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Factors to Consider while Landscaping and Lawn Maintenance

Landscaping is referred to as the act of modifying the visible features of a section of land, and it can also be called grounds keeping. These features include; natural elements like elevation, terrain shapes and land forms or water bodies and living elements like fauna or flora, in one word we call it gardening. Planting plants with the aim of creating an appealing appearance of a land scape is referred to as gardening. Also abstract elements like lightening conditions and the weather are part of the features. Landscape maintenance is the activity of keeping an area clean, safe, attractive and healthy and it is done mostly in institutional settings, parks, gardens, estates and yards.

A groundskeeper with the right tools, physical exertion, knowledge, skills and supplies will be able to plant and harvest, to do lawn care; fertilizing and weeding periodically, gardening, path and driveway maintenance, snow removal, fencing, lighting, topiary, swimming pool care, irrigation, runoff drainage in purpose of protecting and improving the garden accessories, topsoil and plants. The groundskeepers may also have to deal with the local animals like birds, reptiles, rodents, insects, pets and domestic animals, and innovate ways of repelling or attracting what is desired. Gardens can be installed with a koi pond if it is designed to keep exotic animals. When it comes to large areas, a groundskeeper is required to maintain and provide for the wild animals’ habitat.

Lawn maintenance is the maintenance of an area covered by plain grass or other plants like clover which is almost similar to landscaping. Lawn is made up a variety of different kinds of grasses which are looked after in order to maintain their color green and mowed from time to time to maintain a particular uniform level. Seasonal lawn establishment and care varies since it is affected with the climate zone and the type of lawn grown.

Early summer, spring and early autumn are usually the best time to start seeding but before planting, you will need to aerate in order to allow the roots to go deeper and to also have a thicker turf. Some can go for turfing which is a faster way to get the lawn you wanted. Turfing can be done in most climates that are temperate and in any season. Regular cutting of the grass or allowing animal grazing are ways used to maintain a rough lawn. Lawns are maintained twice a week if the region has hardiness zones, if it is in the rainy season or hot.

The landscape in different regions is very different so in order to do a construction job you need to do studies and observations. The same is done when doing landscaping, if it is done for the first time for a successful outcome you will have understand the site first.

Short Course on Landscaping – Getting to Square 1

Short Course on Landscaping – Getting to Square 1