Getting the Most out of a Home and Garden

Things You Can Expect From a Landscaping Company

When you're looking for someone to provide upkeep for your front and back yard, you're going to have to invest in a landscape maintenance company. But if you're not familiar with what these companies can do for you, here's a rundown of the kinds of services you can expect.

Lawn Mowing -- Mowing the lawn is the time honoured landscaping task from which all the other tasks will flow. If you have grass, then mowing it is essential, especially in warm months when you're watering your lawn more often, which means the grass is going to grow at a much faster rate. Landscape maintenance companies will also trim the edges of your grass so that your lawn looks neat and sectioned off. A recent trend in lawn mowing has emerged, in which many landscape maintenance companies are leaving the grass clippings on the lawn instead of collecting them in container bags. The reason is that cut grass acts as a nutrient and fertiliser for the existing grass, giving you a natural source of replenishment for your lawn. Trimming is accomplished through the use of a weed eater, which doesn't just trim the edges of your lawn, but is also effective at slicing through weed growth and chopping grass around shrubs and flower beds.

Pruning -- Another service a landscape maintenance company can offer you is pruning. Many yards have hedges, and keeping them looking decent requires pruning and clipping overgrown areas. But pruning is also important for trees in your yards. Landscape maintenance contractors are trained to prune trees by lopping off branches that are old or ragged and trimming dead or diseased leaves. Pruning is vital when it comes to enhancing the curb appeal of your front and back yard, and a landscape maintenance company can create that appeal by servicing your hedges, trees and bushes on a monthly basis.

Design -- If you've just moved into a house and have an empty yard with no idea what to do with it, or you're tired of your existing landscape aesthetic, you can hire a landscape maintenance company to design an entire theme for your home. Whether you favour a yard that features a garden, fountains, a pond or new trees, a landscape maintenance company can design a scheme to fit your budget, imagination and taste. And because you will be using the same company to maintain the new yard, you can design your yard knowing that whatever you create will be well-tended once everything is set up and completed.

For more information on landscaping or garden supplies, contact companies such as Tenkate Landscape Supplies