Preventive Maintenance for Your Backyard Landscape
Your backyard is your own slice of paradise, and it’s your job to make sure it stays that way. There are a few simple things you can do each week to keep your yard looking its best year-round. A few minutes of preventative maintenance can help keep your backyard looking its best year-round. Here’s an efficient backyard landscaping maintenance routine that you can consider:
Water lawns weekly or every other week.
In the spring, water your lawn once a day for the first two weeks after planting. After that, water every 1-2 days during peak growing seasons (mid-April through early October). In fall and winter months when grass doesn’t grow as fast and temperatures are cooler, you can water less frequently. Every 2-3 days is usually sufficient.
Trim shrubs and flowers regularly.
It’s important to feed indoor plants regularly with plant food or fertilizers. Plants need nutrients to grow and thrive, so make it a point to feed your indoor greenery at least once a month during their growing season. For most plants, you can use all-purpose plant foods every two weeks in spring and summer months, or once per month during fall and winter. If you’re using liquid fertilizer instead of granular fertilizer, dilute it with water according to the instructions on the bottle before adding it to your soil mix.
Spread mulch around plants.
Spread mulch around plants for protection from the soil and better water retention in sandy soil or after winter months. Mulch helps keep weeds down, which will save you time and money on manual weeding. It also helps retain moisture throughout the year so that you can enjoy your garden longer without having to water it as often, especially during hot summers when most plants require more frequent watering than usual.
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