8 Landscaping Maintenance Tips for Your Backyard in 2021
- January 27, 2021
We are gradually approaching spring. Now, the time will come for spring yard cleaning and removing any burlap you’d applied for winter protection. Maintenance is not only the matter of spring alone, it should be done throughout the year.
Consistency in maintenance is the key to keeping the beauty of your landscape/yard. Today, I am going to give you some fantastic tips that you can apply for maintaining your landscape.
1 – Common Cleaning of Natural Stone Patios, Paths, & Decks
Harsh weather, dirt, and dust are common enemies of the yard’s beauty and more or less are the main causes of spoiling it throughout the year. A good practice of mopping the dust and fallen leaves in your backyard patio, garden patio, driveways, and walking paths can be a surefire way to keep your landscape clean.
Sometimes, spills, dirt, and rotten leaves partially ignore your mop and stick on the surfaces of your natural stone pavers. In such cases, I would suggest sweeping with clean water or a jet, whatever is available to you.
2 – Weeds Maintenance
In my previous blog on weed growth between paving stones, I have presented some facts and techniques to prevent weed growth. Despite all precautionary measures, chances of unwanted weeds in natural stone covered spaces remain high. So, you have to use weeding tools and apply weedicides to control the dispersion of unwanted plants in your landscape.
3 – Mulching the Landscape with Natural Stones
We know groundwater is precious and present trends are in favor of the conservation of natural water resources. If you are a fan of green lustrous landscapes, you are going to waste a lot of groundwater through greenery in your garden or yard.
Xeriscaping is a concept where an abundance of xerophytic plants plays a great role in water conservation besides keeping your landscape somewhat green and colorful. However, xeriscaping predominantly favors mulch of stone or the stone pavers that cover the open lands in the absence of vegetation.
Gravels, pebbles, boulders, and stone balls are some natural stone elements that have twin benefits; decorating the landscape and at the same time conserving water by stopping the growth of unnecessary plants that will suck out a lot of water from the ground.
4 – Nourishing or Fertilizing All Vegetations
Plants are living creatures. Like other living organisms, they also need water and food to sustain themselves. It means you need to water plants, shrubs, and trees regularly as well as give them essential food precursors in the form of fertilizers and minerals.
Creating compost from fallen leaves and twigs in your landscape is the best practice to keep. Once the compost matures, you can distribute it in the required amount to the vegetation in your yard. It will keep your plants fresh and alive.
5 – Pruning of Plants, Shrubs, & Trees
Plants can grow haphazardly if they are not trimmed regularly. You have to prune all plants, shrubs, and trees to keep them in desired shapes and sizes. That’s why landscape maintenance is an art in itself. Pruning tools can help you in this regard.
Flagstones usually come in irregular shapes and when applied in the creation of the stone patio, they render a fantastic abstract design on the canvas of the soil in your yard. World of Stones USA in Maryland is an appropriate place to get the best flagstones for patio paving and other pavers for different types of paths in your landscape at competitive rates.
6 – Proper Lawn Mowing
Lawns and green pastures give a soothing effect to our eyes and mind. Good quality grass in your lawn is a kind of naturopathy when you walk on it with bare feet. It provides natural energy to your palms or your legs and energizes the entire body.
Lawn mowing is a craft and you must acquire it to keep your landscape or outdoor area beautiful. One fact you have to bear in mind while mowing the lawn with manual or automated tools is that you should not cut the grass more than one-third of its present/standard heights.
Moreover, by leaving the cuttings there, you can allow the grass to get nutrients through nature’s decomposing cycle. Don’t mow a lawn in irregular patches, instead plan out the entire landscape in segments properly.
7 – Watering the Landscape Using Drip Irrigation System
We already discussed water conservation while gardening your landscape. Watering through traditional methods like the natural flow on the land and water pipes end with a lot of wastage of water through absorption by open land.
Today, we have highly advanced solutions for watering like sprinklers and drip irrigation. It not only helps you in providing the appropriate amount of water but also lets you dissolve essential nutrients in that water that can reach directly to the roots or up to desired areas.
8 – Natural Stones in Planters
Planters come in different forms and designs. Raised planters have their own signature of beauty. You should use natural stone gravel or pebbles, which are available in various colors, grades, and shapes. It will create a synergy with flower petals and leaves of the plant, creating wonderful scenery.
It also gives you an embossing effect when raised planters are crafted on flagstone patio pavers in a spectrum of colors.
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