Here in Pennsylvania, growing season can be quite plentiful. We live in a great part of the county ripe for cultivation. Flowers, trees, gardens and grass grow quite easily here but unfortunately, so do the weeds. As the trusted landscaper for Ephrata and the surrounding areas, we would like to tell you more about how to help your landscaping thrive this summer. The summer is one of the most important times of year for landscape maintenance as our landscapes often become the backdrop for numerous backyard barbecues and other summer get-togethers. So to help you get started, here are a few tips from our landscaper to consider:
Shrubs & Trees
What a difference trees and shrubs make! A well planned landscape design adds so much beauty and variety to any property. Shrubs are a wonderful way enhance and outline your landscaping. Plant new shrubs or be sure to trim your old ones in order to maintain an orderly appearance. Tidy landscaping and shrubbery sets a beautiful outdoor scene for summer gatherings and shows you care about your property.
And, shade trees planted at the proper location soften the harsh lines of a building as well as provide energy saving shade. Large shade trees planted on the east, west, and northwest sides of your home create soothing shade from the hot summer sun and can even help reduce summer air conditioning costs.
Edging & Mulch
Mulching is an excellent summer maintenance chore. Mulch slows evaporation of moisture from the soil, which means less watering. It also keeps roots cooler and less stressed during these warm months. It can act as a weed barrier to block out those unwanted weeds. Take a look at your plants trees and start applying some mulch to them. If you aren’t sure what type of mulch is best for your yard’s needs, visit our landscaper to learn more.
Perennials help stabilize ecosystems, like forests, and in that way, they help sustain wildlife. And thanks again to their deep roots, they don’t require as much fertilizer and water. Our landscaper can help determine the right perennials for your unique property and design and implement a landscaping design perfect for you.
You will want to be sure that you water your landscaping properly. The rule of thumb is to water deeply but only when necessary.
These are just some great tips you can try for your Pennsylvania landscaping this summer. For more help from our landscaper serving Ephrata, call Root’s Nurseries at 717-898-0041 or Request a Free Estimate.