You've planted the flower beds and weeded around the trees in your space, but what are you doing about ground erosion, poor plant growth, and that dying section of your lawn in the back? Oftentimes, people get so focused on the decorative aspects of landscaping that they forget to tackle some of the more important items on their nature to-do list. Here are three landscape maintenance tasks you may be overlooking and why they matter in the long run.
Starting a new vegetable garden, especially if you are new to gardening, can seem overwhelming. There is a vast amount of information and products available to help new gardeners, so sorting through them all can be quite the chore. Fortunately, the following list can help you narrow down your needs and make the process less confusing.
#1: Soil testing kit
It's hard to have a healthy garden if you don't have healthy soil, so make sure your soil is perfect from the start.
If you live in an area suffering from a drought, then it is important that you learn how to conserve water while caring for your lawn. By being proactive about how you provide limited water to your lawn, you can both save money and save water as well. Thankfully, if you utilize your water properly, then your lawn will still be green and lush.
Follow these tips for watering and cutting your lawn to keep it green and save water at the same time:
Do you want to grow food in your front yard but city code or HOA rules won't allow it? If so, there is still hope. Plenty of edible foods will fit right in to your flowering borders that line your home and walkways. The following are a few to consider adding to your landscape design.
Perennial color and texture
There are three perennial vegetables that can grow undercover in a flower bed:
As a landlord, you're probably always on the lookout for ways to economize and make your work easier. One way to do both is to adjust your landscaping to embrace xeriscaping. What is it, and how can you implement it? Here is a quick guide for any xeriscape newbie.
Xeriscaping is a method of designing a landscape plan that minimizes water usage, makes use of natural water-saving elements, and keeps the overall yard maintenance low.