There is nothing better than stepping out your door into a well-maintained, beautiful yard. Keeping your landscaping and flowerbeds tidy takes on-going care and attention, but it is worth the effort. When it’s done right, being in your yard can feel like a mini-vacation. Here are our top tips for keeping your yard looking it’s best.
- Water regularly and deeply, about one to two times per week, depending on rainfall.
- Evenings or early morning are the best times to water plants. The soil is cooler and you’ll lose less water to evaporation.
- Avoid watering the leaves of plants as much as possible. Too much water on the leaves can lead to mold. Also, water gently to avoid damage to young plants.
- A drip irrigation system can help if you are away a lot. Water is delivered near the plant base and can help maintain moisture levels in the soil.
- If temperatures rise above 85 degrees, consider letting your grass grow a little longer. Grass that is shorter can become damaged by the sun, and the soil underneath can dry out.
- The best time to water lawns is early in the morning, between 4 and 8 a.m.
- Too much water is just as bad as not enough. A good guide is between 2.5 to 4 gallons per square foot.
- Deter weeds before they start and plant beds densely to minimize space and sunlight availability.
- Adding mulch can also prevent weed seeds from sprouting while adding a polished look.
- If weeds do pop-up, get at the source. Remove the roots by using a weeding trowel or you’ll find yourself pulling that same weed again when it pops back up.
Sound like more then you want to take on? Great Goats Landscaping offers a regular landscaping service to keep your yard and flowerbeds looking their best. Give Mike a call today to set up a free consultation.