Make Sure to Research
A lot of people do their gardening blindly not knowing if what they are doing is going to work or not. Instead of testing and risking failure, try true and proven methods set out by previous landscapers. You sometimes have to go with your gut. If something doesn’t feel right, then don’t do it. At times people are unsure about certain fertilizers or chemicals to put on their lawn. But instead of researching, they just throw on whatever they “believe” will produce results. This can come back to haunt them down the road when their lawns starts to look terrible.
When you’re walking around a store, it’s pretty tempting to buy an item on the spot. This happens to everyone. Don’t let this be you. When it comes to gardening, you will find many products promising tremendous results that will transform your yard. Before you make an impulse purchase, ask yourself if you really need the item in the first place. If you don’t need it, put it back on the shelf. Another method you can use to save money is by sharing products with your friends and neighbors. You guys and chip in and buy a bulk bag of fertilizer and split the bag evenly, for example.
Planning for the future
When spring arrives, you’re most likely to be planting new flowers into your garden beds. Just make sure you don’t over plant because an over crowded flower bed is bad. If some plants and planted too close then that may have an effect on it’s root growth. Hire a landscaping company to help you out. To determine the types of plants you can use for your flower beds, perform a simple soil test. Once you know the appropriate pH level of your soil, you will know if you need to add new fresh topsoil or not.
If you want your plants and flowers to flourish, consider adding manure. You can get this for free most of the times in local farms. All you have to do is ask and take it away your self. Manure is an organic way to help your flowers thrive. Another organic way to help your garden bloom is by mulching your grass clippings. Whenever you mow the lawn, feed the grass clipping back onto your lawn and you may never have to buy fertilizer again. Make sure to water your lawn and garden consistently and thoroughly.
You may be tempted to cut your lawn very short because it looks better or it saves you time from cutting it again in the near future. This is a bad idea. You never want to scalp your lawn because it leaves it susceptible to insects and diseases. Whenever you mow, make sure to only take off a few inches from the top. Another lawn care service you can perform is aerating your lawn. This is down by poking holes in the ground with an aerator. This will allow your lawn to breathe and boost it’s root growth.