Knowing All about Garden Landscaping and Lawn Care

Planning to design and construct your garden landscape must be accompanied by opening to a lot of creative possibilities, as well as learning the landscape elements in designing one. When in the process of designing your garden landscape, see to it that it would work out in a way for maintenance care to be easily done.

On designing garden beds, avoid making sharp curve shapes and angles, as these can make mowing more difficult and instead will necessitate the use of a trimmer which will be taxing for anyone who will be asked to mow the lawn. Putting practical ideas into your design can be beneficial for maintenance, one of which is allowing the components in the landscape to be spaced apart in order to give room for mowing to easily maneuver around. Further, always consider the future usefulness of each elements in the garden, so that the hard work, time and money spent will not go down the drain by possible tearing down of the constructed design later in the future.

It is more practical to be realistic and be objective in budgeting for your landscape construction, so that it’s best to come up with a breakdown list of all the things that will be needed, as well as adding about 15-20% to the budget to cover all expenses.
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Considering infrastructure first, like using the right soil and compost, plotting where the drainage location should be, and taking care of the weeds, before putting the elements in the garden in place is very essential so the construction becomes smooth and following the design plans.
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Follow the basics of landscape gardening, which is planting varieties of plants in odd multiples of 1’s, 3’s, 5’s, 7’s, 9’s, so that these plants when they grow won’t look like they’re overcrowded.

It is essential that you have a maintenance plan in place as it is important to keep a well-manicured lawn and well-tended plants.

Lawn mowing is the most important maintenance practice because how you mow sets the stage for everything else in keeping the garden landscape spic and span. Mowing tips are – cut the grass high removing no more than 1/3 of the leaf of the grass blades, mow with sharp blades, don’t cut in the same direction, and recycle the grass clippings.

Another maintenance aspect is proper watering of the lawn, so these are useful tips to do that: only water when your lawn needs it so about 2-3 times a week, soil must be watered at least 6-8 inches deep, and watering in early morning hours can reduce evaporation.

Lawn care extends to fertilizing to supply nutrients to the soil with considerations of using the right kind of fertilizer, should it be organic or not, the correct application and costs.