Residential Landscaping: Beginners’ Guide

Tuesday, July 8th 2014. | Exterior Design, Outdoor Furniture

Starting your new residential landscaping could be overwhelming. There are a lot to do such as planting new bushes or flowers, taking care of a lawn or plant, planting new trees, or putting down new sod. For first attempt, taking one project at a time is very crucial. Consider breaking the landscaping project into smaller steps. Follow these basics of landscaping to help you start.

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Lawn Treatment

Lawn is your largest part of residential landscaping area. It will be easier and more confident to tackle if you take smaller landscaping projects. Work bare patches in your lawn to start. Dampen the area and scrape the soil in the bare spots using a garden rake. Spread grass seed over the soil and cover the area with straw. Avoid using hay as it may carry unwanted seeds that will sprout. Keep the area moist by dampening it. Remove the straw when the green grass sprouts popping through it. Allow water and oxygen to reach the grass roots by aerating. Fertilize the soil to make the grass look green and full.

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Lawn Trimming

Lawn mowing help to trim the lawn attractively that accentuates your steel or metal building. Begin the residential landscaping by getting your lawn mower blades sharpened by a professional. Cut the grass for about 2.5 to 3 inches according to your grass type. Mowing process should be done when the grass is dry. Protect your ears and eyes using goggles and earplug. Mow the lawn in one direction and change the direction at the next time you mow to allow the grass to stand up straighter.

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If weed infestation in your residential landscaping is not too serious, just pull and get rid of them. Pull up weeds after soaking the weeded area with water to pull up easier. Place grip as close to the ground as possible to make sure you pull up whole root of the weed. Put them on a container and avoid putting them on the ground or weed seeds could spread to the area. Use a claw tool to pull root runners up.

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