The Do’s & Don’ts of Summer Landscaping
With warm weather, the likes of pool parties and BBQs mean outside space needs to be had. So you have the tricky task of ensuring your landscaping is in good shape amidst the summer heat. Some summer landscaping tips can be somewhat challenging, which is why most homeowners hire a professional landscaper. However, there are a few easy and cost-effective ways you can preserve your garden, lawn, and flowers throughout the season without too much time and effort.
For experienced homeowners or even beginners, below are some do’s and don’ts to remember when attempting to landscape your yard this season.
DO: Mow regularly and maintain a schedule
Your lawnmower is probably the most important gardening tool when it comes to landscaping a backyard. So having a schedule is vital, which can range from once to a few times a week depending on how fast your grass grows. The key is to prevent the onset of a brown and baldy lawn.
Remember grass needs will need to stay at a certain level in order to fight off drought and other hazards, so don’t cut it too short as a way to cut corners, as this will destroy its natural ability to grow. When in doubt, stay on the high side of the mower’s blade settings.
DON’T: Allow pests to make themselves comfortable
Among the summer landscaping tips, most homeowners seem to neglect is the infestation of pests. There are numerous pests that can pose a threat to landscaping, such as chinch bugs, grubs, sod webworms, and armyworms, to name but a few. These will result in brown patches in your lawn can will be an eyesore.
DO: Feed and fertilize regularly
Remember that different types of grass will have their own unique nutrient needs that you must provide if you want your lawn to remain thick and healthy. For example, warm-season grass, need a nutrient boost so a quick application of fertilizer is the best way to provide its nutrients.
For details about the services that Northeast Landscaping Services can offer, and if you live or work in or around the Newcastle, WA area, please do not hesitate to contact us at this number (206) 580-0924 today to make an appointment with our landscaper.