Proper maintenance of your landscape is vital for its success and your enjoyment. Unfortunately, as with any aspect of a property, there are no "maintenance-free" solutions, especially when you consider that plants are growing and ever-changing organisms. However, we can help with making the maintenance required as painless as possible. This begins with a good design, a healthy environment, and realistic expectations.
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Routine Maintenance
A lawn is generally considered the highest-maintenance area of your yard. We start by ensuring that lawn areas are simple shapes which are quick & easy to mow, especially important if the homeowner chooses to do their own maintenance. All too frequently, grass is used as the go-to filler, resulting in oddly-shaped areas which are very time-intensive to mow and maintain. Add a couple of isolated islands of small trees or shrubs and the problem becomes even worse. The good news here is that there are numerous reputable lawn services in the area, so it's easy to hire out the work if you're short of time or inclination. These businesses are usually also happy to help with spring & fall cleanups, leaf collecting and snow clearance.
Periodic Maintenance
The next area of maintenance is routine weeding and trimming of shrubs and perennials. This provides an opportunity to connect with your garden, and the amount of work needed here varies greatly depending on your preferences. Small yards, or areas viewed up close often require much higher levels of maintenance than banks of shrubs or perennials viewed from a distance, so certain areas of your yard may have much different needs than others. It's important to stay on top of this level of maintenance, or the jobs can become quite large and seem overwhelming. Unfortunately, this then makes you less inclined to get into your garden, and the size of the jobs increases as your enjoyment of your garden decreases. We are happy to offer assistance, either in the form of garden coaching to help teach you what is needed, as a resource if you're not sure what to do, or as a skilled labor source if you prefer not to get your hands dirty.
Renewal and Replanting
The last stage of maintenance is renewing and replanting. Landscapes are generally considered to have a lifetime of 10-15 years before major renewal is required, although this can vary greatly. Landscapes installed by builders often quickly outgrow their surroundings and require replacement, both from an aesthetic and practical viewpoint. We can help re-vitalize your landscape by providing planting plans and design drawings for updates, renewing or removing old plant material, and installing new beds and hardscapes.