Landscaping services can be very costly. No matter whether you hire someone or do it yourself, it will have some expenses. To make sure that your money was well-spent, you want to maintain the garden and its features. If you don’t, you will just be wasting your money. Today, we would like to share some tips that can help you keep your landscaped garden neat and looking good.
Clean the garden daily – This may sound like overkill, but it is necessary especially during the fall and winter months. Falling leaves and other dirt and debris will collect and become harder to clean if you leave it. Cleaning the garden every day will help prevent this piling up of debris and also give you some exercise.
Water your plants and lawn correctly – Different plants require different amounts of water and also need water with different frequencies. You should know your plants and know what their watering requirements are. You should also water your lawn with the right amount of water and at the right time. Too much water can be just as damaging as too little water.
Inspect your plants – You should regularly inspect your plants for signs of disease or decay. If you notice the problem soon enough, you may be able to save the infected plant. You will also be able to prevent it from spreading to other plants and causing a bigger problem.
Keep the earthworms – Earthworms are good in your garden. If you see them in your soil, you should be happy as they indicate healthy soil. Don’t remove or kill earthworms. You should keep your soil healthy by using the right fertilizers and also adding manure, leaves, and compost to it when needed.
Remove weeds often – Weeds can be unsightly and also cause some trouble for your plants. At times, they can add some beauty to your landscape depending on what type of weed it is. Check your garden regularly for weeds and use weed killers and fertilizers to protect your garden.
Take care of your statues and ornaments – Landscaped gardens often feature some statues or ornaments that add beauty and intrigue. These features are part of your garden and should be looked after just like you look after your plants. Wash them and rinse them often (about once a month should do) to keep them in a good condition and ensure they keep adding value to your garden.
Prune when necessary – Plants grow and may get out of hand and look cluttered if they are not trimmed regularly. Landscapers or garden services often take care of trimming, but if you want to do it yourself, you should keep a close eye to see when pruning and trimming will be needed. Don’t allow plants and trees to get out of hand as it will become increasingly more difficult to maintain them.
The basic rule to follow is to keep everything healthy, looking clean and neat, and taking care of all plants and also the features and furniture that form part of the landscaped area.