1. Letting Complacency Set In
It’s too common for homeowners not to have enough time to handle all the landscaping jobs that pile up. It’s easy to see a job that needs to be done but not have the time, people, or space to do it. If this happens to you, it’s very much imperative to get help to keep minor problems from turning into huge issues that will cost time and money you don’t have to fix.
2. Focusing Only on Appearance
3. Installing a Fence Hastily
4. Overlooking Hedges
Hedges can quickly grow out of control if people don’t keep an eye on them. If hedges aren’t trimmed often enough, they can grow wildly, taking over walkways, cracking paving stones, and causing damage to your landscaping. Keeping your hedges under control will solve problems before they can develop.
5. Girdling Trees
Girdling trees happens when a vine, sticker, string, wire, or other kinds of rope are tied around a tree too tightly, and the tree bulges around the tourniquet. Frequent checking to ensure this doesn’t happen can keep the tree from being starved of nutrients and becoming brittle, malformed, or dead.
6. Failing to Prune
Failing at pruning can include pruning at the wrong time, under pruning, or over-pruning. For instance, failing to recognize that shrubs are budding could result in pruning blooms before they can produce beautiful flowers. You must also prune shrubs in specific shapes and places to encourage them to grow and not become sick or unbalanced.
7. Purchasing Small Plants Expecting Them to Stay Small
When buying a plant, it’s crucial to know its mature size. Otherwise, it’s all too easy for the plant to outgrow the place it was planted. This can lead to roots cracking foundations, overshading other plants, or causing further damage and dismay to your lawn.
8. Mowing Incorrectly
Although it seems too easy to mow your lawn, it is possible to prune it wrong, hurting it and its growth. To trim your lawn correctly, make sure you: