Landscape Maintenance : Different Components
Let’s Face it: Landscaping and Lawn Maintenance is not the easiest thing in the world. The lawn needs to be cut weekly, sprinklers need to go off at the right times during the day, fertilization is involved and last but not least, the garden needs constant attention. If you are a young homeowner, you might be able to manage doing all these chores on a weekly basis but for how long?
That is a question most homeowner’s forget to ask themselves. Not only does the work get overwhelming, but there are more and more needs for your property – Aeration, Driveway Sealing and Weed Control. Performing these duties successfully will yield a beautiful landscape while a poor effort will reflect poorly on the property value and most importantly your ego.
How exactly do you do the job correctly? Knowledge, Research and Muscle Power are all equally as important to do an adequate job on your property. At Mr.Landscaper, we know you are busy. It’s the main reason we went ahead and compiled a list of landscaping chores that need to be done during the summer to help alleviate some of the landscaping pressure. If you feel overwhelmed by the list, simple give us a call and we can take care of it for you. Let’s get started:
Area One: Planting Areas
Planting Areas tend to be critical components of your garden. They usually tend to be the most sensitive and therefore more time and care must be allocated to it. Plants can die without adequate care. Mulch needs to be topped up every year and soil must be turned every two weeks to ensure proper nutrition and moisture is being received. Not to mention the pruning.
Believe it or not, constant pruning of dead branches actually enhances the lifespan of the tree and allows it to grow back the branches in no time. These branches come back healthier and will stay that way for a very long time. Last but not least, weeds in the garden need to be pulled off. This is the most time consuming and boring aspect of gardening but with constant maintenance the work load alleviates.
Area Two: Property Maintenance
I am talking about the weeds in between the interlock, the overgrown weeds near the trees and weeds in the lawn. Proper Fertilization and Weed Control Methods help prevent the spreading of weeds on your property. If you driveway is made of asphalt, make sure you seal it at least once every two years to ensure longevity. Spring and Fall Cleanup‘s are another key component to keeping your property looking neat.
Make sure there are always only a limited amount of leaves present as the cleaner the property is, the better it looks. Lastly, do not forget to winterize and “summarize” your sprinkler systems. Water is the single most important thing to maintain any landscape and without a proper system, the odds are clearly against you.
Area Three: Lawn Maintenance
Quiet Possibly the biggest part your Landscape: Your Lawn. While mowing looks easy, it really isn’t. There are a lot of details that homeowner’s often miss out on when it comes to Lawn Maintenance. Be sure not to mow your lawn to low. This will make way for lawn damage – sun burn or brown spots being the common symptom. People say mulching is good for your lawn. It is true to some point but bag whenever you can.
Unless your machine as a specialised mulching kit, do not mulch your lawn. Overdoing it will dry out the lawn under the mulch creating ugly patches all over. Fertilize evenly . Too much fertilizer will also burn the lawn and create Thatch over time. Lastly, make sure you aerate your lawn once a year to allow your lawn to breathe. Oxygen to the roots is one of the best things you can do for your lawn as it will ensure long term health and vitality.
Final Thoughts: Lawn Maintenance
I hope you enjoyed reading this post. I have tried to provide you with ample information when it comes to Lawn Maintenance and I might have missed a point or two. IT really is a large ocean and I can only provide so much information. If you have any more questions, please feel free to contact us and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Best of Luck and I look forward to hearing from you.