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Easy Landscaping Tips for Busy Homeowners

Posted by Ron Neal on Tuesday, May 29th, 2018 at 11:08am.

Simple Suggestions for Maintaining Your LandscapeMaintaining beautiful landscaping can take a lot of time and energy. Fortunately, there are many things that busy homeowners can do to make caring for their landscaping a little bit easier. Suppressing weeds, planting easy to grow plants and installing outdoor living spaces are all ways that Victoria homeowners can make it easier to tend to their yard.

Install Outdoor Living Space

Outdoor living space typically requires less maintenance than other types of landscaping. Outdoor living space also increases the usefulness of the yard. Installing an outdoor living space usually requires an upfront investment, but once the living space is installed, little energy is needed to keep it looking nice. Homeowners who install a deck should keep in mind that wooden decks need to be refinished periodically. Concrete patios need only be dusted, so for the lowest level of maintenance possible, many homeowners turn to a concrete patio.

Use Weed Suppression Techniques

Weeding the garden can take a lot of time, but using weed suppression techniques can help. Homeowners hoping to prevent weeds in a garden bed can install landscape fabric under the soil and mulch on top. Landscape fabric prevents weeds from growing up underneath, and mulch helps suppress weed growth on the surface. Take care not to kill your landscaping, though!

Grow Ground Cover Instead of Turf

Turf takes a lot of effort to grow. During the growing season, turf needs to be mowed, watered and fertilized on a regular basis. Ground cover is generally easier to grow than turf. Ground cover plants spread easily without needing to be mowed. Homeowners who don't want to spend their time mowing the lawn can instead grow ground cover.

Install Native Plants

Native plants are often the easiest plants to grow because they thrive all by themselves in the natural surroundings. Growing native plants means less watering and fertilizing. Homeowners seeking suitable native plants for their area can talk to local nurseries for recommendations.

When choosing native plants, it's important to pick plants that are well suited for the growing conditions in the yard. For example, a shade loving flower must be planted in the shade, or it will not thrive. These factors must be taken into consideration as the homeowner chooses plants.

Work With a Professional Landscaping Company

For a homeowner who has no time to manage a whole yard or garden, the easiest way to maintain the property is to work with a professional landscaping company. Working with a professional can help ensure that the garden will look its best at all times of the year, whether it's for yourself or to aid in staging and curb appeal efforts.


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