Landscaping and hardscaping are the essences of summer. As we begin to plan our summer projects, it is essential to be aware of the three summer landscaping mistakes. Focusing on aesthetics, not seeking professional assistance, and forgetting about outdoor lighting will result in an unpleasant landscape experience.
Focusing on aesthetics only and ignoring problematic areas is a typical summer landscaping mistake. Soil erosion, improper water drainage, and grassy areas exposed to too much sun are challenging situations that may arise. Slopes, uneven ground, or bare soil areas are prone to soil erosion. To combat soil erosion in sloped areas, natural stone steps or retaining walls can provide support and bring some aesthetic texture. Consider using topsoil and mulch on bare soil and uneven areas to help prevent soil from shifting and create a much more even surface. It is essential to know that a leveled surface will prevent water from collecting and causing further issues. Improper water drainage will lead to erosion, flooding, and drowning plant life. Drainage pipes or river stones are a few landscaping supplies that can help divert water from the accumulated areas. Lastly, grassy areas that receive too much sun can cause stress, sunscald and prevent photosynthesis. Landscaped areas that are exposed to intense sun rays all day can be addressed by adding trees that can provide the perfect balance of sun and shade. Speak to a professional landscaper or landscape supplier to help your yard achieve perfect harmony.
DIY landscaping or hardscaping can be time-consuming, stressful, and potentially more expensive, especially if you do not have the skills or experience. A common landscaping mistake is not seeking professional assistance. A full-service landscape company or landscape supplier will offer expertise in planning, managing, and execution. Suppose you are planting simple garden beds, installing a patio, or designing a hardscape; a professional can guide you in choosing the appropriate material, tools, and landscaping supplies to complete any desired project. Professional landscapers have a wealth of knowledge; they will construct the best design to suit our style and budget. Your landscape should look aesthetically pleasing, and the design should be well integrated with the natural environment or surroundings. Therefore, ask for a helping hand to ensure a well-balanced landscape.
A common landscaping mistake is forgetting about illumination. Outdoor lighting is essential. There may be architectural elements you would like to shine some light on, or there might be areas that need illumination to navigate safely. Outdoor lighting serves as both a functional and aesthetic element to your landscape. As landscape projects are typically executed during daytime hours, outdoor lighting is easily left out of the equation. There are many benefits of adding outdoor lighting. Some benefits include entertainment purposes, creativity, security/safety, and encouraging a potential sale if you plan to sell your home. Visit our blogs titled “The importance of outdoor lighting” and “Get ready for spring with these landscaping supplies” for more information regarding outdoor lighting.
At FSI Landscape Supply, we provide various landscaping supplies to ensure you are well equipped to design and maintain landscaping projects.