Landscaping Updates To Give Your Yard Big Improvements


Your yard needs constant maintenance and work, from early spring to fall, to keep it looking its best and to keep your landscaping vegetation in good health. Although yard maintenance is a necessary part of property upkeep, sometimes you can make simple updates to give your yard a big overall improvement. Here are two types of yard tasks you can use in your landscaping to make a big impact on your home's appearance.

Add Mulch

The soil in your yard's landscaping bed areas and other areas where the soil is constantly exposed to sun can look dried out, rough, and uneven. This, in turn, can make your yard look unkempt and a bit neglected. However, if you can make the soil look rich and streamlined with a uniform surface material of mulch, this boosts the look and condition of your soil.

Mulch is a great way to add a layer of color to your faded and dried-out soil, and it can give nutrients to the soil to help its condition. Wood mulch and other organic mulches will slowly break down over time to improve the soil with, for example, increased earthworm activity. And the layer of mulch over the soil keeps the moisture in the soil mulch longer after you water your vegetation. This reduces your water usage and helps your plants thrive in hot temperatures.

Be sure to order the quantity of mulch you need to cover all your soil landscaping areas with one to two inches of mulch. You can order it in bags or by the truckload, depending on the amount of soil coverage you need. Each spring, plan to supplement your mulch with additional new mulch to keep up its rich appearance.

Install Sod

An expanse of lawn in your yard helps complete the look of a well-maintained yard, but growing one from seeds can be tedious. Loose grass seeds can blow away in the wind, get eaten by birds, and be carried away by ants and other insects. However, when you install a new lawn from sod rolls, this provides you a near-instant lawn that immediately brightens your yard's appearance and cools your outdoor space on hot summer days.

Be sure you follow sod care recommendations after it is installed. It is important to water it just after it is installed and keep the roots moist until the sod can take root in your yard. And it is important to keep foot traffic off the sod for the first several days. 


16 August 2019

Beautiful Landscaping Can Transform the Look of Any Home

When my husband and I bought our house years ago, we thought it would be our "starter" home and we would move in a few years. We soon had two children, and we then decided against moving since we live in a great school district and we love our neighbors. However, I was growing very tired of the appearance of our home. We painted it a different color, and it still seemed like the "same old house" that we were tired of. We finally deciding that maybe good landscaping would "do the trick" and make our home more enjoyable to use again. We were right, and I now love our home! I now love spending time in our yard and just enjoying the scenery. I have such a passion for landscaping now I decided to create a blog about it. I plan to share many landscaping tips, so come back!