Essential Landscaping FAQs

It is not easy maintaining a perfectly manicured property. But it begins with some basic information any property owner should know.


While they are not a preeminent requisite for a healthy lawn, a proper irrigation system does provide some advantages, even for small and medium sized properties. Irrigation takes care of all the hard work that can go into watering a lawn effectively. It also makes sure the entire lawn is addressed and always provides an even amount of water. They also save water by being so efficiently planned and appointed.
Aeration helps to cultivate healthy plants and healthy soil. It is best to do this during the cooler months of the year and ideally when there is plenty of rain as well. Hence, the spring and fall are the best time to plan your aeration tasks. As experts in healthy lawns, we always recommend doing this in the fall and accompanying the exercise with overseeding. This will ensure you are getting more growth while keeping your lawn healthy. All lawns need to be aerated, but those that get more foot traffic tend to need this more than most.
Wouldn’t it be nice to apply a solution that permanently rids your garden of weeds? Unfortunately, such a solution doesn’t really work. Those gardens and landscapes that are completely free of weeds represent an ongoing process of successful control. To control your weed problem, you will need to choose techniques suited to eradicating weeds you are facing. If done right, weed control methods will be applied at strategic movements in their growth cycle and typically accompanied by various methods of control. For example, you may smother affected areas with tarps, uproot rhizomes and apply an herbicide if absolutely necessary. After some time, the weed problem will be easily managed.
There are good, landscapers, not-so-good landscapers and landscapers that will transform your property into something from your dreams and I all comes down to their professionalism and capacity to work magic. To begin with, ask around. If you notice an especially beautiful landscape, inquire with the property owners about their landscaper. These recommendations are typically the best as they are based on visually apparent effects. Once you have selected a few in this way, you can then sit down and have consultations with various professionals and communicate your vision more accurately.
Landscaping refers to the design and planning of various types of construction projects on your property. These can include both hardscaping and “soft” scaping. As a matter of fact, all of these terms can be confused at times. Generally, hardscaping refers to the construction projects like building retaining walls, digging ponds and fire pits etc. Then there is soft scaping, which is the term applied for those tasks such as arranging plants, cultivating a lawn, mulching and other projects dedicated to the health of the plants.
Landscaping is living and breathing art and science, which is why different activities can be planned for different times and seasons of the year. For example, it is good to plant things in the spring when everything is full of life. Then, in the summer, we can begin the construction projects and hardscaping which can continue right into the fall and winter if the project is especially large. It will be important to discuss your plans with a professional landscaper who will be able to provide you with a time frame for your project.
Just like humans and other animals, plants can get sick if they are not taken care of. Here are a few things you can do to improve the health of your plants.
Keep them Clean — if you are constantly picking up in your lawn and keeping garbage in its place, there w8ill be less pathogens to spread disease.
Balance fertilizers — too much fertilizer can be as harmful as too little. Be careful when you are dishing our plant food and only use what you are sure your plants need.
Use Mulch — mulch helps to keep harmful pests and weeds away from the area.
Plant in Warm Weather — if you wait to do planting and transplanting till the soil warms up, the plants will suffer less stress and be stronger to resist disease.
Inspect your plants — do this regularly to make sure that pests, and dying portions of the plant are dealt with quickly. This will reduce the likelihood of disease.
Watering is a fairly straightforward task. The first time to water is immediately after planting, be sure to allow the water to soak into the soil well. For the first week, you will want to water the plant daily or once every other day after which you can water as directed by the type of plant in question.
Some people have a natural knack for taking care of a garden and plants and others do not. When it comes to caring for a lawn, it is good to remember that you are working with a living breathing thing and having an expert on this life is the best way to keep it healthy. A professional landscaper will be able to give you advice on how to keep your lawn green and growing as well as identify small problems that could arise. It is always best to catch small issues while they can still be easily dealt with.
You can choose either path, but the benefits of mulching your leaves can’t go unheeded. Those leaves have the very nutrients and beneficial properties your plants need to grow healthy.

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