Your landscaping will only look as good as the time and effort that is put into it, but do you know what maintenance is needed to ensure a beautiful yard?
The secret to mowing your way to a beautiful lawn is mowing less, but not in the way you might think. Many homeowners believe that if they delay mowing until grass is overly long and then scalp it, they won’t need to mow again soon. That type of mowing will slowly kill your lawn. The secret to a healthy lawn with the least amount of cutting? Mow to maintain a consistent height throughout the growing season, the ideal height for your type of turf.
The core to low maintenance gardening, mulching involves applying a two to three inch layer of nutrient rich soil. Overall, mulching is great to help prevent weeds, reduces water evaporation from the soil, and keeps your plants comfy and healthy. In warm regions, you may need to apply mulch twice a year. In zones with cold winters, an annual mulch should be plenty.
Pick The Right Plants
As you select plants for your landscape, take time to place plants where they’ll thrive. Different plants need different amounts of sun, types of soil, space, and irrigation. There’s nothing worse than planting a shrub you have to prune constantly to make it fit your space. If you have a plant your heart is set on, remember to do your research if that plant fits your current yard plan or learn if there’s another similar plant that might fit your spot better.
Know Your Garden
If you have an area where turf is thin or just won’t grow, swap it for some easy-care ornamental grasses and sedge. Bring smart texture to your yard with creative landscaping without the effort of keeping a patchy, unhealthy lawn. An annual trim keeps most grasses in check, while sedges need very little annual grooming. A quick brush in early to mid-spring with gloved hands is usually enough to pull out dead stems and trigger new growth.
Hire Experienced Maintenance Experts
Not everyone has the time, ability, or expertise for pruning, weeding, mowing, and maintenance of a full yard. Depending on the size of your property, some people may have difficulties keeping up – there are only so many hours in a day! With the experienced maintenance crew of PA Lawn and Landscaping at your disposal, you can change out your grass type to clover, have drought resistant and low maintenance plants installed, add an automated irrigation system to make your life easier, and more!