Do you own a home with a less than ideal yard? Are you wondering how you can enhance your yard this year so that it is one of the best looking yards on the block instead of being one of the least attractive ones? When you own your own home, you're suddenly responsible for the maintenance of all of the plants and trees that grow in the yard, even if you've never had to deal with lawn & garden care in the past. This can make things seem difficult, even when the solution to a particular problem is an easy one. For the best possible lawn, here are some tips you should take into consideration:
Learn about your plants: Whether you just have grass in your yard or you have a mix of grass, bushes, trees, and various other plants, it's a good idea to know exactly what you have growing in your yard. While you don't have to know everything about each species of plant life, you need to know what their basic requirements are. For instance, some species of grass need more fertilizer than others and some may need more or less water than what you may have heard.
Put in sprinklers: A sprinkler installation will save you a lot of time and sanity during the summer. Watering with a hose can be problematic due to spotty coverage and either over watering or under-watering different locations in your yard. With a sprinkler installation, you can be assured that all parts of your yard are at least getting the minimum amount of water that they need to grow. If you happen to have some especially thirsty trees or bushes, you can either supplement this watering with the hose or else you can ask during the sprinkler installation if it's possible for them to be on a separate section of the system so that they can automatically be watered more frequently than everything else.
Hire a landscaper: If you're still struggling to make your lawn and garden look nice, consider hiring a landscaper to get everything to a beautiful state. You can then pay him or her to make a list of which plants need to be fertilized or trimmed and what time each year that this needs to happen. This way, you can put these events into your calendar and be prepared for them. Whether you then hire the landscaper to handle these tasks or you do them yourself is up to you.