A Spectacular Spring

A Spectacular Spring

Preparing Your Yard For Landscape Installation

by Terri Holmes

As exciting as it is to plan out your dream garden, there's a crucial step that must be taken before you can begin planting –– preparing the soil. While some landscaping experts will do this work for you, it's important to understand the basics of yard preparation to ensure that your garden is getting the best possible start.

Here's a look at what goes into preparing a yard for landscape installation.

Remove Existing Vegetation and Debris

When a landscaping expert arrives on site, they'll first clear away any existing vegetation and debris. This includes weeds, sticks, stones, and other obstacles in the way of creating your dream garden. Some of these items may even be recycled or re-purposed in your garden's design. For example, a large rock can be used as an accent piece or moved to create a natural barrier.

But still, the landscaping expert has to remove all of these items so they'll have a clear view of the soil underneath them. If things like stones are left in place, they could prevent roots from properly taking hold in the ground or interfere with irrigation systems later on.

In some cases, landscaping professionals might even use specialized tools to get down to the bare soil. These might include rototillers or trenchers to get the job done.

Till the Soil

Once all existing vegetation has been removed from your yard, your landscaping professional will use a tiller to break up and prepare the soil beneath it. Tilling is essential to prepping a yard for landscape installation because it allows water and air to reach deeper levels of soil, helping promote root growth and fostering healthier plants overall.

The tilling process also helps to loosen the soil, making it easier for landscapers to dig trenches and lay down irrigation lines if necessary. It also prevents compaction, which can prevent roots from taking hold and make it harder for plants to grow in the long run.

Add Compost or Manure

Finally, once your yard has been cleared of debris and tilled, it's time to add compost or manure to help boost fertility levels in the soil. Both compost and manure contain vital nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorus, which are necessary for healthy plant growth — so this step can't be skipped.

Your landscaper has to add several pounds of compost or manure to every couple of square feet and then mix it into the soil using a tiller. This helps ensure your soil is nutrient-rich and ready to support your dream garden.

With the right preparation, you can be sure that your landscape installation will get off to a successful start. And if you're ever unsure of what steps to take, don't hesitate to ask a local landscaping service such as Lee's Nursery and Landscaping  for advice. They'll happily walk you through the process and help you create the yard of your dreams.


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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!