Your garden represents you. Whether it’s your home or your business, having your natural area tended to and thriving will always send a message of peace, tranquility, control, and harmony. But many times, the hard work involved is unknown, but once you have the necessary information, you can maximize the potential of your landscape. Professional landscape maintenance can help you get the most out of your outdoor spaces. Here are some tips for professional landscape maintenance.
Weeding Your Garden
Weeds are a recurring problem in gardening. You have to get used to the idea that they exist, but controlling them is an ongoing task if you want to keep a garden or terrace that doesn’t look neglected.
Is there anything I can do to avoid them? Yes, you can take care of the problem by installing drip irrigation and covering the flowerbeds with pine straw or mulch. If you place weed-control netting underneath, you will keep the weeds at bay for a long season.
Fertilizing the garden
Once winter is over, plants are back in business. They will go through different phases (growth, flowering, and fruiting) before going into dormancy again.
This is when they need the most nourishment. Fertilize in late winter and early autumn. Use well-composted organic fertilizers or slow-release granular fertilizers. These will provide your plants with basic macro nutrition (Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sulfur, Calcium and Magnesium).
Even, if necessary, replace your natural topsoil for a high-quality one. This will provide the best growth opportunities for all your plants, especially those in your lawn, which normally represent a great challenge for garden owners.
Fighting Pest and Disease
Even in good weather, some problems such as pests or diseases may appear in your plants. If you follow these recommendations, you will not have to carry about you treatment backpack all the time.
To ensure that these problems won’t happen every year, use sturdy plant species that adapt well to your garden conditions. Native species usually give good results. Make sure they get good lighting, watering and feeding conditions in a proper substrate.
Be careful with watering and fertilizing! Lack of water or nutrients makes weak plants more susceptible to pest attacks. Too much nitrogen supply favors the appearance of aphids. Too much humidity favors the appearance of root fungi. Be careful!
If your plants have aphids, for example, you can get good results with biological control. Potassium soap is a good alternative since it not only effective but also a harmless ecological product for people or animals. Always think of insecticides as a last resort!
Always Hire Professionals
The best advice is to always look for experts who have the knowledge, tools, experience and the best products to meet the different needs of your garden. This will save you a lot of money and inconveniences in the long run. Having a reliable company at hand that is familiar with your garden and takes care of it in the best way, will take a load off your mind.
In addition, constant maintenance of your landscape will bring you benefits such as: improving curb appeal, increasing property value, and enhancing the overall enjoyment of your outdoor living spaces.
At Professional Ground Covers Inc. we are ready to work with you as a team in favor of your garden. Don’t think twice about it, if you require garden maintenance services in Gwinnett County or Lawrenceville. we are at your service.