Mistakes can often be fixed, but why not try to prevent them in the first place? Learning about landscaping mistakes will save you a lot of future headaches with your gardening projects. Here are gardening mistakes you need to avoid.
- Cutting Your Grass Too Short
Moving grass too short can cause stress and shock, which then disrupts the ability of the grass to grow. Most landscape companies typically set mower height to 2.5-3 inches and preferably never remove more than one third of the grass at a time. Ask help from gardeners Eastern Suburbs Sydney like Amico for proper cutting of grass.
- Improper Application Of Fertilizers
A lawn needs fertilizer to be healthy, but there is so much that can go wrong when fertilizer is applied by an individual with little experience. Most synthetic fertilizers contain nitrogen. With the right doses, nitrogen can help your lawn look great. However, if you over fertilize or unevenly fertilize, nitrogen can actually burn your lawn.
- Not Tending to Weeds
Weeds should not be part of any garden or backyard. Ignoring weeds means you’re going to have an overgrown and unattractive yard no matter how many pretty flowers you plant. Well, we can say that weeding is not always a fun thing, but it’s part of being a homeowner.
- Not Getting The Right Grass
There are many species of grass and each has different needs when it comes to amount of light needed, the best temperature for growth, and the ideal soil type. That’s why planting a grass that requires full sun in a shaded area is a recipe for disaster. Determining grass type is also tricky because multiple species of grass may be needed in the same lawn.
- Planting Only Evergreens
While it is true that evergreens are nice, that doesn’t mean you should cover your entire yard with them. Planting only evergreens will give your landscape a monochrome look and won’t help to increase your home’s curb appeal. This is especially important if you’re looking to sell your home in the near future.
- Excessive Mulching
Mulching conserves moisture, improves fertility, reduces weed growth and increases the visual appeal of the area. However, piling too much mulch around a tree trunk and creating a slope can actually cause too much moisture and may harm trees. All you need is a loosely packed layer.
- Not Dealing With Critters
If your yard is accessible to deer and rabbits, it’s very advisable to set up repellents and electric fencing to keep unwanted critters out of the landscape. Your yard might end up with broken plants and headless perennials. There are also rabbit and deer resistant plant varieties that won’t attract much attention.
- Not Considering Proper Plant Space
Make sure that your plants have enough room to grow. It is true that shrubs and perennials in clusters are more attractive than scattered plants around your landscape. It won’t hurt to find out the size dimensions of the mature plant of what you’re planting to make sure the spacing between the plants are adequate.
For a successful gardening project, stay away from these 8 common mistakes. Get in touch with a team that offers landscape maintenance Sydney like Amico for more gardening tips.