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Factors to Consider while Landscaping and Lawn Maintenance

The art of modifying the physical features of a piece of land is known as landscaping or grounds keeping. Living elements like flora and fauna (gardening) and natural elements like terrain shapes, elevations, and land forms or water bodies are some of the features. The art of growing plants for the purpose of beauty on a landscape is known as gardening. Also abstract elements like lightening conditions and the weather are part of the features. Keeping the landscape clean, attractive, healthy and safe mostly in parks, gardens, estates , institutional settings and yards is what is called landscape maintenance.

A groundskeeper with the right tools, physical exertion, knowledge, skills and supplies will be able to plant and harvest, to do lawn care; fertilizing and weeding periodically, gardening, path and driveway maintenance, snow removal, fencing, lighting, topiary, swimming pool care, irrigation, runoff drainage in purpose of protecting and improving the garden accessories, topsoil and plants. The groundskeepers may also have to deal with the local animals like birds, reptiles, rodents, insects, pets and domestic animals, and innovate ways of repelling or attracting what is desired. Gardens can also be designed to contain exotic animals like a koi pond. Groundskeepers are responsible of providing and maintaining the habitat for wild animals when it comes to larger areas.

Lawn maintenance is the maintenance of an area covered by plain grass or other plants like clover which is almost similar to landscaping. Lawn is typically comprised of species of grass, which is aimed to practices that helps maintain its color green and mowed on a regular basis to maintain a certain height. Establishment and care of seasonal lawn varies because it is affected by the type of grass grown and the climate zone.

Early summer, spring and early autumn are usually the best time to start seeding but before planting, you will need to aerate in order to allow the roots to go deeper and to also have a thicker turf. Some may go for another way called turfing which can provide an instant lawn. Turfing can be done in most climates that are temperate and in any season. For rough lawns people go for animal grazing or mowing the lawn regularly. Lawns are maintained twice a week if the region has hardiness zones, if it is in the rainy season or hot.

The landscape in different regions is very different so in order to do a construction job you need to do studies and observations. Understanding the site is vital that’s why the same is done while doing landscaping or lawn maintenance.

Short Course on Landscaping – What You Need To Know

Short Course on Landscaping – What You Need To Know