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Ways to Extend the Life Of Your Landscape Cumming, GA
Professional Landscape Cumming GA

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.

Extending the Life of Your Landscape

#1 Hand Pruning
Pruning involves the selective removal of branches from a tree or shrub. While each plant or tree demands different techniques, the overall goal is to remove unwanted branches to improve the tree’s structure and encourage new, healthy growth. Doing the job by hand means using your snap-cut handsaws, loppers or other hand pruning tools to accomplish this. It is common for homeowners to need some professional guidance on pruning, as more aggressive and technical pruning becomes necessary as the plant matures.
#2 Fertilizing
We all need food to survive! To establish healthy, long-term growth, it is important to choose a balanced tree and shrub fertilizer to spread throughout the entire planting area. Soil tests can be extremely helpful in determining what nutrients your plants really need. These can be performed every few years.
#3 Managing Irrigation
Too many homeowners make the mistake of assuming more irrigation is better. The truth is, overwatering is a sure way to kill your landscape. While frequent watering is crucial during the first period of installation and new growth, your landscape will require less moisture as they mature. Make sure you understand which plants are more drought tolerant so that you can manage your irrigation schedule accordingly. You should consider an irrigation audit every few years to ensure you are not overwatering.

If caring for your landscape and extending its lifespan overwhelms you, confuses you or simply stresses you out – call the experts of Pannone’s Lawn Pros & Landscaping. It’s what we do best. We offer affordable landscape installation as well as customized lawn maintenance plans. How can we help you extend your landscape life and maximize your lawn care investment?

Posted on behalf of Pannone's Lawn Pros & Landscaping

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Cumming, GA 30041

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What our clients say about us

Jeffrey H.

Got sod and dirt. Both delivered on time, reasonably priced, and high quality (only found 2 rocks in 6 cubic yards of dirt and only 1 rectangle of sod out of 5 pallets was mangled). Both drivers friendly and were able to maneuver around my yard to put the stuff where I wanted it. Mostly appreciate that every time I called, someone picked up the phone rather than an answering machine. Would choose again.

Denise D.

We've purchased dark brown mulch from other landscape supply companies in Canton and the mulch always faded within a couple of days but then our landscaper told us to get our mulch from GLM Sod and Landscape supplies, so we decided to try them out and after an entire year, the mulch is still dark and looking great! I'll pay a few dollars extra to have our mulch delivered from Milton from now on - it just makes good sense!

Peter G.

Huge thank you to GLM for great professional products, as well as impeccable service! I will definitely be back to purchase more for future projects!