Wanting a beautiful landscape can mean many different things to many different people. For some people, a beautiful yard is simply a perfectly manicured lawn and a few precisely trimmed hedges. For others, it means a bright, bold garden full of a huge variety of flowers and plants, that makes their yard stand out amongst the rest of their neighbors’. It all depends on your style and aesthetic. As landscaping professionals, we can see the appeal of both of these types of yards, and we can help you achieve whatever look you’re going for.
If you care about your home, the yard is a huge part of taking care of it. Even if you decorate your home perfectly, and paint it with a new coat of a bright color, a neglected yard will diminish the overall look. Whichever way you choose to make your yard look, it’s important that you follow a few simple tips to help the plants and grass you choose grow and bloom correctly.
Mow the Lawn Correctly
Yes, there are tips and tricks for mowing the lawn in the right way. Many people don’t actually know that, and might have been mowing their lawn incorrectly their entire lives. For starters, don’t mow the lawn when it’s wet, and don’t cut it too short. You should only trim the top third of the leaves of grass, because cutting deeper is stressful for the plant and can cause deep and long lasting damage. Also, if you cut the grass too short, it will leave it more vulnerable to pests. Long blades of grass give pests an easy place to hide, and can even lead to more of them moving into your house.
Don’t Go Overboard With Watering
More water is not always the best thing for your yard. You can accidentally drown the roots of your grass, which will stop or slow their growth instead of assisting it. You only want the soil to be moistened about 4-6 inches below the surface, and don’t ever start watering a lawn that’s already wet.
Get Rid Of Weeds
Pulling weeds might be the worst and most dreaded chore to some people, but it’s incredibly important for a healthy lawn. Weeds will compete with your grass for soil space and nutrients, and once they’re actually taller than your grass, they’ll even start to block the sunlight from them. So do yourself a favor and get rid of them.
Hire a Professional Gardener
We know that a lot of people view hiring a gardener as something only rich people do. But I’m not telling you to hire a permanent gardener to live on the property or come to the house every day. No, there are many professional gardening companies out there that can provide occasional services, at a much more affordable cost.
If you’re interested in learning more about the options available to you, please contact us today. We’d be happy to discuss a lawn maintenance or gardening plan that works specifically to your needs and within your budget.