January 03, 2019
By Lenox Homes
The important to keep in mind that the landscaping is a dynamic, living system and proper care is critical for it to mature successfully. When installing additional plants, always choose plants that are compatible with existing plants.
When adding plants to your yard, please select native plants or plants that are suited to your climate and that require little, irrigation. Native plants are also adapted to local insect species, so they can minimize or eliminate the need to use pesticides.
Avoid Planting Invasive Species
If yours is a hillside lot, or if it has significant steep banks, selection and maintenance of plants and watering may have important consequences for drainage and erosion control. Keep plants from overgrowing drainage swales.
less grass = less water
Grass typically requires much more water than groundcover or shrubs, so the less grass area you have in your yard, the less irrigating you will need to do. If adding grass seed or turf, select a drought-tolerant variety.
Adjust Your Maintenance Schedules
The maintenance needs of your plants may change over time with the seasons and plant growth. Apply these changes to your long-term maintenance plan.
With the other plants on your property, regular fertilization of grass is a must. Consult with a local landscape expert to determine the optimal fertilization schedule. Inspect periodically to evaluate the response to the prescribed fertilization schedule and make adjustments as necessary.
Wood fencing is typically constructed of treated lumber that requires minimal maintenance. Treated wood fencing is generally insect- and disease-resistant; however, fencing and posts that come in contact with soil may deteriorate.