Do you want to create an outdoor space that you can be proud of and enjoy spending time in?

If the answer is yes, you’re in the right place. As a homeowner, your outdoor space is an extension of your home, and it should be just as beautiful and functional as the inside of your house. In this article, we’ll explore practices you should avoid when maintaining your outdoor spaces. 

Sometimes, remembering these small things can make the difference that transforms your yard into a breathtaking outdoor oasis. 

  • Overwatering: While it is essential to water your plants, overwatering can lead to root rot and other plant diseases. It can also wash away essential nutrients in the soil. Be sure to follow the watering guidelines and to monitor your landscape’s soil moisture levels. 
  • Neglecting to prune: Pruning is a crucial aspect of landscape maintenance that helps to control plant growth and shape, improve air circulation, and encourage healthy new growth. Neglecting to prune your garden can result in weak and unattractive plants that are more susceptible to disease and pests.
  • Failing to fertilise: Plants need nutrients to grow and stay healthy. Failing to fertilise your landscape can lead to nutrient deficiencies that can weaken plants and make them more prone to disease and pest infestations. It’s essential to follow a fertilisation schedule and use the appropriate type of fertiliser for your plants.
  • Ignoring pest and disease problems: Pests and diseases can spread quickly in your landscape and cause significant damage. Ignoring these problems can result in the death of your plants and costly replacements. It’s essential to address any issues as soon as possible and use appropriate treatments.
  • Mowing too short: Mowing your lawn too short can stress the grass and cause it to weaken and become more susceptible to disease and pests. It’s vital that you follow proper mowing practices, and keep your lawn at the appropriate height for your grass type.
  • Using improper pruning techniques: Using improper pruning techniques can damage your plants and inhibit their growth. We advise that you learn the proper pruning techniques for each type of plant in your landscape and use the appropriate tools.
  • Neglecting soil health: Soil health is essential to the health of your plants. Neglecting soil health can lead to nutrient deficiencies, poor drainage, and other issues that can damage your plants. It’s crucial to regularly test your soil and address any problems with appropriate treatments and amendments.

Leave it to the experts at LHP Landscaping & Joel Irrigation 

If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed by the amount of work and care required to maintain your landscape, know that you don’t have to do it alone. LHP Landscaping & Joel Irrigation is here to help. Our team of experts has the knowledge and experience to keep your landscape looking beautiful and healthy. We offer a wide range of services, from regular maintenance to complete landscape design and installation. Don’t let the stress of landscape maintenance take away from your enjoyment of your outdoor space. Contact us today and let us take care of the hard work so you can sit back and relax in your beautiful, well-maintained outdoor space.