One of the most enjoyable seasons to have a spotless landscape is summer. Idling under the shade or simply enjoying an evening breeze in the comfort of your garden is deeply satisfying. But some satisfaction is better than others, especially so if your garden doesn’t look the best it can. Perhaps a bit of negligence on your part has left your landscape looking rather uncared for. Here are some tips that will help you get your landscape in top shape.
Look after your lawn
One of the most prominent and noticeable features of a good landscape is a great looking lawn. There’s no way around it, so buckle up and give your lawn a careful mowing. If it’s been a while since your last mow you might be tempted to cut it short. While you might think that the lower you cut the less often you have to mow, that is not the case. Grass produces most of its food on the tip of the blades so cutting away too much can harm the organism. Fertilize and water and you’ll have the green lush lawn your landscape deserves.
Trim and Prune
A good landscape always must seem tidy and organized. Nothing must look bushy and out of control. So sharpen the pruning shears and begin by getting rid of all branches that extend further than they need to. Also get rid of diseased and dead branches, always taking care and proper measures. If some branches seem too difficult to tackle, consider hiring someone who can help you with it. Henderson landscaping will safely and quickly restore order to your landscape. When done with all the shrubs and branches you’ll see your garden breathe new air and seem tidy and spacious.
Patios and Decks
If nothing else, you’ll want to enjoy the view and relaxation from an organized and clean place. So take the hose and wash all the dirt, debris and remains from there. Then look for defects or any repairing that is in order. Consider replacing or fixing anything that you can muster with your tools and skills. Decks, in particular, require constant attention and maintenance. If it’s been too long without care, chances are a refinishing and painting is in order.
Lightning is one of those details that really do wonders after the sun has gone for the day. It gives the whole place a magical and fairy-tale like look that you wouldn’t want to miss. Look at the big picture of your landscape and place lights where you think it’ll make the most impact and use.
Although these tips work best in the summer, they can be applied year-round and will always make your garden stand out from the rest. Do not rob yourself of the pleasure and satisfaction of a clean, tidy and well-ordered landscape. A great landscape will make a favorable impression on your guests, too. And even if at times it can seem daunting and like too much work, the results are always worth it.