Three Landscaping Mistakes

Maintaining a beautiful landscape takes thought and work.

And, because most property owners fail to plan or put in the work, they often make the following landscape mistakes.

Monochrome Landscaping

Having a landscape that’s made up of “more of the same” is boring. Avoid saturating your yard and landscape with only your favorite shrub, plant, or flowers. Avoid the monochrome look. Mix it up a little.

Also, factor in all four seasons when designing your landscape. If your landscape’s focus is only one season, then it will look fabulous during that season, but it will be quite drab throughout the remaining seasons. Consider how your landscape will look during each of the four seasons.

Dead Plants and Shrubs

The best way to quickly crash the curb appeal of your home is by allowing your landscape to be speckled with dying or dead perennials and shrubs.

Therefore, you should always have “the dead” immediately removed from your landscape. At some point, certain living elements (plants, flowers, shrubs, etc.) of your landscape need you to retire them to that great compost pile in the sky.

Lack of  Weed Control

Some people consider weeds to be one of the worst things to ever happen to a beautiful landscape. However, weed control is important because weeds do much more than destroy an attractive landscape; they take much-needed nutrients, water, and sun from your precious plants, grass, flowers, and more.

Furthermore, weeds are known to shorten the lifespan of your stone, brick, and pavers by sprouting and growing within the spaces.

Spreading pre-emergent three to four weeks before weed seeds begin germinating, is one way that helps get rid of weeds. However, if you are unable to stop weeds from spreading and growing, be sure to contact a professional landscaping company for help.

Posted on behalf of Brad Pannone, Pannone’s Lawn Pros & Landscaping

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