5 Crucial Signs Your Yard Needs Landscaping
Face it, everyone loves to have a beautiful lawn. Even if you’re the type of person who takes a minimalist approach to landscaping there’s still seasonal maintenance work that needs to be done. The changing seasons also bring with them a host of new landscaping challenges.
In this article we’re going to explore the elements you’ll want to keep an eye out for. When your landscape checks one or more of the following elements off the list it may be time to call a landscaping professional. Often, it can be hard to tell if your lawn is in need of a serious makeover, or can be fixed with a few simple tweaks.
1. You Know Your Landscape Is Ugly
Now ugly might be a strong word, however sometimes it’s the only word we can use when describing our yards. When it reaches this point you know in your heart that it’s time to call a landscaper.
Some yards simply are more unruly than others, however the characteristics below usually suggest a yard that could use a little work.
- Overgrown onto pathways
- Weeds everywhere
- A lack of plant symmetry
- Dead and/or dying plants
- A lack of general well-being when present in your yard
It’s more of an experiential question, but the way you feel standing in your yard can be a big indicator of the work that needs to be done. If you feel overwhelmed and stressed when standing in your yard it could be in need of a fix.
2. You Haven’t Taken Care Of Your Yard For Years
If you’ve been neglecting your yard for years, or even multiple seasons it could use a little love and care. The seasons can be tough on your yard, even if you have local landscaping. Often, your plants can be in need of pruning, or your lawn could use a little spruce up.
If it’s been a while since you’ve put your own hands in the soil, or hired a professional then make this year the year you nurture your lawn back to health.
3. You Have Pots Scattered All Over Your Deck
If you’re trying to bring color into your dead landscape by stuffing your deck with endless amounts of potted plants, just know there is a better way. Sure, your lawn, patio and deck will be more colorful, but will it actually be more beautiful?
A landscaper can help to refresh your outdated pots and plants, or even give you recommendations of plants that will better suit your home. Sometimes, this can even be subtle things like picking out a plant that will compliment the color scheme of your home.
4. Your Yard Is Simply An Extended Storage Space
Some people spend endless hours arranging their homes and making sure every element is in place and makes sense. However, this amount of attention to detail doesn’t always extend into the front or back landscapes.
Your front yard can be a whole lot more than a patch of brownish-green grass. Having a complete and beautiful yard will also give people a sense of beauty and appreciation before they even set foot in your home.
5. Too Much Of The Same
If you’ve done any of your own landscaping there’s a good chance you drew inspiration from your neighbors yards. There’s nothing wrong with this, however there is such a thing as having too much of the same. From a financial standpoint it can actually decrease the curb appeal of your home if your landscape is too similar to your neighbor’s.
I hope you’ve found this article valuable and have a deeper understanding of how to keep track of your lawn, and ensure it’s always in good health.