Where to start..
There are key basics to a healthy, successful lawn and landscape. The soil and environment in which the turf, plants and flowers grow are key.
Firstly, place turf, plants and flowers in areas they will thrive. It’s important to consider how much sun, shade, and traffic it will be exposed to, for instance. With plants and trees, consider the mature size the plant or tree will reach, as a result, they will always thrive in their new home. Also, consider their growth required to thrive. Of course, it’s critical to know the amount maintenance required. Consider the sun, shade, water, and care they’ll need.
In addition, soil maintenance is important. Maintenance includes conditioning. A desired Ph is key. Soil includes five elements..
Minerals: Small rock fragments.
Organic Matter: Decaying vegetation such as, grass, leaves and plants
Organisms: Worms, microbes, fungal, bacteria.
Importantly, the lawn and landscape’s soil health should have a balance of these five elements. As a result, the right Ph level. These five elements bond together to create a porous sponge effect to allow the proper amount of water and air to flow through. This regulates the food nutrients the lawn, plants or flowers receive. Aeration can also help the air and water uptake the soil receives. Maintenance involves conditioning the soil to achieve this. A great resource for organic landscape care.. Dirt Doctor
Finally, water your lawn with the recommended schedule. Water less frequent for longer periods of time. This promotes strong deep grass roots. The deeper roots will make your turf more durable during severe weather. Your lawn will endure high temperatures, drought, and extreme cold weather better, for instance.
What to Plant
When picking out the varieties for your lawn and landscape consider the lawn or plants maintenance. Maybe you enjoy maintaining your own landscape. Or have the budget to hire service for it. In this case, you may choose higher maintenance varieties of plants. For example, some shrubs require more frequent trimming. However, varieties like dwarf yaupon hollys are relatively low maintenance. In addition, some trees require more frequent pruning. Crepe myrtles for instance. Another example, ground-covers. They require more trimming to keep tidy. Unlike other slow growing, low maintenance varieties such as ajuga.
To be sure, mulch is also key to your landscape. Mulch helps suppress weeds. Moreover, mulch hold moisture and regulates soil temperature.
In conclusion, these fundamentals will get you on the right track. Enjoy a healthy, thriving lawn and landscape.
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