New Gardener? Choose Your Flowers Carefully

New Gardener? Choose Your Flowers Carefully

Three Landscaping Tips For New Homeowners

Sonia Scott

The condition of your yard will be one of the more important factors in determining the overall appearance of your property. Unfortunately, there are new homeowners that lack a well-developed understanding about caring for this part of their property. When this is the case, it might be necessary to learn a few tips to help avoid some routine issues that can arise with your property's landscaping.

Use Weed Guards To Protect Your Plants 

Weeds growing on the property can be one of the more common issues that will need to be addressed. In addition to being a blemish on your property's appearance, these weeds can also rob your flowers and other plants of critical nutrients. When this occurs, you may find that your desired plants grow in a much slower fashion.

Fortunately, you can help to avoid this type of problem from ravaging your yard by investing in a weed guard fabric. These fabrics are designed to rest on top of the soil, and this will allow the weed guard to prevent weed seeds from germinating.

Monitor The Way Rain Water Drains Away From Your Property

Drainage issues can be other common problems that homeowners will find themselves needing to address. To this end, you will need to regularly inspect the property during and after rain storms. By studying the way that water runs off of your property, you will be able to strategically utilize gutters, drains and gravel to help improve the flow of water through your property.

Use Mulch To Help Retain Water Around The Base Of Your Larger Plants

Your larger plants may take far longer to grow, which makes it critical to properly care for them. However, it is a reality that some homeowners will vastly underestimate the water needs of these plants. To this end, you may want to consider install mulch around the base of these plants. The mulch will help to trap water in the soil, which can help to ensure that the roots of these plants are able to easily access water.

Getting the most from your yard will require you to understand the benefits of using some basic landscaping care tips. By investing in weed guards to minimize the ability of weeds to germinate, monitoring the flow of rainwater off your property and using mulch, you will find yourself better prepared to be an informed homeowner when it comes to caring for this part of your property.


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New Gardener? Choose Your Flowers Carefully

As a child and teenager, I watched my mother garden, although I wasn't interested in it at the time. I later learned that I had missed out on learning the craft because before I planted my first garden, I thought it would be so easy! Once I finally had a yard of my own, I was eager to plant some beautiful flowers in the yard and do other landscaping work. Unfortunately, I learned a hard lesson and none of things I planted survived more than a few weeks, even though I watered them daily. I gave my mother a call and asked her what could have gone wrong, and I learned that plants have to be chosen carefully. Check out this blog to learn more landscaping plant tips.