Tips for keeping your landscaping maintained on the Cape
Your landscape is always changing. You might not notice it on an everyday basis, but your landscape is a living entity where plants grow, some flower and seed, and some die.
Your landscape is always changing. You might not notice it on an everyday basis, but your landscape is a living entity where plants grow, some flower and seed, and some die. Even the grass changes daily as it grows. As soon as it’s mowed, you might notice a little patch that was skipped. Or while you’re on your patio enjoying the end of the day, you might see something, good or otherwise, that just yesterday you didn’t see.
Landscaping is more than pretty flowers, bushes and trees. It’s an investment in your property. Handled correctly, landscaping increases curb appeal and your home’s value. Hiring a professional landscaper will help maximize your landscape’s beauty and value.
Areas to consider this summer are:
As your landscape matures, it’s important to maintain it with proper pruning and trimming. Pruning your flowering shrubs at the wrong time can remove buds and ruin your summer show of blooms. We recommend hiring a professional for pruning for healthy summer blooms all season long.
Many homes in the Cape have hedges that are beautiful as well as functional. They provide privacy and set natural boundaries. You may or may not want a hedge that is trimmed symmetrically. Even if you like the English garden look of natural growth, hedges still need to be trimmed to keep them healthy. We recommend every few months for the best results. This will keep your hedges perfect even if you want the look of natural growth. A power hedge trimmer, while a convenience, can instantly cut more than you intended. Professional landscapers use power trimmers every day. They know how to keep your shrubs and hedges in perfect condition to give you the look you desire.
Keeping weeds and young saplings out of your hedges and shrub and flower beds takes a knowing eye and faithful attendance. Some saplings, such as maple trees, can take root and become hard to remove, even damaging your hedge roots because they have intertwined. Once again, a professional landscaper can keep your beds free of unwanted plants and saplings.
Then there’s your grass. Just mow it short and you don’t need to worry, right? Mowing your grass the proper length is actually one of the most important components of lawncare. What seems like a no-brainer is actually best left to experts. If you cut your grass too short you may end up with a long list of issues beginning with crown damage. Crown damage occurs when your grass is mowed too low and the crowns of your grass are injured. This provides a playground for insects, diseases, weeds, and summer heat stress. Before you know it, you’re left with an unsightly lawn. If the damage is widespread, it may suffer the entire growing season.
You’ve invested quite a bit into your Cape Cod home. You’ve paid professionals to create a gorgeous landscape and summer haven for your family. You deserve to enjoy every moment you’re in your yard. Hiring a professional landscaper to keep your lawn mowed properly and maintain your flowers, shrubs, hedges and your trees will provide lasting benefits. And you can enjoy it all season.