and maintenance requirements.


Climate is one of the most important factors to consider when choosing greenery. Each type of plant, shrub, or tree is suited to specific climate zones, so it’s essential to choose one that will thrive in your area.

Light Conditions

The amount and type of light your landscape receives will determine which plants, shrubs, and trees will thrive. For example, some plants need full sun, while others prefer partial shade.

Soil Type

Soil type is also an important factor to consider when choosing greenery. Some plants, shrubs, and trees prefer well-drained soil, while others prefer moist soil. It’s important to choose greenery that will thrive in the soil conditions present in your landscape.

Maintenance Requirements

Maintenance requirements vary greatly among different types of plants, shrubs, and trees. Some require regular pruning, while others need minimal maintenance. It’s important to choose greenery that fits your maintenance budget and schedule.

Bringing Beauty and Life to Your Outdoors

At Dakine Landscape Contractors, we take a holistic approach to landscaping installation, ensuring that your plants, shrubs, and trees not only look beautiful, but are also properly maintained to prevent any issues that could impact their health and longevity. Our certified Arborist and trained installation crews understand the importance of preventative care to maintain the health of your plants, and to protect your property value.
We believe that a well-designed and well-maintained outdoor environment is an investment in your property, and we are dedicated to helping you preserve that investment for years to come. So if you’re looking for a reliable and experienced landscape contractor for all of your plant, shrub, and tree installation needs, look no further than Dakine Landscape Contractors.


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Amazing work from the guys at Dakine Landscape Contractors. They fully understood what we wanted to achieve and were able to bring our project to life in such a short time

Jane Donnelly

These guys were brilliant. They cleaned up after themselves, arrived on time every day and were very polite. Really happy with the work we've had done. Thanks

Pete Noon

After contacting multiple landscaping companies and not receiving any callbacks my husband and I came across Dakine on Facebook. They were able to get us on schedule for an estimate and then scheduled to do work. Our front yard had been destroyed by the previous owner but Dakine took our requests and gave us our dream front yard. We will be working with them again for the back yard.

Aimee Bailey

We would like to thank Donovan, Dave, and the entire crew of Dakine Landscape Contractors. They were simply wonderful, professional, courteous, hardworking, and followed through on everything they promised. They actually went above and beyond our expectations by far!

Hans & Leslie Lagasse

It was less than two weeks from the time I signed the quote to the time my concrete patio was finished. Everyone involved was professional, and the work done looks fantastic. Highly recommended.

Jessica Soucy

Dakine took our non-existent yard to a gorgeous and homey landscape. I was so impressed straight out the gate with the walkthrough and design - somehow he could see my vision and bring it to life! We were also very happy with the fair pricing. When our week finally came, the team was quick and extremely professional. My husband and I are blown away by our yard!

Anna Favilla

This review is long overdue as I owe a HUGE thank you Robert Scarola and his team at Dakine!! I couldn't be happier with the end results!! The communication from Robert was above and beyond! I was included/involved in every aspect and the results were absolutely amazing! I have already begun referring friends & neighbors to Dakine and I will continue to use them for other projects in the future!

Adrian Adame

Dakine did an awesome job with our backyard landscaping! Robert was prompt in getting to me to set up an estimate. Super professional and efficient. I liked that Robert provided a draw up and itemized details in our quote. He was willing to work with us to make sure we got everything that we wanted. The workers were on time and professional when they showed up to work. Always friendly and happy to answer any questions that we had. We had rocks, dry river bed, concrete walkway and firepit area installed, and plants. I would definitely use Dakine for any future projects!

Ryan Backman

I contacted Dakine with a front and rear landscaping project for my new build. They were able to work with a specific look that I wanted and got me in earlier than expected! Their team is phenomenal and the work is fast and looks extremely high end. I even added in some concrete work the day of and they got it in and taken care of without delays. Robert is extremely responsive and will make sure your requests are taken care of. Will definitely be using them for more landscaping projects. Robert and Donovan will definitely get you taken care of!

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