A well-manicured lawn with fresh blades of grass is every homeowner’s dream. Landscaping may not be a skill that everyone has, but it is not rocket science either. The simple changes you make can give your lawn a stunning transformation. If you do not like the sight of an unorganized yard, here are landscaping techniques you can employ:
1. Give your lawn some TLC
Lawn maintenance such as mowing, watering, and fertilizing is vital to keep your lawn presentable to guests and neighbors. Removing branches, debris, weeds, and unwanted plants will keep your garden healthy. Make sure that you keep the soil moist by adding mulch or gravel to surrounding flower beds.
2. Aerate your lawn
Have you ever asked yourself whether or not you should aerate your lawn? Aeration fixes compacted soil and thatch build-up, which affects the breathability of your soil and the drainage. Doing it once a year can make a difference. Make sure that you are aerating your lawn at the right time taking your area and grass type into consideration. Mid-spring to summer is the best time for turf grasses such as St Augustine, Bermuda and Zoysia common in Southwest Florida. Aeration does not have to be costly, but be sure that you mark any buried cables and sprinkler heads first. Hiring professionals to get the job done ensure best results.
3. Treat dead or yellow spot
Your lawn will look more appealing if you get rid of yellow or dead spots. They can occur due to any of a myriad of reasons, from heavy traffic, to pet urine, to pests and more. Remedies will vary depending on the root cause of the problem.
4. Revive your garden
When talking about dressing up your lawn, the first thing that comes to mind is taking care of grass and eliminating weeds. Your garden adds curb appeal to your home, and you can further improve appearances by adding planting areas with various layers. Add palms, shrubs, and flowers to these beds so your yard will look lively and achieve that lush look. You can also add pots so your garden will have more versatility and a pop of color. You can add some variations on the size, style, and height of your pots. This idea can add charm to your yard. There are affordable container gardens you can buy to revamp your flower beds.
5. Add water features
Another way that you can give your lawn a whole different look is by adding fountains and other water features. With a wide range of styles to choose from, you can accentuate your lawn any way you like. The cost of adding a water feature will depend on the style, size, and water source. A water feature can contribute to the overall appeal of your lawn. You can also consider decorative fountains, which you can install yourself. There are also DIY fountain kits you can buy so you can create your own fountain.
If your lawn needs a minor tweak, simple landscaping techniques will do the trick. You can add value to your home’s exterior when you do not take your lawn for granted. By adding a few accents, getting rid of weeds, and arranging flowers, you will be able to have a successful landscaping improvement project.
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