A well-maintained landscape and garden make for viewing pleasure and improve the longevity of the structures that you have constructed in the garden. If you have constructed any such permanent installation like a central planter, a deck, a patio or a pool, it is necessary to ensure that these well-maintained to make these last longer. But the question remains, how do I maintain the landscape and the garden of my home? You will also need to maintain the garden and the construction in your home’s front and backyard. The maintenance of your home’s landscape is something that you should do throughout the year and not just during winter.
Some of the simplest methods of maintaining the landscape and the garden of your home are as follows:
The first step of maintaining the landscape of your house is by ensuring that the lawn is well-maintained. Maintaining the lawn does not mean mowing it regularly. Although you will need to mow your lawn, you will also need to check for weed, dry grass and checking the grass for pests. You will also need to remove any dry leaves from the lawn and keep it clean. Another critical aspect of lawn maintenance is ensuring that it is adequately watered. You will have to opt for a type of irrigation like drip irrigation or sprinkler irrigation to ensure that your lawn is well maintained. Whenever our clients approach us regarding lawn maintenance, the first thing we try to understand is that the type of irrigation that they are looking for. Without proper irrigation, the grass on your lawn will dry out, and it will spoil your landscape. It will also spoil the garden that you have tried to build around the lawn. Hence the first step in landscape maintenance ensures that the lawn in front of your home is well maintained.
An essential part of your home’s landscape is the garden and the planters that you have installed in it. Once winter is over, you need to remove all the dead plants and clean the planters. An essential part of gardening is cleaning the garden and preparing it for the summer and spring. If you have inorganic mulch in your gardens like stone and glass much, check that they are well maintained. When it comes to garden maintenance, you will have to check that the flower beds are adequately watered and are kept moist. You will also have to opt for an irrigation method for watering the plants in your garden. Our landscape experts mention that it is best to choose perennial plants that grow even in winters for permanent planters. In this way, you will not have to worry about re-planting during spring and summer. After winter, the plants will start growing on their own, and all you need to do is take care of these plants and ensure that they get sufficient water and fertilizer. This will not only simplify garden maintenance but also ensure that your garden is well-maintained.
Maintain the wooden fixtures in the front or backyard of your house
If you have installed any permanent fixture in the front or backyard of your home, then you must check these for winter damage. For example, permanent fixtures like a patio or a deck can get damaged due to snow during winter. The primary reason for this is that these are made of wood. However, these damages are usually not extensive, and with a certain amount of maintenance and repair, you can increase their longevity. You should ensure that the deck or the patio is free of any dust and grime by regularly sweeping the surface. You should also check if any of the planks have come loose. If you observe a loose plank and are unable to put it back in place, get in touch with our office, and we will send out maintenance experts to repair the deck. The same applies to the patio of your home. Keep the patio free of any dry leaves. Always check the patio and the deck for water damage, and if you see any early signs of these, get it repaired immediately.
Maintain the fixtures in your front or backyard
If you have installed any fixtures like a fountain or a false waterfall in the front or backyard of your home, then these will require special maintenance. A water feature has an electrical supply, which means you will have to check that the circuits are all working perfectly to have no issues with the water supply. You will have to ensure that the electrical supply is closed during winter but is in working condition. Come spring first, check that all the dry leaves, dirt and grime are first removed from the fixture before you switch on the fountain or the waterfall and start the water supply. This is necessary to prevent clogging of water. Check the pipes and the overall condition of the pipes and keep the pump clear of any debris. This is necessary to prevent any buildup of dirt which can cause the pump to malfunction. Thus, maintaining the fixtures is necessary to ensure that these function properly throughout the year.
Thus, when it comes to maintaining the landscape and the garden of your home, you must regularly check all items in your home’s front and backyard. You must ensure that everything looks clean and dirt-free so that these last longer and improve your home’s overall look. If you are looking for landscaping services and lawn maintenance services and you live in Edmonton, Beaumont, Sherwood Park, St. Albert, or Leduc the give us a call at My Landscaping 587-986-7398. We offer several landscaping services, and we assure you that we will meet all your landscaping requirements. If you want to check out our services, you can also visit our company’s website: Mylandscaping.ca/. So if you need any landscaping related service, do not hesitate to give us a call right away.
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