Are Annuals Just As Good As Perennials?

Are Annuals Just As Good As Perennials?

Are Annuals Just As Good As Perennials?

There are good reasons to use both annuals and perennials in a garden and landscape. Location, environment and personal preference are three important things to consider. Perennials are planted only once, so they are less labor-intensive than annuals.

Annuals have more flowers and a longer blooming period than perennials, but they need to be planted every year. Perennials are a good choice for those who prefer a flower garden that requires less maintenance.

Climate is a significant factor when choosing annuals or perennials. Perennials thrive year-round in mild climates. Occasionally, annuals reseed and sprout up again in the spring, but normally that area needs to be replanted.