Landscape Maintenance Tips
Triad landscaping Services provides landscape maintenance services directly, but we also enjoy empowering our customers with tips to keep their yard looking its best. Here are five landscaping maintenance tips you can use to plan a yard that wows your neighbors:
1. What do you have to work with? Anticipating what will be involved down the road is an important first step. Determine how much time you want to be working on adding and maintaining your landscaping elements in advance. If you start ripping out plants or digging up soil right away, you may realize once it’s too late to turn back that you’ve bitten off more than you can chew. Even beyond how much work you’re willing to do directly, you should also ask yourself how much you’re willing to invest in hiring landscapers to help set it up and maintain it. If you have the budget to go big, great, but otherwise make sure you don’t put your yard in an awkward in-between state of being partway done.
2. Pick your color scheme. The easiest yards to maintain are those with a well executed theme. Determine in advance what types of foliage, flowers, and grass you want to use, as well as where each of those are going. This will make your process more efficient and the end result more cohesive, which of course leads to stronger curb appeal. Otherwise you’ll be playing a guessing game midway into the project, and it can negatively impact the look of your yard.
3. Gather materials suited to your region. Do your research and find out what materials are best your region’s climate. For example, there may be some materials that stand up to heat and moisture better than others. Alternatively there are other materials that withstand cold, dry temperatures for longer. Knowing these kind of details up front will save you time and money, as you’ll be repairing or replacing less as time goes on.
4. Plan For Growth. Make sure as you plant seeds or small plants that you have a general idea of how big they’ll get and how quickly they’ll grow. Otherwise your garden will look crowded as plants come up. This ties in with #2 a bit, as unexpected sections of your garden growing larger or faster than you’d expected can throw off your color scheme and shaping quickly.
5. If you don’t need it, don’t use it. Remember that every piece and joint you use is another thing that will eventually wear out and need to be replaced. Using curves instead of sharp angles is a big way to accomplish this. If you can get away without using edging, do it. Otherwise that will be one more thing to maintain. This will also help you manage your time going forward so that you can focus more on the garden and less on other little nuisances.