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Top 7 Mid-Season Landscape Maintenance Tips for Stunning Summer Landscaping

Landscaping Maintenance

As the temperatures rise and summer takes full swing, it's essential to keep your landscape in top shape. Our professional landscape maintenance services ensure your yard remains healthy, vibrant, and beautiful all season long.

Here are our top 7 tips for mid-season landscape maintenance.

1. Mid-Season Pruning and Trimming:

Regular pruning promotes healthy growth and prevents disease.

How? I'm glad you asked.

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Each plant is designed to grow. When you trim and prune off the branches that you don't want to grow or that aren't as healthy looking as you want, it allows the plant to focus on growing the other parts that are healthy and good-looking.

It's the same thing to prevent disease. You prune away the unhealthy parts so that disease cannot spread or even grow. Remember, prevention is the best medicine.

Plus, you can continue to shape and sculpt your plants to the shape you desire, keeping your landscaping in peak condition and eye-catching appeal all season long.

2. The Benefits of Mulching in Summer:

Mulch retains moisture, regulates soil temperature, and suppresses weeds.

When you look around at nature, you will rarely see bare dirt. When you do, it's usually because something has agitated the soil, such as being dug up or washed out. Nature doesn't like bare ground.

So when we spread mulch to cover the soil, we are cultivating the landscape bed to function in a way it was designed. A layer of mulch prevents water--that's essential to the plants' life--from evaporating into thin air. Mulch acts as a buffer from the scorching sun, keeping the soil around the plant's roots at ground temperature, instead of climbing to match the surface temperature, which would be too hot to support the plant's life.

Mulch helps create the right environment for your plants to live!

3. Pest and Disease Management:

Summer pests and diseases can wreak havoc on your garden.

Taking this time midway through the season, allows us to inspect what pests or diseases may be starting to affect your plants.

Our team has been trained to know how to treat for different pests and different diseases that spring up. Sometimes it's mildew and blight, sometimes it's an invasive insect that's new to the area.

We look for the signs that tell us what the culprit is, and then we address the issue appropriately.

4. Soil Health:

A building is only as strong as it's foundation, and a plant can only be as healthy as its soil.

The soil is the basis of life and vitality for every living plant.

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When we examine the health of the plants, we can determine what amendments need made to the soil, to best support the plants growing in it.

  • Sometimes it means improving the drainage in the area so that water does not sit and cause the roots to rot.

  • Sometimes it means changing the alkilinity or acidity of the soil to best support the type of plants in the bed.

  • Sometimes it means bringing in new topsoil, which contains nutrients and allows roots to easily spread throughout it.

5. Weed Control Strategies:

Nature is designed to return to forest.

That is why any bare spots of ground will be covered with grass and "weeds" in a matter of months.

When we cover that bare ground in the landscape bed with mulch or decorative stone, it prevents weeds from growing and trying to cover the ground.

Yet because nature is persistent and aggressive, weeds will begin to spread and grow into areas we did not intend. When that happens, it's important to pull them out by the roots to prevent them from spreading further.

One thing we do when installing a new landscape bed is to lay a fabric weed barrier down to prevent the majority of weeds growing up from the existing soil. It makes the task of pulling out the few weeds that do grow much easier.

6. Enhancing Curb Appeal with Seasonal Plantings:

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Some landscaping beds only look great for the initial two weeks after pruning, edging and mulching. Yet the beauty and luster of a well-cared for landscaping can last all year long.

That's why we offer our Landscape Maintenance Services all season long.

A fresh trim to shape up the shrubs, a few weeds pulled to clean up the landscaping, a fresh layer of mulch in one area, or even some fresh flowers for more seasonal color can be planted to increase the curb appeal of your home or property.

7. Maintaining Hardscapes:

Landscaping isn't contained to the flower beds and the plants growing within them. Your home's landscaping also includes the outdoor living area.

If your outdoor patio or walkway is beginning to show some wear, let us take a look at it.

We can apply fresh sand to seal the area to extend its life.

To preserve the life and luster of your outdoor living area, our maintenance services will extend its use for years to come.

Don't let the summer heat take a toll on your landscape. Our professional maintenance services will keep your outdoor living area looking its best all season long.

Contact us today to schedule your mid-season maintenance and enjoy a stunning, healthy landscape all summer long.

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