Landscaping is a chore for some and a hobby for others, and no matter what category you fit in, there are some do’s and don’ts you need to keep in mind. This blog focuses on the “don’ts;” mistakes that a lot of people make when they start setting lofty goals for the new year. Without further ado, let’s get to it!
DI — ALL — Y – Enthusiastic DIY individuals are great! We LOVE people that take the upkeep of a yard or garden serious. However, Do It Yourself and Doing it ALL Yourself are two separate things. While there is plenty of work that everyday homeowners can do that will help their yard, there are some projects that might be too big to handle on their own. In addition, depending on the type of person you are and how big your yard is, doing something like trimming your hedges may or may not be too be of a proj
ect for you. We’ll let you decide that for yourself, however, projects like fixing your irrigation system, replacing the pavement around your garden, and creating a rock retaining wall might be best to leave to the professional landscapers Utah offers.
Neglecting Designers – Sticking right with leaving some of the work to the best professional landscapers Utah can give you, there are professional designers that know what is going to work best for your yard and what will stay within code. Yes, when it comes to certain aspects of landscaping, there are codes that homeowners are required to follow and professional designers know how to help. Like we said before, doing some things yourself is great but if you have a new home or are looking to remodel the outside entirely, you would be mistaken to not consult with a designer. We know how fun it can be to create a vision of your yard and we don’t want to suppress that. In reality, designers are happy to hear your idea and see your vision, but then they will make sure whether or not it can become a reality.
Surpassing Your Budget – With a new year and new ambitious goals creating, it is easy to get ahead of yourself and set goals that might be out of your reach. We are not saying don’t dream big, but remember to be realistic. Landscaping can get expensive, and some summer projects are ruined when they get halfway through and realize they do not have the funds to keep going. Take the time to contact Utah landscapers and see how you might be able to make your project a reality.
Poor Maintenance – While landscaping goes beyond simply gardening and making sure the plants stay healthy, a yard with uneven bushes, frozen leaves across the grass, dying flowers, untrimmed edges, broken hardscape, and overcrowded spaces really mess up the aesthetic of the entire yard. Again, some of these things you can do yourself, but hiring professionals that come in to keep everything looking fresh and symmetrical is the best way to guarantee yourself a good-looking yard.
Choosing the Wrong Plants – In a state that experiences all seasons, you are going to come across some plants that do great in the summer but bad in the winter (and vice-versa). Not only do you have to be conscious of the season, but also the placement of some of these plants. For example, Foxgloves and Daylilies will do fine in shady, dry-soil areas whereas Shasta daisies and Blanket flowers will not. It is a specialty of Utah landscapers to be able to know what plantlike works and doesn’t work for different seasons, but you will have to pay attention to it yourself if you are not looking for any help.
The 5 mistakes we touch on here are just a few of the mistakes that we see people make each year. To make sure you get started on the right step this year, make sure you remember these 5 tips or simply call us at Mellco Landscaping for any help!