When I first bought a new house, I realized that the front trees were a little overgrown. I was worried about a branch breaking in the wind and smashing into a window or the roof, and so I decided to invest in professional tree service. When the arborist came, he had more concerns than just a few overgrown branches. Apparently, a few of my trees had also developed serious pest infestations, and I was worried about what it might mean for their health. He carefully trimmed each tree to ward off disease, and within a few weeks, they were looking a lot better. This blog explains how a professional tree trimmer could help you, so that you aren't left with dying trees.
Have you ever walked by a home with simply gorgeous garden beds? You may have wished that your own garden beds could be so beautiful. The thing is, they can. It all comes down to caring for your garden beds in the right way. Here are some ways to take better care of your garden beds.
Scatter a Pre-Emergent Weed Killer
Do you feel like you're always plucking weeds out of your garden bed, and there are always still a few left behind? Scattering a pre-emergent weed killer will really help. These products are meant to kill weed seeds and prevent weeds from germinating in the first place. They come in pelleted form, and they slowly dissolve over a period of a few weeks. So, you only have to apply these products a couple of times during the growing season. Make your first application in the early spring, and you should barely see any weeds in your garden bed all year long.
Don't Step on the Soil
It's tempting to step inside your garden beds as you pull weeds and perform other maintenance. But if you can avoid doing this, you should. Stepping on garden beds compacts the soil, which makes it harder for your plants to get the water and nutrients they need through their roots. Invest in a good pair of knee pads so you can more comfortably kneel by the side of the garden beds and reach in.
Water At Night
When it's hot and sunny outside, people have the tendency to assume their plants could really use a drink. But if you water your garden beds at this time, some of the water will accumulate on the leaves, heat up, and cause damage to the plants. It is therefore best to wait and water your plants once night comes. Get into the habit of watering at the same time each evening so it becomes routine and your garden bed soil maintains an even moisture level. If you don't have time to water regularly, consider having a sprinkler system installed. Modern ones are automatic and will kick on without you having to activate them.
If you want lovely garden beds, the landscaping tips above can go a long way. Talk to a landscaping company in your area if you need help. Most install sprinkler systems, apply weed-killing agents, and can otherwise bring your garden beds into better health.