When it comes to creating a pristine landscape, proper preparation of the landscape beds is essential. Whether you’re looking to grow healthy plants, add color, or give those areas of your home that crisp, clean look, you’re going to want to make sure your landscape is primed and ready to flourish. Here are a few summer landscaping tips to cultivate a landscape that’s ready to thrive.
There are approximately 16 essential nutrients that, when properly mixed, will create quality soil that will spur on new growth. First, there are macronutrients like potassium, phosphorous, and nitrogen, which are the three main ingredients in most fertilizers. These primary nutrients in the soil that are used at a high rate by the plants in your landscape.
Then there are micronutrients like copper, iron, and calcium. These secondary nutrients in the soil are used at a much lower rate. They are used to aid in the plants’ specific functions. For example, some aid in sugar transplant, while others aid in the photosynthesis process.
There are two ways to determine the quality of the soil in your landscape. You can purchase a soil test kit and test it yourself, or you can contact the professionals at Through the Garden. Our horticulturists can help you determine what your soil needs in order for your plants to thrive.
Keeping your landscape beds clean and clear of weeds and debris is an essential step in summer landscaping. Weeds work as thieves that will steal those essential “macro” and “micro” nutrients from the soil. This negatively affects the soil’s overall health and, as a result, the appearance of the plants in your landscape. By keeping your beds clear of weeds, you’re ensuring the proper soil nutrients go to the proper place, your plants!
Keeping your landscape beds clear of debris like fallen leaves, branches, and sticks goes a long way in preventing diseases like blight, brown patch, and powdery mildew. If these diseases get a foothold in your landscape, they can cause a lot of damage to your landscaping.
At Through the Garden, landscape bed cleanup is a big part of our lawn maintenance service. Our team of professionals specializes in keeping your beds clean and clear of weeds, debris, and anything else that may prevent you from cultivating a thriving landscape.
Pruning is the process of cutting away dead, dying, or diseased branches with the intent to prepare your trees and shrubs for optimal growth. Proper pruning can stop diseases from spreading to other portions of your plants and provide your plants with room for healthy growth. Remember, if you’re planning on doing large portions of pruning, you will want to wait for the winter season when the plant has gone dormant.
Proper pruning is tedious, and it can be difficult. At Through the Garden, our pruning service is done by a team of professionals with the knowledge, experience, and tools needed to do the job right. Our pruning service will revitalize the look and feel of those plants in your landscape!
Mulch provides your landscape with a plethora of benefits. First, it works as a natural defense against weeds. A 2-3 inch layer of mulch will block weeds from getting sunlight and oxygen. This will stop any growth and keeping your landscape healthy. Second, mulch regulates soil temperature. This protects your plants from drought by aiding in moisture conservation. Mulch helps your plants get the nutrients they need, even on the hottest of days. Lastly, mulch looks good. It improves the aesthetics of your landscape, and it can ultimately increase your home’s value!
When it comes to cultivating a landscape that flourishes in every season, consult the professionals in landscape maintenance at Through the Garden. Contact us here, or give us a call at (800) 724-9008 to hear more about all of our landscape maintenance services, and how we can help you with your summer landscaping.