Connecting with the best landscape contractors in Santa Rosa can be beneficial in many ways. Whether you own a domestic garden or a commercial one, you can benefit from premium landscaping services to maintain the quality of your garden area.

Just imagine having a beautiful landscape with perfectly planned flora and other plant species all around the place, and green velvet-soft grass beneath your feet. We bet you would certainly want to have such qualities in your garden area.

To establish a worry-free framework in your landscape, consider implementing these easy-to-grow trees, shrubs, and perennials. We have included tips that will help you in planting, fertilizing, watering, and pruning each section of your gardening area.


Barberry, which is also referred to as ‘Berberis thunbergii’, its scientific name, is resistant to deer, and is also deciduous, with prickly stems that make it a useful base for enhancing the safety and security of your home.

This compact, thick shrub is tolerant of drought. We like the Sunjoy Tangelo variation for its vividly fresh orange outlook that transforms into chartreuse on the edges of the leaves as the season advances.

Many barberries are, in fact, invasive; and might not get cultivated in some countries. Before planting, check with your local service extension office if the land type in your area supports the growth of such plants.

Make sure that you plant barberry in spring or in humid seasons for achieving the finest foliage color. However, you must plant it in well-drained soil. Sunjoy Tangelo tends to grow to a height of 3-4 feet.

English Lavender

English lavender is indeed a nice choice of plant that you might want to have in your garden. This particular Mediterranean herb packs perfume within its violet flowers and silver leaves. A fragrant hedge may be formed by the English lavender. Try a compact variety in smaller gardens, such as ‘Munstead’ or ‘Thumbelina Leigh’.

Smoke Trees

Evergreen shrubs or small trees, smoke trees (scientifically known as Cotinus Coggygria) are among the favorite choices of the savvy gardeners. The reddish-purple leaves of these plants turn scarlet during the fall, adding to their beauty in the form of smoky, airy, purple seed clusters. ‘Royal Purple’ is among our favorite varieties.

Always plant smoke trees under direct sunlight. Also ensure that they are planted in actively draining garden soil. They can often reach 12-15 feet in height and 10-12 feet in width in USDA Zones 4-8. Make sure that you plant them during the spring season in Zones 4-5, and plant in Zone 6 during the early fall. Use additional mulch after the first hard frost in Zones 4-6, and pull the mulch back in spring.

Call us now at 707-887-0140. At Sweetwater Landscape, we are always ready to transform your backyard into something remarkably better.