What To Avoid In Your Landscaping

As a professional landscaping company in Utah we see a lot of beautiful yards and shrubbery. On the other hand we also see a lot of landscaping mistakes that can be easily avoided. Many times we find that some people are just trying too hard. Here are some common mistakes and how to avoid them. In most cases simplicity is the key to a healthy and beautiful yard.

Excessive Lawn Ornamentation

Having too many plastic flamingos or ceramic lawn gnomes not only looks tacky but it also diminishes the natural beauty of your plants and other shrubbery. To avoid this mistake stick to one decoration choice and be consistent. A thought out and consistent decoration choice is more powerful than random ornamentation thrown together.

Planting in the Wrong Places

When you decide to add a new plant or tree to your landscape make sure you pay close attention to how much sunlight and space your new addition will need in order to be healthy. Most plants come with a tag that informs you of the necessities for that plant. Don’t overlook this tag, otherwise you might run into some problems if your tree is too big for the space you originally planned for.

Cutting the Grass Too Short

Many landscapers cut the grass short all year long to avoid cutting the grass as often. But this often does more harm than good. When you cut your grass too short in the summer it leaves your soil more exposed to the harsh sun and doesn’t absorb as much water, so it’s actually helpful to let your grass grow out a little longer than normal.

Overlooking Different Seasons

This is a big landscaping problem here in Utah. Gardeners love to buy plants during the spring coming right out of the cold winter months. But what they don’t consider is what the landscape will look like in the fall. You want to avoid a buying a bunch of plants that only bloom in one season. Make sure to get plants that bloom in the spring, summer, and fall. It’s also good to be aware of what plants will be able to withstand harsh winter months. Click here to view our previous blog post about the best plants for harsh summer months.

Not Having a Plan

This is by far the biggest problem that we see in landscaping. In order to have a beautiful yard or garden you need to know your limitations and size of your area. Then it’s a good idea to choose a theme that is consistent throughout the entire plan. Lastly, draw out what you have in mind on paper. This way you can visually see what it will look like without wasting any money or time on something you wind up not liking. Once you know exactly what you want you can draw up a budget to ensure you’re not spending more than you want to.

These tips were generated from an HGTV article. For more common mistakes you can read the full article here.

As your landscaping company in Utah we want you to be satisfied and prepared with whatever you decide to do with your yard and we are here to help you every step of the way.

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