We all want to have the “perfect” yard. Mowed grass, no leaves on the ground, fresh looking flowers and a nice living fence. Well, it’s quite possible to achieve all that, however, it can take up a lot of time sometimes. Maintaining your lawn requires dedication and it has to be done carefully and with love. Otherwise, it will not look good. In this article, we’re providing tips for maintaining and perfecting your landscape.
Recycling your cut grass
One really simple thing that you can do is leave the grass clippings on your lawn after cutting it with a lawnmower. This helps a lot because the cut parts of the grass known as “grass clippings” will decompose really fast and provide the nutrients for the soil. This will help your grass grow faster and better. Simply use your lawn mower that has sharp blades or uses a mulching mower, and then leave the clippings there to decompose. You don’t have to buy a mulching mower, you can just get a special attachment for your standard mower and change them whenever you need to. Lawn mowing is definitely one of the things you have to do in order to have a good looking and healthy grass.
Fixing the “yellow lawn” look
Sometimes we forgot to take care of our lawn for a few days and that’s more than enough for it to start showing visually. We all know that yellow-ish lawn look and we definitely don’t want ours to look like that. There are quite a few reasons why this happens. One of them is dryness, which is the most common. Another common reason is excess amounts of nitrogen. This is usually because of dog urine or over fertilizing. Make sure to prevent those two things if you don’t want your lawn becoming yellow in color.
When people walk by your property the first thing they will notice is your lawn and how tidy it is. You should have a landscaping design that will attract and make people admire it. We might not always be capable of creating some very unique and attractive designs by ourselves, but, we can hire someone to do it for us. Finding a high-quality landscaper will make all the difference in the world when it comes to the aesthetics of your lawn. Companies that provide landscape maintenance service usually include everything in their offer. From mowing your lawn to decorating, collecting leaves, fertilizing your grass and what not.
If you have a pretty large garden with a lot of space, tree placement is really important when it comes to aesthetics. Make sure you are creating unique patterns and not just placing them randomly. Calculating where the shade is going to fall during different times of the day is also really important when it comes to tree placement. It will also help you determine where the “resting area” of your garden will be placed.
It is believed that decorating and perfecting a garden is a true work of art. A Brazilian professional landscape architect said that Landscaping is the only artistic expression that activates all of the five human senses. Standard architecture, sculpting, and painting just use the vision to recognize beauty. Landscaping includes smelling, tasting, hearing and touching. The more senses a garden activates, the better it fulfills its role.