Tips For Keeping Your Landscaping Looking Great


As a homeowner, it is likely an important goal for you to keep your landscaping in good condition. This will help to keep your plants and property looking as attractive as possible, but it is a task that can require far more planning or work than you may have anticipated.

Be Mindful Of Where You Place Larger Plants

When you are deciding on an overall design for your landscaping, you may want to add many large bushes and trees. While these plants can be a valuable source of shade and beauty, they can pose a threat to structures on the property. The roots of these plants can be rather large and powerful, which can lead to them causing serious damage to the foundations of buildings and any paved surfaces. If you will be adding these plants yourself, you will want to leave ample space between these plants and any structures on your property. This will require you to research the approximate area needed for the roots of these plants.

Devise A Weed Control Strategy

Having a beautifully landscaped property will require you to regularly remove any weeds that may be starting to grow. Once a weed problem develops, it can be extremely difficult to control as these plants can reproduce extremely quickly. This will make it necessary for you to have an effective strategy for battling these nuisance plants. Ideally, this will involve a mixture of using herbicides, weed netting and manually pulling weeds out of the ground. Ideally, you should perform these tasks on a regular schedule. For example, you may need to apply herbicide each month, but manually pulling weeds should be done each week. By writing these tasks on a calendar, you can be sure that you stay up to date when it comes to caring for your landscaping during the growing season.  

Use Edging To Control Runoff

During periods of rain, your property will experience substantial amounts of runoff. This runoff can be very damaging to your plants as it can expose their roots, which can lead to them decaying or the plant becoming unstable. This problem can be particularly severe near areas of pavement or plant bedding. However, you will be able to greatly reduce the amount of runoff that occurs during these rain events by placing edging along the outside of the pavement or plant bed. Edging is essentially small concrete blocks that will help to slow and redirect any runoff that occurs so that erosion and other problems are minimized.

Contact a landscaper, like Anderson Landscaping, for more help


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