Landscaping Mistakes To Avoid
Presented By Mike Biskup, Owner of Greenkeepers
When designing landscapes, homeowners may envision grandiose gardens and lush lawns that are the envy of the neighborhood. But such designs can be difficult to maintain, and homeowners often find they are not worth the time or money.
Avoiding such costly mistakes allows homeowners to fully enjoy their lawns. The following are a few landscaping mistakes homeowners may want to avoid so they can spend more time enjoying their landscapes and less time working around the yard.
• Planting the wrong trees and shrubs: When planting new trees and shrubs around your property, choose varieties that won’t overwhelm the property by growing too large.
• Choosing non-native plants: It’s always best to choose plants that are native to a particular region. Native plants have already adapted to the local climate, meaning they can withstand the worst weather that climate has to offer without homeowners having to put in much effort.
• Too much lawn: While a large and lush lawn appeals to many homeowners, a yard that is all grass can be difficult and expensive to maintain. Lawns without trees are susceptible to damage from the hot summer sun, and homeowners often respond to that threat by overwatering their lawns. Try adding a garden in the backyard or even adding landscape features to their property.
• Planting without a plan: When planting new trees around a property, some homeowners plant without first considering the ideal locations for new trees. This can prove an expensive mistake. Planting too close to your house may eventually threaten your home’s foundation. Planting too close to a home may threaten the home during a storm, so consult a landscaping professional when planting new trees so the trees are located in a place that does not threaten the value of your home or the safety of its residents.
A professional landscaper can help and guide you with different strategies and remedies, like low-maintenance plants, to create a beautiful admired yard. Greenkeepers Lawn Service and Landscaping Inc. has been providing outdoor living enhancements since 1999. We offer unique ideas, custom designs and a variety of services to enhance your
outdoor living. Quality, professionalism and experience is never compromised at Greenkeepers, no matter how big or small the job. Call 330.721.0059 to speak with one of our designers to see how we can make your outdoor dreams a reality.
Greenkeepers also has a sister company, The Mulch Barn, a landscape supply company that offers mulch, gravel, topsoil, and sand to it’s customers. You can have these items delivered or pick them up yourself! So whether you are a “do-it-yourselfer” or not, we can help!
Thank you Greenkeepers! Mike and his team are easy to work with, explain their plans, and have done a phenomenal job! What makes Greenkeepers different from other companies is that Mike is honest with you and does not try to sell you products or services that you don’t need. He works with you and designs landscapes that t your vision as well as your budget. His team is respectful and the work is always done in a timely manner. I couldn’t ask for a better group to work with! ~ Emma, Medina