The Three Most Common Landscaping Mistakes

Are you planning a Perma-Seal GTA landscaping project?  Well if you are, make sure you don’t make any of these common mistakes that many people make but could have avoided.

OVERINDULGENT LAWN ORNAMENTATION

Yes, that phrasing sounded exorbitant and that was the point.  In writing and speaking it is typically advised that you should use a simple word whenever possible.  The same is true when it comes to lawn decorations too, though.  

You might have wild, fanciful ideas about stone columns or ceramic statues or potted foliage but the reality is that less is actually more.  Great landscaping should put focus on the lawn, the grass, and the plants and not on all the other things you bring in.  Sure, a stone path may be gorgeous but consider a simple lighting scheme lining the path instead of overgrown plants.  On the other hand, consider a variety of foliage over a variety of stone and brick patterns.Image result for The Three Most Common Landscaping Mistakes

PROPER PLANTING

Obviously, if you are planning a landscaping project you know you will be planting some new plants, but you need to make sure that you do that correctly.  You can’t just dig a hole and put a shrub in the ground; you have to know where it will best grow and where it will best serve your lawn.  

For example, you need to know which plants require lots of direct sunlight.  You also need to know how big they can grow; so don’t plant too many similarly-sized together, and make sure you have enough room.

It is also a good idea to choose plants that will flourish through most of the year.  Too many plants that bloom at different times and die in different seasons can not only be unsightly, but also a lot of constant work.

MULCH THE TRIMMINGS

The more you progress through this landscaping project, the more debris you will amass. Obviously, you will continuously trim branches and plants and while it might seem like a good idea to get ahead of the cleanup and throw these out, remember that these make for great mulch—and a healthier lawn—to use in the future.  Use these trimmings to start a compost pile.

 

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