Factors to Consider while 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. These features include; natural elements like elevation, terrain shapes and land forms or water bodies and living elements like fauna or flora, in one word we call it gardening. Planting plants with the aim of creating an appealing appearance of a land scape is referred to 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. Groundskeepers are responsible of providing and maintaining the habitat for wild animals when it comes to larger areas.
Lawn maintenance is the maintenance of an area covered by plain grass or other plants like clover which is almost similar to landscaping. 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. Seasonal lawn establishment and care varies since it is affected with the climate zone and the type of lawn grown.
Early summer, spring and early autumn are usually the best time to start seeding but before planting, you will need to aerate in order to allow the roots to go deeper and to also have a thicker turf. Some may go for another way called turfing which can provide an instant lawn. This method can be done in most climate conditions and in any season. Regular cutting of the grass or allowing animal grazing are ways used to maintain a rough lawn. Lawns may need to be maintained twice a week when it is hot or in rainy seasons in regions that contain hardiness zones.
In order to do construction you will need to do studies and observations because the landscape is not the same on different parts of the world. Understanding the site is vital that’s why the same is done while doing landscaping or lawn maintenance.