When the warm weather arrives, it’s easy to find yourself spending more time outdoors than inside. Along with that, you may realize that you have a lot of work to get caught up on. Prepping your garden for spring and summer can be a daunting task. The goal is to tackle each potential problem individually until you achieve the yard of your dreams.
Here are just a few examples of some possible yard issues you may have, and how you can achieve the perfect yard space and soon be the envy of the neighborhood:
Do you have a large slope in your yard? Do you find that water pools in and around or at the bottom of this area? If so, you may have a problem with water irrigation. Having water that pools in and around your yard can damage nearby structures and cause root rot issues with certain plants. It can also lead to nutrient-rich soil getting washed away from roots and ultimately leading to the destruction of your garden favorites. Irrigating water away is very important. One way to combat erosion is by creating a rock wall with built-in irrigation. The wall should include irrigation hoses that divert water in the right direction and away from your yard. The wall should be able to house flowers, plants, grasses, and bushes without damaging roots and leaves. Smaller pebbles lined within the floor of the wall, along with strong metal framing will help absorb excess water and create the proper internal support. If erosion issues persist, erosion control experts & grass seed company representatives will waste no time zeroing in on the problem areas in your yard affected by erosion, formulating effective ways to stop it once and for all.
Patching Up the Rough Spots
Do you look out at your yard and see a lot of patchy grass? Many times these bare areas will fill in with no problem, but if they’ve been affected by an underlying issue, you may have to dig deeper to achieve resolution. One potential problem may be compacted soil. This occurs when the nutrients in the soil are absent, making it difficult or impossible for grass seed to flourish. The result can be bare spots or areas of discoloration. Because grass roots need air and adequate access to nutrients, you may find yourself having to till up the yard area and incorporating better soil. The best way to know what type of soil you need for a specific grass type is to call in a landscaping professional. They will evaluate the soil, what grass you currently have and what should be done to resolve the issue.
Combating Pesky Yard Invaders
If you look out over your well-manicured lawn and see a few discrepancies, it can be troubling. Having an impeccably manicured lawn doesn't have to be out of reach, even if you spot something that may seem like a huge issue. For example, mounds of dirt could be the sign of ground moles. The ground mole can multiply quickly, and before you know it, several tunnels will appear throughout your yard. The best way to handle this issue is to set a trap that will capture the mole and permanently eradicate the problem. If you wish to be more humane, you can purchase live traps or spikes that let off sonic vibrations that scare these critters away. Another option would be to call a pest control service to come out and identify the rodent or animal and properly set up traps to achieve complete eradication. To achieve a well-manicured lawn afterward, you’ll have to dig up the tunnels, remove the dead grass and compacted soil, smooth with a yard roller, and replace with fresh topsoil and grass.
Tearing Out Large Trees and Bushes
Part of achieving a beautiful yard space starts with getting rid of pesky eyesores. Trees that are dying, bushes that are overtaking some areas of your property are all unwanted features. The best thing you can do is remove them, repair the area where they grew, and replace the holes with fresh grass or mulch. In some cases, you may want to add accent plants or new trees in the same space. Just make sure that there is no underlying disease that could hurt the newly rooted plants or trees. Always use caution when pulling out any large tree or structure.
While some big issues in the yard may seem overwhelming at first, rest assured with a little perseverance, you can get your yard in tip-top shape in no time. Whether you have to call in the pros or you plan to revamp problem areas yourself, tackling one project at a time will produce results.