Great Resolutions for Your Garden

This is the year for a Landscaping New Year’s Resolution! At a time when fresh air is more important than ever, you want to get outside and enjoy more garden and outdoor space in your own backyard. Below are a few resolutions to get you started.

Mulch in the Spring

Have a horrid weed problem? The best all-natural approach is to plant and re-mulch all the garden beds in the early spring. Mulch is a fantastic weed suppressor and helps hold moisture down by your plant roots as the garden season warms up.

Build a Hardscape

Tired of mowing all the lawn and ready for a fantastic outdoor room? Expanding the back garden patio area can reduce lawn maintenance and increase outdoor entertaining area. Do this with hardscaping in the form of concrete, brick, tiles, or gravel.

Increase Curb Appeal

Expand the front entrance area, clean up or replace the house numbers, paint the trim on the home, and most importantly – expand and improve the landscape to make for an appealing front approach to a home. Having a warm and welcoming landing area for guests to enter a home can make a tremendous difference for curb appeal.

Install a Water Feature

Water features are terrific ways to add value to your home. A pondless waterfall offers sound and beauty to a small area and can attract birds and wildlife. Ponds can be planted with waterlilies and feature koi or other fish. All offer something unique and beautiful to the garden.

Consult an Arborist

Oftentimes landscape problems can be easily corrected in swift order by having an expert come take a look. Make this year the time for that visit. Contact an arborist to come review older trees and shrubs. Have them correctly prune and identify the plants. Consulting an arborist for advice is a great way to maintain a landscape over the long term.

Research a Sprinkler System

Dragging hoses got you down? One of the best ways to improve your back health and to better regulate your garden and lawn is to research and install a sprinkler system. This system can water your containers automatically as well as grass and garden beds. It can be a lifesaver when you are away on vacation and overall saves you money since water is on a timer and more regulated.

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