Archive for the ‘Landscaping Maintenance’ Category
Laying down grass sod is an excellent way to start a new lawn or revamp an area of turf that has become brown or barren. Sod installation is performed in several steps. In fact, the steps you take to prepare your lawn for sod can be some of the most important. Sod failure can often occur when the soil is not properly prepared before sod is laid down.
To maximize your new sod investment and ensure you’re giving it the best chance of success, it is important that you pay attention to the condition of your existing soil first. In fact, you may want to hold off on the purchase of your new sod until your soil prep work is complete. continue reading
If you’ve invested time and money into your landscape, it is important to protect its condition and appearance. Unfortunately, weeds can be one of the strongest and most stubborn threats to your landscape. Therefore, beyond general lawn services (like mowing, trimming and fertilizing), it is important to include weed control in your overall landscape maintenance. continue reading
While it is not a task that should be done weekly or even monthly, core aeration can be a vital service for your lawn in certain conditions. Lawn aeration refers to the method of punching holes into your turf to allow moisture, oxygen and nutrients to penetrate the soil. If a lawn is not aerated routinely, your efforts to water and fertilize your grass this spring could be sabotaged because these components can’t reach the roots. continue reading
Most homeowners add mulch to their landscape in order to add aesthetic value or create a more manicured look across their outdoor space. However, mulch offers some valuable benefits that go beyond visual appeal. In fact, mulch can help keep your plants, flowers and trees alive through various weather elements.
Are you looking for a landscape design that involves less maintenance while also promoting a healthier ecosystem? You may want to consider “naturescaping.” Naturescaping is the idea of designing and implementing a landscape that is nature-friendly. In other words, you may have to let go of what a landscape “should” be in terms of certain industrial plants and turf grass, but you’ll use native plants to create a landscape that is attractive, functional and also beneficial to wildlife, insects and pollinators. continue reading