Maintaining a immaculate landscape requires a combination of knowledge, effort, and effective strategies. Luckily, our team at Hank Deenen Landscaping Limited offers some tips and techniques in this blog to help you preserve the beauty of your outdoor space, ensuring it remains a picturesque haven.
Trimming Your Hedges
Trimming your hedges is like giving them a special grooming session. It’s way easier to shape them a few times a year than waiting for them to overgrow and have to chop them down. When you regularly sculpt them, you can spot the cuts you made last time and just trim them back to the same height. Taking care of your hedges regularly saves you time down the road and keeps them looking sharp.
Shape Your Shrubs
When shrubs start growing and getting all bushy, it’s a great opportunity to give them a makeover for more flowers or berries. Early spring, before the leaves come out, is usually the best time to prune them. However, some shrubs form their flower buds in the previous season, like lilacs and forsythia. If you trim them too early in spring, you’ll end up cutting off this year’s beautiful blossoms. It’s a good idea to do some research and find out the right times and methods to prune the specific shrubs in your yard.
Remove Dead Flowers
To maintain the vibrant blooming of your plants, it is advisable to engage in the practice of deadheading your perennials, annuals, and flowering shrubs. This process entails delicately removing the faded flowers manually, trimming the exhausted stems a few inches below, or systematically shearing off multiple spent blooms. The primary objective is to preserve the aesthetic appeal of your garden plants while stimulating their prompt reflowering.
Weed and Prevent Weeds
When it comes to maintaining the condition of your yard, there are two tasks at hand: preventing invasive weeds and weed removal. While we may attempt to evade it, weeding is an important aspect of landscape management. Fortunately, various strategies exist to minimize the need for weed control, such as applying a layer of mulch to your garden, cultivating ground covers to shield exposed soil, and making sure your lawn is healthy.
Water When You Need To
Efficiently watering your plants is the key to a thriving lawn. When watering your garden, it’s recommended to do so in the morning to reduce evaporation. Install a timed sprinkler system to allow for precise watering. If it’s raining, skip watering them to prevent overwatering your plants. It’s also a good idea to group plants based on their water needs, such as grouping drought-tolerant plants together. This enables targeted watering to areas where it is most needed in your garden.