A Spectacular Spring

A Spectacular Spring

Insight To Help Improve Your Yard's Landscaping

by Terri Holmes

Installing and maintaining your yard's landscaping can require some time and effort, but the result will improve the appearance and value of your home. After you invest the time to install your vegetation, shrubbery, and flowers, keeping it weed-free and well-watered are two of the main challenges in keeping it looking nice. Here are some tips to help you accomplish this.

Install Drip Irrigation

Watering your landscaping vegetation can require a good amount of time and planning. You'll need to set up and move around your mobile sprinkler several times each week to provide your landscaping the water it requires. Neglecting to water regularly can result in vegetation die-offs and your having to replace the expired vegetation to keep your yard's curb appeal looking its best. Installing a drip irrigation system eliminates the need for you to place sprinklers or hand water every few days and can save on water usage.

Drip irrigation is a system of tubing and emitters or sprinklers that are installed around your landscaping vegetation. The water sprays over large areas of vegetation and can also be positioned to drip out right at the base of your plants, delivering water to their roots. Watering via drip eliminates water loss from evaporation, overspray, and runoff. You can install your drip irrigation system with a watering timer to turn on automatically on specified days and times.

Spread Mulch

Mulch in your landscaping can be made of various materials, such as wood chips, straw, or shredded leaves, which you can buy or get free from your own yard's materials. Rent or borrow a wood chipper or a mulching machine to shred the mulching material of your choice.

A layer of mulch on the soil around your yard's landscaping can help your landscaping in several ways. It helps make the landscaping more uniform and attractive, and also helps improve the condition of the soil. Mulch helps hold moisture in the soil, reducing the frequency and duration you need to water your landscaping.

Mulch also helps keep down weed growth, as it prevents weed seeds that are already within the soil from germinating as they won't receive sunlight and oxygen. A layer of mulch can also act as a barrier to prevent weed seeds from reaching the soil in your landscaping. Many types of organic mulch will slowly decompose and break down over time, adding nutrients back into the soil to help your vegetation grow healthy.

You can use this information to help keep your landscaping healthy and attractive. If you need more information or additional help, contact a service such as Estate Landscape.


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A Spectacular Spring

Spring is a breathtakingly beautiful time of the year. During this special season, I adore looking at the beautiful trees, shrubs, and flowers in my front and back yards. Perhaps you want to enhance the appearance of your outdoor property this spring. Consider hiring a professional landscaper to help you accomplish this important task. An expert landscaper can plant fruit trees in your space. For instance, you might want this individual to plant apple, pear, peach, or orange trees on your property. You may also wish for this professional to plant attractive shrubs in front of your home. On this blog, I hope you will discover how a landscaper can help you have a spectacular spring. Enjoy!