Climate, soil type, and sunlight conditions affect outdoor plant selection. This guide will help you choose plants that thrive in your outdoor environment:
Hardiness Zone: Find your USDA Hardiness Zone or equivalent. This information can help you choose plants that can tolerate your area's average lowest winter temperatures.
Consider the average temperature range and usual weather conditions in your location.
Sun Exposure: Measure the daily sunlight in your outside location. Plants need different amounts of sunshine.
Test your soil pH since some plants grow in acidic soil (pH below 7), while others flourish in alkaline soil. Most plants can tolerate mild acidity to neutrality.
Consider local water availability. Some plants need constant rainfall, while others are drought-tolerant.
The mature size and growth habit of the plants should fit into your outdoor space without overloading.
You may construct a healthy outdoor garden that thrives in your climate, soil, and sunlight by carefully examining these aspects. For regional gardening guidance, check local nurseries or specialists.