Many homeowners enjoy living on land where deer and other wildlife are free to roam. However, when deer become frequent visitors to your yard, it can pose a real threat to your landscape vegetation. Spring flowers are a known snack for deer, rabbits and other critters. In fact, it can be especially frustrating to spend the money and time on planting bulbs, only to watch them get eaten away within hours or days after you see them bloom.
Do you have to sacrifice your colorful spring blooms to Bambi each year? Not necessarily, but it is important to choose the right spring flowers if you want to keep the wildlife away. The following are known as deer-resistant bulbs:
Whether you are getting ready to sell your home or simply want to keep up with the retired couple next door, a landscape facelift can be your answer to an envious yard and better home value. You don’t have to spend your savings or muscle through hours of yard work to boost your home’s curb appeal. In fact, there are some very simple landscaping projects that can go a long way towards a more attractive front yard:
Newly laid sod can provide a dramatic facelift to your property, especially if your grass was sparse, diseased or otherwise unsightly beforehand. There are various types of sod available for your Georgia home based on the personal look you are going for as well as the particular dynamics of your landscape (sun, shade, sloped, etc). Regardless of which type of sod you choose, it needs to be properly installed if you want to protect your investment. Sod installation can be a cumbersome DIY project, and most homeowners are glad they relied on the expertise of a landscaping professional. At Pannone’s Lawn Pro’s & Landscaping, we understand the importance of not only installing your sod with excellence but also taking the necessary steps to prepare the area of land before the sod is rolled out. Here’s some insight into what the preparation process entails:
Now that the winter weather is settling in, you probably have a layer of crinkly or soggy brown leaves that have fallen on your turf. Just because you won’t be mowing as often during the winter, doesn’t meant it’s necessarily okay to “leave your leaves.” In fact, neglecting to remove fallen leaves can contribute to the following problems on your landscape:
- Clogged drains
- Smothered lawn and blocked sunlight
- Lawn diseases from wet, moldy leaves
- More rodents and bugs
Now that we know that you shouldn’t just leave them alone, what exactly should you do with those fallen leaves? You have two options: mulch or removal. The best answer depends on the size of your property and how many trees you have. Unless you simply have too many leaves, mulching is often the most beneficial to your lawn.
Every living thing has a life cycle. Depending on the size and type of material planted, a well-designed landscape can typically grow and mature for about 5-7 years before it needs to be adjusted or upgraded. While you can’t expect your plants to last forever, there are some things you can do to extend its life cycle. In fact, your lawn care in the first 1-2 years after your initial landscape installation is the most critical to its long-term success. Regardless of how big or lavish your landscape is, it’s life expectancy depends on three main elements – pruning, fertilization and irrigation.