Tips on Landscaping and Lawn Maintenance
Landscaping also known as grounds keeping, can be defined as an activity that involves modification of visible features of an area of a particular land. Natural elements that include land forms, water bodies, elevations, ad terrain shapes and living elements such as fauna and flora which is also known as gardening. The art of growing plants for the purpose of beauty on a landscape is known as gardening. Lightening conditions and weather are abstract elements which are part of the features. Landscape maintenance is the activity of keeping an area clean, safe, attractive and healthy and it is done mostly in institutional settings, parks, gardens, estates and yards.
With the right tools, knowledge, physical exertion, skills and supplies, a good groundskeeper can be able to plan an annual table for planting and harvesting, gardening, lawn care, fertilizing and periodic weeding, snow removal, path and driveway maintenance, topiary, fencing, lighting, runoff drainage, irrigation, swimming pool care and other jobs for improving and protecting the plants, garden accessories and topsoil. Local animals like reptiles, birds, rodents, insects, domestic animals and pets have to be dealt with the groundskeeper by inventing ways of attracting or repelling whichever is desired. Gardens can be installed with a koi pond if it is designed to keep exotic animals. When it comes to large areas, a groundskeeper is required to maintain and provide for the wild animals’ habitat.
Lawn maintenance is also similar to landscaping maintenance, only that it is maintaining an area covered by soil and planted grasses or in some other cases durable plants like clover. Lawn is made up a variety of different kinds of grasses which are looked after in order to maintain their color green and mowed from time to time to maintain a particular uniform level. Establishment and care of seasonal lawn varies because it is affected by the type of grass grown and the climate zone.
Seeding can be done early autumn, early summer and spring but before commencing aerate to allow the turf to be thicker and the roots to go deeper. Some may go for another way called turfing which can provide an instant lawn. In most temperate climates and in any season you will not have any problems going with the turfing method. A rough lawn can be maintained by regularly cutting the grass with a suitable machine or you can go for grazing by animals. Lawns are maintained twice a week if the region has hardiness zones, if it is in the rainy season or hot.
You do studies and observations while doing a construction job because the landscape is different everywhere. The same is done when doing landscaping, if it is done for the first time for a successful outcome you will have understand the site first.