The landscape and garden around your home are important to the value of your property, adds aesthetic appeal, and make your time outdoors more enjoyable. Given all the benefits of having a well-maintained garden and landscaping, it is essential to know how to care for your plants, shrubs, and trees.
If you are installing landscaping or a garden for the first time, the most critical decision is how much time, and energy are you willing to invest? Do you want something simple, hardy, and easy to maintain? Or, are you a seasoned gardener who wants a lavish garden? Once you determine how much time you want to invest, decide on what plants best suit your needs. Take into account your soil, climate, and the time it will take your landscape to mature.
If you bought a home with established an established landscape, or a home garden, then you may want to know the best way to maintain what you already have. The first step is to walk around your property with a notebook and write down every type of tree, shrub, and plant you have. If you can’t identify them, take a picture. You can use Google reverse image search to identify the plant or tree. Take notes of any immediate maintenance that needs to be done. Are there sick or dead growths? Those need to be removed as soon as possible. Diseases can spread rapidly among plants and shrubs, so remove any diseased plants as quickly as possible.
If you plan to do any new planting, know what time of year is best in your region. The early spring, after the last frost, is generally the best time to plant any new shrubs or trees. Garden plants vary by region and zone, so research what you want to plant. Now that you have an idea of what you have or want to have let’s discuss the best way to maintain your home garden and landscape.
The above list provides easy ways to help keep the landscape and garden of your home healthy and attractive. The goal of plants and trees in your outdoor space is to add to your enjoyment of your home. Keep this in mind when deciding what to plant. In addition to aesthetics, you want to make sure your design and ideas match the time investment you want to make. You might also want to consider that well-done, but easy to maintain landscaping adds to the resale value of your home.