It won’t be long until the summer heat kicks in and your landscaping worries begin. The Georgia summers can certainly take toll on grasses, plants and flowers. However, you don’t have to settle for a faded and lackluster garden just because the temperatures got hot.
Here are some tips to ensure your garden remains cool, vibrant and lush during the heat of summer:
Giving your garden water is not something you want to miss during the hottest days of summer. In fact, you will likely need to increase the frequency and duration of your watering methods, whether this means dragging out the hose more often or adjusting the timer on your irrigation system. Keep in mind that watering in the early morning is the best way to drench dry roots before the sun evaporates your efforts.
Countless Georgia yards are covered in Zoysia grass. Zoysia is a highly durable grass that looks full and attractive as well. Unfortunately, no grass is perfect. Zoysia is known having a harmful and unsightly disease called Zoysia Brown Patch. This is especially common in the late spring after a wet winter or when damp, overcast weather frequently occurs. You’ll confirm Zoysia Brown Patch when you notice that some areas of your turf are not greening up like the rest of your yard during the spring.
Have you had enough of the pollen this year? If you are among the nearly one-third of Americans who are allergic to pollen, you may find it hard to even be outside, much less enjoy your own yard due to the “yellow curse” that occurs from March to April each year in Georgia. While the height of pollen season is thankfully coming to a close for 2019, it is wise to consider what you can do to make your spring allergies more tolerable next year.
Beyond taking allergy medicine, you can also help manage your symptoms by touching up your landscape. Here are a few tips to reduce the yellow haze in your backyard next spring and help yourself breathe a little easier:
If you own a business or manage a commercial property, your landscape is your first chance to make a good impression. In fact, you can reap significant value by properly investing in your landscape design and maintenance. Not only does a well-maintained landscape reflect positively on your business, but it can also remove hazards and liability issues that you may have with your patrons or clients.
Commercial Landscape Maintenance – Stay On Your Toes!
Just like your residential landscape, your commercial landscape demands year-round maintenance tasks. However, commercial landscaping also involves some extra attention and care. For example, business landscapes often involve more hardscaping, seasonal flower beds, bushes and trees to maintain. In addition, you’ll need to also care for areas around property signs, sidewalks, parking lots and more. Unlike your residential property where you can afford to slack off on your lawn care efforts or put off that trimming or mowing for a few days, you don’t have as much flexibility with business landscape. You never want your visitors or customers to be the first to notice weeds in your flower bed or long grass along the entryway.
When trying to design the ideal landscape for your home, there are many elements to consider. However, as you select your turf, flower bed design and tree arrangement, don’t forget about hardscape ideas that can create a valued outdoor living space. One of the most unused yet highly beneficial hardscapes is a flagstone patio. This unique and versatile natural stone can not only add beauty to your overall landscape and existing hardscapes, but it is also durable enough to stand the test of time.