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Top tips for summer landscaping

Jun 20, 2024 | Public | 0 comments

Natural stone landscaping in home garden with steps and flowerbeds

Summer is here, and with its arrival comes the need for an adjusted approach to outdoor maintenance. From drier conditions to curb appeal, summer landscaping has its challenges, but with a few simple steps, you can keep your property looking great all season long.

Whether you are starting from scratch or on a regular outdoor maintenance plan, here are some of the things to keep in mind for summer landscaping at your building:

  • Plant strategically for esthetics, with flowers that bloom intermittently, colours that draw attention where you want it, and focus on featuring complementary combinations.
  • Pay attention to how much sun exposure and water they need before planting and consider low-maintenance options wherever possible.
  • Stagger your plants so they don’t impede important signage or lighting.
  • Lawn care is a crucial part of your outdoor maintenance. Mow in different directions to avoid soil compaction, keep the grass at a medium length to keep its root system strong and avoid mowing right after rain for the best results. This may mean you need to adjust your spring mowing schedule to accommodate summer heat.
  • Create a watering schedule, with adjustments for the weather to keep plants looking healthy and grass green. An established lawn should need 1 to 1.5 inches of water per week.
  • Maintain your landscaping throughout the season by trimming and pruning to keep it looking great and staying healthy.
  • Maximize drainage to avoid standing water, which poses a risk of drowning your plants and attracting bugs, by keeping drains clear and free of debris. As fall arrives, you will need to winterize your irrigation system for colder temperatures.
  • As part of your outdoor maintenance, take care of any hazards and unsightly conditions like cracks in the sidewalks, uneven walkways, potholes, standing water, and more.
  • Regularly inspect shrubs and bushes for common diseases like boxwood blight or spider mite damage to stay on top of the health of your plants and address and issue right away.

Keep your property looking great and well-maintained through the summer to boost curb appeal and take a proactive approach to outdoor maintenance.

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