If you want to have a landscape, you need to maintain a regular, daily habit of looking after your lawn first by caring and nurturing it. It is like taking care of children. If you fail to take care of and nurture your kids, they will die.
Your landscape will be composed of plants, trees and flowers, so it is a growing, living thing. If you don’t know how to take care of grass alone, then you will definitely not know how to maintain a full landscape. To make the most out of your landscaping plans, you must conduct a daily maintenance schedule in order to prevent the development of problems from affecting your lawn.
Your lawn is the most critical part, because it is grass; and grass is the foundation of all landscape designs. A healthy, good looking lawn is a requirement for all of those who wish to have beautiful scenery on their property. Your lawn is like a canvas upon which the landscapers are the painters.
If you do hire landscapers, they will very much appreciate your efforts in preserving a beautiful and healthy lawn, and it would inspire and help them to do a better job in returning the favour and making your backyard look like it came out of a landscaping magazine. Imagine if you have failed to keep a healthy looking lawn - your landscapers would feel that you do not care at all for nature and that you are giving them double the work because then they would have to do it themselves.
Here are some tips to help you in maintaining your lawn:
1. Fall Fertilization
Fertilization is a perfect example of maintaining your lawn for landscapes. This is one of those things that you must not disregard when taking care of your lawn. So you should already be regularly applying fertilizer on your lawn, but not too much that it will instantly kill the grass. Every year, when the autumn season ends, apply a final dose of fertilizer. Your lawn will then absorb the nutrients from the fertilizer which will help to keep the grass strong and healthy throughout the winter, and ready to grow when the season ends.
2. Winter Cleaning
Before the winter kicks in, go to your lawn and carefully remove any debris that you might encounter, for instance, tree branches, twigs, logs, your children’s toys, etc. If you will leave any kind of rubbish on your lawn, it will severely damage the grass when left in the cold snow. Once grass becomes smothered, it will also become less resistant to disease and may die instantly.
Ventilate the grass before the winter season comes. If you don’t, thatch will then accumulate on your lawn and it can be suffocated. Serious ventilation and fertilization is required as it will prepare your lawn for the cold weather. If you do not have your own aerator, you can buy one at any hardware store near you. Give your lawn a chance to breathe through the winter, and it will thank you in the spring.
There are a thousand more tips of landscaping maintenance, but these three tips show you why it is important that you keep a regular preservation activity. Remember, a landscape is not like a painting where once done, you can leave it as it is and just enjoy the view. As previously mentioned, landscapes are composed of living things that are constantly growing and therefore, need to be taken care of properly. That is what maintenance is all about.