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Maintaining the Landscape of Your Residential Land

Keeping your garden and lawn clean does not only enhance the appearance of your house, but it also stops any dispute with your neighbors and prevents code enforcement agencies. If you are still a beginner when it comes gardening, or you have neglected your yard for a long time now, you might be astounded by what chores to do and when to do them to maintain your lawn, flowers, shrubs, and trees.  To learn what should be done to our landscape every season could aid us to handle our garden chores. Here are some of them: 

Lawns 

A well-maintained lawn might be one of the major points that people would recognize about your yard. The grass rapidly grows during spring. Never try to cut the grass short thinking that you will have to mow less often. To avoid stressing the grass and promote healthy growth, you need to keep your mower blade high.  You should edge around driveways and sidewalks every time you mow.  

Trees 

These creatures have a lot of purposes in the landscape. However, if trees are not maintained, they could be a hassle or even hazardous. During spring, trees are beginning to flower and putting on new growth. This is an ideal time to mulch around the tree, prune dead branches, and trim out any suckers. During summer, watch out for disease or insect infestation. If you notice any of those, call a local arborist immediately. 

Vines and Shrubs 

Vines and shrubs soften the edges of your property but they should be maintained or else they will look unappealing. During spring, nourish these plants with a balanced fertilizer and then add a mulch around them for about 2-3 inches surrounding them. Also, spring is an ideal time for light to heavy pruning to get rid of unwanted growth or keep the shape of your vines and shrubs. In summer, you should also water vines based on the needs of the plants and water the shrubs once every week in dry weather. During fall, particular deciduous vines like clematis could be trimmed to the ground. Meanwhile, some of them, like honeysuckle, just requires to be pruned to eliminate overgrown or dead branches.  

Flowers 

Annual and perennial flowers can add color to your landscape. Annuals are basically planted during spring. While perennials could be planted during spring or in the fall. On the growing season, flowers must be watered based on their needs. Other flowers can tolerate drought while some needs their moist to be maintained to survive. Majority of the flowers would benefit from being fertilized the moment you plant them. Pluck the dead flowers if your flowers on your plants start to fade. This will help the plant to be tidy and urges it to blossom once again in several instances. Perennials and annuals die back at various times over the year. Once the perennial’s leaves turn yellow, trim the plant to the ground. Annuals could be discarded and pulled up the moment they fade.