Clumsy, neglected landscaping not only hurts your house appearance, it can cut the value of your property and make it harder to sell. Even more important, bad landscaping is a downer that hurts the way you see and enjoy your home.
Don’t let bad landscaping happen to you. Here are the 5 landscaping mistakes to avoid
1. Planting Without A Plan
To come out with a landscaping design plan & also resolved some landscaping related challenged, landscape architects/designer are worth the investment. They will render elevations of your future yard, and provide plant lists so you can install landscaping yourself.
2. More of the Same
Resist the design temptation to fill your garden areas only with your favorite plant or shrub, because it will create a boring, monochromatic landscape. Always design your landscape by following with a theme or two likes: Balinese style, Contemporary design, Japanese-style design, English garden, Zen-style design & etc.
3. Too Much Planting in Clusters
Yes, planting in clusters looks way better than installing single plants throughout your yard. But make sure your groups of shrubs, and trees have plenty of room to spread, or they’ll look choked and overgrown. Also, over-crowded landscaping competes with itself for food and water, putting the clusters at risk.
Find out how high and wide the mature plant will be, and then combine that info with the spacing suggestions on planting labels. At first, garden beds of young plants will look too airy and prairie-like. But within three years, your beds will fill in with room to grow.
4. Dispose Or Bury Your Dead Plants
Dead or dying shrubs and plants are eye soar in a garden, so quickly remove your dearly departed landscaping from your garden.
Spent plants that lived their natural lives are good choice for a compost pile – you can grind them first to make them decompose faster. And Of course, if your landscaping succumbed to disease or infestation, it’s best to dispose them in black plastic bags, and then throw away.
5. Letting Weeds Gone Wild
Weeds not only make the look of your landscaping very messy, they also compete with plants for water and food. Weeds also can shorten the life of brick, stone, and pavers by growing in mortar cracks.
The best way to stop weeds is to spread a pre-emergent about three weeks before weed seeds typically germinate. If you can’t stop them from growing, at least get rid of weeds before they flower.
Published : 11-Aug-2020