Having a good-looking front lawn or backyard can do a lot to improve the appearance of your property, and, not to mention, its actual value. That’s why it’s important to keep it well-maintained.
Admittedly, it can take a bit of work, especially if you have a very elaborate landscape design. The more intricate it is, the more varied the plants and flowers are incorporated, the more nuanced the care methods should be.
Regardless of these nuances, however, there remain certain fundamentals that anyone can take care of for their landscaping needs. Here are a few basic but integral tips to maintain good landscaping in your property.
Watch Out for Weeds
They’re not welcome in your garden, that’s for sure. If you want to keep weeds out, then you should be on a keen lookout for them. Don’t go easy on them and address them promptly, aggressively. After all, they’re not going to go easy on your plants too, for sure.
The best time to pull out weed is in early spring. The sooner you take care of them, the better. Otherwise, the longer you leave them alone, the more difficult it will be to pull them out later. By then, their roots would have grown stronger into the ground, making extraction more tedious.
Another way to mitigate the growth of weeds, especially during the spring season, is to skip fertilization throughout the season. That’s because the weeds also benefit from fertilizers, which means you’re helping them grow and invade your garden.
Make Up with Proper Watering
Since you’re skipping out on spring fertilizers, you should at least make up for it by making sure your plants are getting a good amount of watering, and at the right time. Good thing there are plenty of automatic sprinkler options available now, which should help you deal with this task more efficiently.
Some models can be set with a timer, so they can simply turn on and do their job in watering the plants and the rest of your lawn. Get a Denver sprinkler professional to install one and make sure it’s set up well in your property.
With this investment, maintaining a beautiful and healthy landscape should be a lot easier.
Mow the Lawn Moderately
Of course everyone wants their lawns looking impeccably mowed. However, many garden or lawn owners do not realize that they don’t need to do this as frequently as they do. The ideal time for you to mow the lawn is when the grass grows anywhere from 2 to 3 inches tall. Even the lawn needs some recovery period, especially coming from winter.
This also means you need to make sure your equipment is ready for the job. Check that your mower’s blade is sharp and is functioning well. Not too many garden owners realize this, but if your mower isn’t sharp enough, it’ll only end up pulling grass off the soil. What’s bad about this is that the patches or holes left on the grounds leave the soil open for a fungi infestation. You can avoid this scenario simply by making sure you change your mower’s blade at least every other month.
These are but a few simple tips to enjoy a well-maintained, good-looking lawn. Talk to a professional in case you need more help.