Your backyard and its landscaping adds to the value of your home and provides an attractive and comfortable space for you to enjoy while you are outside. But maintenance of your backyard space requires you to keep your landscaping lush and kept with the right maintenance and watering to your vegetation. Here are some landscaping recommendations for you to keep a lush and easy-to-care for outdoor area.
Install an Irrigation System
One of the best ways to keep your yard looking nice is by providing your vegetation with enough water during the warmer months. And you can accomplish this with an irrigation system that waters all the vegetation evenly and thoroughly. Installation of a drip irrigation system for your landscaping plants, shrubbery, and trees, and aerial sprinklers for your lawn makes the work easy with minimal work and operation on your part.
When the weather turns warmer and drier, be sure to compensate by increasing the water you provide to your plants. And to keep your plants healthy and drought-resistance, watering your plants longer and more deeply will promote a deeper root growth.
You can install your own irrigation systems with careful planning of your yard's watering needs and equipment and parts you find at your local landscaping or home and garden store. Or you can hire a professional company like Hydrotech Irrigation Co to plan and install the entire system.
Use Ground Mulch and Fertilizer
Along with plenty of moisture, your yard's landscaping and lawn will need regular feeding with a fertilizer appropriate to the type of plants. For example, to help your flowers, shrubbery, and other ground covering vegetation, use a plant fertilizer that provides a slow, controlled release to prevent burning of your plants. This slow release also delivers food nutrients to your trees and shrubbery slowly and for a longer period of time.
For a lawn fertilizer, select one with a good source of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. These minerals are essential for keeping a thick lawn and to help combat weed growth. In the spring and later in the summer, you can apply a weed control formula to feed your lawn and fight off weed growth.
Applying a ground cover or mulch made of materials such as wood chips, bark, or other organic materials will help add nutrients back to the soil as the materials break down and decompose. And as an added benefit, the soil covering will prevent evaporation of the moisture in your soil and reduce the potential occurrence of weed growth.