New Gardener? Choose Your Flowers Carefully

New Gardener? Choose Your Flowers Carefully

Yard Care Services Your Landscaping Professional Can Provide For You And Your Property

Sonia Scott

Keeping your yard up to par with all the landscaping elements can take some time out of your schedule, and if you already have a busy schedule from work to school or family, there might not be a lot of time left to keep your yard in the condition that you want and need it to be. Here are some services you may consider to keep your yard and landscaping looking its best.

Lawn Maintenance

Your lawn makes up a pretty big area in your yard that is either going to be attractive, or full of weeds and dead spots. However, with a professional landscaper maintaining your lawn, they will complete all the tasks required to make your lawn look great. 

Your lawn needs regular mowing during the warmer months and weed control, especially during the spring when weeds first emerge and take over your lawn. With a sharp mower blade, your lawn will look freshly-trimmed at a longer length to help shade the lawn's roots and the soil. When you consider the soil of your lawn, it will need periodic aeration to prevent lawn compacting and to allow air, water, and fertilizers to get to the roots of your lawn. This will further help your lawn look and be healthy all through the season.

In the spring, your lawn may emerge from the winter hibernation with some bare spots or dead areas that need regrowth. Your landscape professional can oversee with new loose lawn seed and peat moss to get the spots growing again. 

Irrigation Maintenance

Irrigation through your yard can be made of several different types of watering systems. For example, if you have landscape bedding areas with trees, shrubbery, and flowers, you may have a drip irrigation system or aerial sprinklers that water those areas. Your lawn will need aerial sprinklers, but if you have a vegetable garden, drip irrigation is a good option. Your landscape professional can check these systems in the spring to get them up and running, then check them periodically through the season to make sure they continue to work properly.

A broken sprinkler head, a cracked pipe below the soil, or a blocked drip line will cause your sprinkler system to malfunction and can lead to dead vegetation in your yard before you may realize it has happened. But your landscape service professional can check these areas regularly to ensure they function right and have them repaired when they need it.

For more information about landscaping services, contact a local landscaping contractor.


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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.