However big or small your landscaping or garden is, there are simple and easy ways on how to take good care of them and their elements. Here are some tips we’ve rounded up to have easy garden upkeep.
1. Know the Location
If you are planning on planting or adding another plant to your already existing garden, study carefully the soil, sunlight, wind, climate, and other demographics of the location of your landscaping site. If the plants are matched with their ideal developing conditions, they can care and fend for themselves. Extraordinary greens keepers plant low-water cherishing plants in fast depleting sandy soil. Marsh plants are saved for zones that are continually wet. Cactus are best planted on sandy and dry-like soil. Some plants need much sunlight and should therefore not be shaded, while some others need constant water and so they should be situated in places where the soil and overall air is humid or moist.
2. Consider Tall Plants
Some great examples are shrubs and trees. They will make an amazing investment too because as times goes by, they will provide you with shade, coolness, flowers, or even fruits. And they don’t need that much watering and maintenance once they start growing after they’ve been planted. Their presence will definitely not go unnoticed.
3. Put Your Design on Paper
The moment you decided you want landscaping or garden on your lawn, you start hitting up the internet on designs that you can draw inspiration from based on your existing lawn or outdoor space. But it all won’t matter if the next day you forget where to put the focal point. It is always wise to draw or sketch your design on paper. It doesn’t have to have exact measurements. A rough draft will do. What’s important is that you have sketched your desired style in general, plants you want to have, the location of the pathway, etc. And remember that it’s your sketch and design so don’t be afraid of going extra.
4. Arrange Plants
Assemble plants that have the same needs together. This will make watering easier. They will also be able to shade each other which in turn also saves on watering. Group plants that are never without sunlight and so on. Arranging them according to their needs will make maintenance simpler and easier for you.
5. Instate Some Borders
Borders can also be attractive aside from being functional. Enclose bush fringes, garden beds, vegetable greenery enclosures, and other planting spaces with a border. Borders can keep grass from reaching the enclosed plants. Borders can be anything from simple but sturdy stacks of stone slats or permanent ones that prevent soil from eroding. So basically, it’s just two things: borders set the perimeter for the areas with plants, and they prevent weeds and grass from crawling into the area or prevent soil erosion.
Landscaping can be a lot. But if you learn to love each step, you’ll forget you’re working on it. And if ever you need help, Hilton Head Lawn Care will always be of assistance.