Are you a Connecticut homeowner making a big mistake with your DIY landscaping techniques? When it comes to lawn care, attention to detail matters. Unfortunately, many local homeowners lack the appropriate time and precision to keep landscaping lush. While it’s possible to keep your lawn beautiful with at-home care, there are a few mistakes you should avoid.
Here are the top three worst homeowner landscaping mistakes:
1. Wrong Plants
Today, there are a variety of beautiful plants, trees, and shrubs to choose from at nurseries, online boutiques, and home improvement stores. However, it’s easy for landscaping newbies to choose plants that won’t survive well in their yard or aren’t ideal for their neighborhood’s climate.
Some people choose lovely but invasive plants. While bamboo is gorgeous and exotic, homeowners may be surprised to know it may take years to remove once it starts growing. Many flowering plants, herbs, and shrubs are also difficult to remove and should be avoided. Talk to a plant care expert if you’re unsure about which plant you prefer.
2. Excess Mulch
While mulching is attractive and protects trees, plants, and their surrounding soil, too much mulch can suffocate flora and provide excess moisture, thereby rotting your trees. To keep this from happening, avoid a mountain of mulch around flowers and tree trunks — a thin, loosely packed layer is all you need.
3. Poor Planning
The most critical landscaping mistake is poor planning. From skipping instructions on the fertilizer product label to refusing to wear gloves and eye protectors, poor project planning can lead to dead flowers and grass, and even worse, injury. If you’re having trouble cultivating the proper seeding, watering, or weed control plan, avoid stress and weekend burnout by contacting a lawn care professional for advice.
If you’re having trouble finding your yard’s lawn care sweet spot, you’re not alone. For expert landscaping with surgical exactitude, call The Lawn Surgeon in Cromwell, CT, at (860) 635-1127. For more information about the services and recent projects, visit the website.