Choosing the right plants and trees for your particular climate and yard conditions, and planting them at appropriate times is crucial for their survival and longevity.
(PRWEB) April 11, 2012
As the warm weather is settling in across the U.S., it’s time to revive the lawns, yards and patios with fresh spring landscaping. Woodfield Landscaping, Inc. recommends developing a plan and gives useful tips about how to succeed in any landscaping project.
A team of Maryland landscapers with more than 18 years of experience, Woodfield Landscaping, Inc. has helped many residential customers improve their outdoor living spaces while also increasing the value of their properties.
“Whether you are adding a few plants and features to the yard or doing a complete redesign, it’s important to have a plan in mind and map out the changes you want to make,” said Peter Curro, the owner of Woodfield Landscaping, Inc. This applies to both do-it-yourself landscapers and for those who are hiring professionals, because every project needs a vision to be successful.
With a plan in mind, the next step is to clean the yard by removing dead leaves, branches and other debris accumulated during winter. “When your lawn is clean, you can see which areas need improvement. You can do this by removing weeds or re-mulching, where necessary,” added Curro.
He also warned do-it-yourself landscapers to be careful with fertilizers and chemical weed killers. The latter should be applied long before the grass seeds are planted, because the pesticides have to wear off in order to allow for grass growth.
Overusing fertilizer is also dangerous as it may cause salt and acid build-up, changing the soil’s natural PH. This will result in nutrient-poor soil and, many times, a patchy lawn.
A lush green, weed-free lawn makes any property look more put together, but to increase curb appeal even further, various plants, trees and flowers can be added to a landscape.
One of many Maryland landscaping companies, Woodfield Landscaping, Inc. has seen its share of customers who had requests for exotic plants to be featured in their yards. “When you are choosing plants, first think about your climate, then decide how much time you are willing to dedicate to maintaining your yard,” recommended Curro.
He went on to explain that both a climate zone and a yard’s specific microclimate have to be taken into consideration. The microclimate involves the property’s particular soil type, humidity level, common pests, and amounts of moisture and sunshine particular areas receive.
“Choosing the right plants and trees for your particular climate and yard conditions, and planting them at appropriate times is crucial for their survival and longevity,” added Curro. His tip was to plant for growth, by spacing the plants out in order to leave room for them to branch out.
For people who don’t wish to change their landscape, there are still many options for making a statement this spring. Flowers in decorative planters or hanging baskets would brighten up any porch or patio in Maryland, and the self-watering planter variety is also low-maintenance.
About Woodfield Landscaping, Inc.:
Woodfield Landscaping, Inc. is a full service design/build/plant landscape company serving Maryland, Northern Virginia, DC, Southern PA, and Delaware for more than 18 years. The company works with residential customers to turn their landscaping dreams into beautiful realities .For more information about Woodfield Landscaping, Inc, please visit http://www.woodfieldlandscapinginc.com