Landscape Maintenance Upgrade
Landscapes may become neglected over time, and a thorough landscape maintenance upgrade can restore your gardens to their former glory. The unchecked growth of shrubs and trees, weeds in planted beds, and lack of nutrients can all seriously detract from the appearance of your landscape, and affect the significant investment that gardens represent.
A landscape maintenance upgrade includes many important maintenance practices:
- Removal of leaves and other debris. Old, stale leaves not only detract from the appearance of your landscape, but can harbour insects and fungi.
- Deep edging of planted beds provide definition and distinction between lawn and bed areas. This practice includes cutting a vertical edge where the grass meets a planted bed, and helps to keep stones and other debris from moving onto the lawn.
- Pruning. While many trees require little pruning to maintain their habit, most shrubs and groundcovers will rapidly outgrow their locations. Using horticulturally sound techniques, most shrubs can be rejuvenated and controlled to bring them back to their intended appearance.
- Weeds can rapidly take over planted beds, and compete with desirable plants. An important part of any maintenance upgrade is the removal of weeds. An upgrade will often require the removal of weeds from hard surfaces such as roadways and curbs. These areas can deteriorate as the result of unchecked weed growth.