Helpful Tips For Your Yard's Landscaping

Posted on: 22 April 2021

Spring is here, and now is the time to get your yard looking better with some updating to the landscaping and hardscaping. Hardscaping with rock, stone, metal, concrete, and wood can provide your yard with beauty and structure for an improved property. The following provides you some helpful tips in adding to your yard's landscaping this spring.

Choose Edging Materials

Before you can add in any ground covering materials or define different areas through your landscaping, you will need to select and add in an edging material. The edging materials of your landscaping define the borders of the different vegetation and ground covers to give a neat and organized appearance. However, the edging is also important for acting as a physical barrier to keep materials in their place and prevent different plants and materials from traveling via growth or scattering by foot and vehicle traffic. 

You should install edging materials around vegetation that is aggressive in growth, such as grasses, vines, and other varieties of hardy plants. Choose a material that you can install several inches down into the soil, to prevent root intrusion growth. It should still protrude from the soil one to two inches, depending on what the border material is edging. If it is an edge on your lawn, make sure it does not protrude up above the soil more than an inch because it will get caught with your mower blades and can cause damage. However, edging brick, stones, or metal stripping should extend down into the soil and above the soil by a couple of inches to hold mulch, wood chips, gravel, or decorative decomposed rock.

Depending on the amount of edging materials you need, you can find the quantity you will need to finish your product. Local landscaping supply companies can provide you with a large inventory to edge your borders, and they can also deliver it to your property via their delivery truck to make your task easier.

Improve Your Soil 

The soil of your yard is also going to need supplementing each season after a year's worth of growth has pulled essential nutrients from it. You can improve your soil with the addition of organic compost or peat moss, especially if you are preparing to grow a new lawn. You can have the pH of your soil tested by your local extension office to see if it is too acidic or alkaline. This will make a difference in how well some types of plants grow, and it will provide you with a measure of the soil's pH so you can add the right mulch or compost.

You can also add to your soil to improve its high clay content, for example, by ordering some new topsoil. A load of topsoil from a local landscape supplier that you can till into the soil is going to provide your soil immediate results. For more information about landscaping material, contact a local supplier.


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