Factors to Consider while Landscaping and Lawn Maintenance
The art of modifying the physical features of a piece of land is known as landscaping or grounds keeping. Living elements like flora and fauna (gardening) and natural elements like terrain shapes, elevations, and land forms or water bodies are some of the features. The art of growing plants for the purpose of beauty on a landscape is known as gardening. Also abstract elements like lightening conditions and the weather 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. Groundskeeper should be able to create means or repelling or attracting desired local animals such as insects, birds, reptiles, domestic animals and pets. Gardens can also be designed to contain exotic animals like a koi pond. 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. Species of grass is what is contained in a lawn, and particular activities are usually done to maintain its green color and mowed after a period of time so that it can maintain a uniform level. Establishment and care of seasonal lawn varies because it is affected by the type of grass grown and the climate zone.
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 can go for turfing which is a faster way to get the lawn you wanted. Turfing can be done in most climates that are temperate and in any season. For rough lawns people go for animal grazing or mowing the lawn regularly. When it is hot or in rainy seasons or regions that have hardiness zones, lawns need to be maintained twice a week.
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. Same case applies to landscaping or lawn maintenance, if it’s being done for the first time understanding the site is very vital for a successful outcome.