It is really challenging to have a beautiful and practical landscape, so allow us to share with you great tips and tricks to help you achieve your landscaping goals. It is convenient to use a tarp for holding the soil when you’re digging a hole to keep the grass clean, for moving lightweight and bulky debris such as weeds, leaves, and brush, and for covering plants in the back of your truck when you’re driving home from a nursery. Using a landscape fabric is very useful under mulch or gravel walkways to avoid the material from sinking into the soil, skipping the weed fabric barrier in planted areas, and providing a short-term sense of accomplishing something until the weeds start to grow in the mulch on top of the weed fabric.
It is best to create a natural edge around beds instead of purchasing a metal edging or plastic edging, for easier maintenance, creating a unique look to your landscape, and making flexible changes as needed or desired. Use a starter fertilizer when planting, containing low nitrogen, more phosphorous and containing mycorrhizae-beneficial fungi, for increasing the area of the soil where plants roots can draw their nutrients, and provide a perfect boost to your new plantings. To save you money, time and effort, choosing between bulk or bagged soil, mulch, and stone must be done wisely. It is best to purchase a bagged material if you need to move again after delivery, but purchase a bulk material when it is dumped on the spot where it can be used and spread. It is best to invest in good quality gardening or landscaping tools at value prices as compared to buying costly best quality tools not worth the use, or cheap tools that can easily break. Consolidation of annuals in beds or pots is a practical solution than planting new annual colors on your entire landscape garden every season, and they can be put on high visibility areas like the entryway, patio containers or mailbox for superior impact and attraction.
It is fast and easy to mow your lawn by grouping plantings into islands and beds and just make sure that you mulch them well in order to prevent trimming and mowing around each individual plant. It is smart to keep leaves in your landscape garden serving as a fertilizer with the use of a leaf shredding vac or blower or bagging mower so the leaves are ground and can be used as addition to your compost pile or as mulch, tilling them into your vegetable or fruit garden prior to planting winter cover crops. You can also cut your fertilizer requirements by using a mulching mower rather than dumping or bagging grass clippings.Understanding Landscapers