Look After Your Grounds and Your Grounds Will Look After You

A well-kept garden can completely transform a home and can become a major feature of your property. But creating a garden is one thing – maintaining it is quite another. For many, the upkeep of a garden can become overwhelming, which can ruin the hard work you’ve put in to making it your own. Once the seasons change and you’re met with a constant stream of rain showers and falling leaves, it can seem a vast undertaking. But there are some measurements you can take to keep your garden in order.

Look after wooden structures such as fences or sheds with waterproofing roofing or with a weather-resistant preserve that will protect them for longer. The same goes for maintaining wooden decking; when you install such flooring, make sure that you take the correct precautions against the damage of the seasons, so that you maintenance and repairs later on are kept to a minimum.

Lawns, whether you are growing from scratch or laying turf, require more care and attention than simply mowing every few weeks. With unreliable weather causing grass to either become dry and sallow or water-logged. Naturally, there is little you can do to control the seasons, but you can make an effort to nurture your lawn with an specific feed to help it grow, and keep it leaf-free so that it looks tidy and well-kept.

Patios and pathways are a relatively easy area of your outdoor grounds to maintain, which can be kept looking their best simply by sweeping leaves and mud away regularly and hosing down to keep them in good condition. Be sure not to overlook weeding as well, which can quickly grow into an unsightly mess if not tended to frequently. If you’re looking to maintain larger areas than a home garden such as business or industrial grounds, you may want to look into more heavy duty floor mats to protect your grounds, particularly if you plan on hosting large- scale events. A good idea is to opt for a heavy duty road mat for driveways, which is a durable flooring which will survive the unpredictable weather without degrading like many wooden flooring options.

 

A great cause of time when it comes to garden maintenance are swimming pools, which require an extensive amount of care and attention. Be sure to remove leaves and debris regularly to keep the pool, and in turn your garden, looking tidy, and make sure that filters are kept clear. Keep an eye on the pH levels of the water, and in winter remember to add antifreeze to the water and use a protective cover to maintain the pool’s condition.

By following these simple tips, you can ensure that the grounds surrounding your home are protected accordingly and are kept tidy, which can make a big difference to the overall look of your home. What initially seems like a overwhelming task is easily manageable with a small commitment to regular upkeep.

Kirsty works as a landscape gardener, working closely with client to ensure all desired needs are met.






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Autumn garden maintenance

It’s only September, but it feels like both autumn and winter are fast approaching. If the weathermen are correct we are in for an early winter this year. How depressing is that?

Here in Toronto the days and evenings are already getting cooler. I know we still might get some nice warm weather, but as I said above it sure seems like winter is just around the corner as it’s usually quite nice and pleasantly warm around here in early September.

Perhaps it’s time to start thinking about maintaining and preparing the garden for autumn? If you do a little bit at a time now, there’ll be less to do if winter suddenly rears up it’s ugly head!

I went searching to see if I could find other sites talking about fall cleanup and autumn garden maintenance and guess what? I found some great articles! So if you aren’t sure where to start in your own garden, take a look at what these authors have to say and you’ll begin to form your own fall garden maintenance plan for your garden.

September Lawn & Garden To-Do List

Now’s the time to be outside to enjoy the beautiful weather while taking care of some of the following lawn and garden tasks for September. Colorful caladiums are hardy in zones 10 and 11 and can be overwintered indoors in colder …

Autumn Maintenance

I am sure we all had enjoyed our backyards at some point this summer, but autumn is the time for garden clean-up! I know it seems like a chore, but it really isn’t. The work you do now, will make for an enjoyable spring and summer. …

September Lawn & Garden To-Do List

September heralds the fall gardening season with cooler temperatures and a first taste of autumn in the air. Zones 1-4 will likely experience a first frost, while warmer zones look forward to relief from the late summer heat and drought …

Fall Cleanup: Best Practices and Tips

Autumn is a beautiful time of year and we should all enjoy it. However, there is still work to be done! A good fall cleanup is perhaps one of the most important steps in preparing your lawn and garden for the spring. …

September Maintenance Tip

It is September, and now what to do? The nights are cooling off, the days are still very warm, and the vegetable garden should needs a makeover. September is a the best time to fertilize your shrubs and perennials. …

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Organic gardening

Whether you are already an organic gardener or perhaps you are looking to get started I’m sure you’d find it helpful to find out what other organic gardeners are doing and perhaps incorporate some of their tips into your own gardening routine.

I practice organic gardening and my big secret is that I use Alfalfa tea (or compost tea) on all of my plants at least twice during the growing season. It’s like organic miracle grow. Honest. My roses absolutely love it and you guys have seen pictures of my plants, don’t they look happy?

Here’s what a few other Organic Gardeners are talking about this week:

Five Cheats For The Lazy Gardener: How To Hack A Garden

The crunch of carrots, snap of snow peas and ripe juicy tomatoes are all appetizing images. However, unlike many gardeners you may not have the time or energy to devote to growing. Don’t worry! If you have just one day to […]

Pests in Organic Gardening? No need to worry

If you’re into organic gardening, there are a number of things that you need to consider and one of them is a very interesting one: if you see a bug, it’s not the end of the world, or in this case your garden, as you know it. …

Partial Shade: Its Vital Role in Organic Vegetable Gardening

For gardeners, they know that shade plays an important role in what they are doing as much as the sun. This is especially true if one is into organic gardening of vegetables. The exposure to sun and its need to be in shade still depends …

The Truth About Organic Gardening

I just finished a great book about organic vs. conventional gardening. It is called “The Truth About Organic Gardening” by Jeff Gillman. Why did I like it? Well, for one it was an easy read. I’m a plant geek, not a bookworm. …

I hope that you get a chance to read one or all of these posts as there’s some good information there about organic gardening! Enjoy.

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