landscaping management

Maintaining a beautiful and healthy garden and lawn can be a challenging part of home management. Keeping up with your landscaping is a tall order especially when you have many personal and professional responsibilities to juggle.

Professional landscaping contractors are valuable support in this arena. Depending on your needs, you may discuss a maintenance contract customized for your property. If you’re wondering if such a setup is worth it, understanding what it takes to manage your landscape can help inform your decision.

Turf

This might be one of the most time-consuming operations when it comes to landscape maintenance. Proper mowing is also one of the most important elements of a well-groomed landscape and contributes to the longevity of your turf area. Factors like the height of the cut, the frequency of the cut, and even the growing season are considered for this task.

Small Trees and Shrubs

It is essential to regularly prune small trees and shrubs to maintain their health and looks. This also encourages good branch structure. This can involve removing dying or dead branches that have been injured by animals, storms, insect infestation, or disease.

In addition, pruning small trees and shrubs helps keep your hedge dense and encourages fruit and flower development. It also helps maintain special garden forms or desired plant forms.

Mulching

This cannot be overlooked for sake of your trees’ care and health. It helps insulate the soil to protect the trees and shrub beds from heat and cold. In addition, mulch helps keep roots moist. It also prevents keeps out weeds to avoid root competition.

Irrigation

It is essential to maintain your irrigation systems to ensure that your trees, shrubs, and turf are properly watered all year long. This can include inspections, and if necessary, fixing problems before any serious damage is done to the system.

Seasonal Color

Adding some seasonal color to your Nashville landscaping is an excellent way to make it pop while adding beauty and value to your property. Whether it’s spring, summer, winter, or fall, your landscape specialist can suggest some fantastic options to help your lawn and garden keep up with the seasons.

These are just a few of the maintenance tasks involved in landscape management. Most can be time consuming, and if done by inexperienced owners, can lead to damage to the area. The best way to ensure success is to trust your landscaping to professionals with years of skills and experience.

Sources:

Seasonal Landscape Maintenance, bhg.com
Landscape Maintenance, landscaping.about.com

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