A Natural Hedge for Beauty and Privacy

hedgeA viburnum hedge makes a heavy physical and visual barrier along property lines as well as between various landscape areas. Forms of viburnum shrubs vary broadly and can incorporate deciduous, evergreen as well as Semi evergreen types. When creating a viburnum hedge, choosing the suitable type of shrub, spacing it properly at planting time as well as performing continuous care and routine maintenance are crucial for making a healthy fence. Viburnum is a fast growing hedge, and can produce 2 to 3 feet of new growth per year.

Choosing the Variety of Viburnum Hedge

The first thing to consider when planting this hedge is to choose the variety of viburnum to employ. Deciduous types shed their leaves in winter season, leaving it exposed for part of the year. On the other hand, evergreen types keep their foliage all year. Semi-evergreen types always hold some foliage, but shed a lot of the leaves at one time amid the year.


Fruit Trees for Your Home Landscape

Fruit Tree VineyardFruit trees usually have distinctive nutritional needs than other kind of trees, so more often than not, fruit fertilizers will have a totally different chemical foundation than other tree fertilizers. Additionally, different sorts of fruit trees might need a certain kind of fertilizer, so it is wise to become familiar with the requirements of your specific tree before choosing a fertilizer. You can use either all chemical compounds or organic fertilizers, as long as the fertilizer has the essential nutrients needed by the tree.

Soil Content

Before you buy fertilizer for your fruit tree, you need to quantify the nutrients in your soil against the nutrient required of the tree. You can purchase soil testing kits from your nearby plant nursery or hardware store. Once you know all about your soil content, you can select a fertilizer that can help you get a soil balance that is appropriate for your tree. Many tree service companies can perform this process for you, and it is usually not expensive to have this analysis done. You just have to find a company that performs fertilization analysis and understands nutrient requirements in soil.  We have found that Sanford Tree Service does an excellent job on this type of work, and are usually pretty affordable.


Growing a Herb Garden

Home Garden - HerbsHerbs were extremely popular in ancient times, and are still special to us. They are widely used as medicine, to season our food, and as aromatherapy. It is not difficult to plant an herb garden to enhance your home landscape. With some basic planning, you can grow your personal herb garden that will give you many benefits for years to come! The benefits of having most of the herbs on hand are many. Before starting to plant, it is essential to determine the kind of herb garden suits your lifestyle. If you enjoy gardening, an outdoor herb garden can be beneficial for you as you can utilize the large area to grow many different herbs. If you don’t have time to put in some extra work, an indoor herb garden is perfect for you. An indoor herb garden will take very little space, and can easily fit in any indoor space.

Prepare the Soil

A herb garden should incorporate fertile soil for good growth. So the first thing you need to do is prepare the soil. Add fertilizer and remove debris from the area, and make sure this particular spot has proper drainage. For indoor herb gardens, you need to select containers with bottoms consists of drainage holes.  This is imperative, or your herbs will get flooded and quickly die.


Proper Landscape Watering

Landscape WateringThe best techniques for lawn and tree watering, or landscape watering, depend on the kind of soil, climate, and grass. If you are good at understanding the effects of these three components together, you know the best method for lawn watering. Grass requires routine watering and if you miss it, you might end up with unattractive results like brown or yellow spots on the lawn.

Hiring the right lawn service and tree service for all of your landscape needs is essential to ensuring you have an attractive landscape.  If you neglect this in terms of watering or nutrition, then your landscape, trees, and lawn will all suffer.  So you have to stay proactive in maintaining these items for the maximum benefit.


Dealing with Hazard Trees

Removing Hazard TreesThe summer months is generally when many coastal towns have to be aware of potential storms, or hurricanes.  In many areas, June 1st is the official start of hurricane season.  Hurricanes are a force of nature, and many times not a lot can be done to protect against their mighty strength.  There are some things you can do, however, with your lawn and landscape to reduce the hazards to your home or your office building, and it starts by dealing with hazard trees.

One of the greatest hazards to a homeowner during a powerful storm are threatening trees.  Threatening trees, or hazard trees, are trees that get too close to your home or carport.  When a powerful storm comes through your city, often times the high winds that accompany these storms can uproot your trees and toss them into your property.  This can be a serious hazard to property and people, and it must be dealt with before the storm arrives.


Purchasing a Hedge Trimmer

hedge trimmerMany people think that a lawn mowing job is incomplete without the hedges being trimmed, because a manicured hedge provides the perfect visual appeal as well as the privacy to the house when working on your landscape. A hedge trimmer is ideal for this kind of job, but a person can also use other garden tools to eliminate a few unnecessary branches. Before buying a good hedge trimmer for your landscaping needs, you need to consider the type of blade as well as the size, its power source, and its weight. Accessories should also be considered when considering a good hedge trimmer.

Cutting Blade

The type and size of cutting blade are critical when selecting a hedge trimmer. Most hedge trimmer blades run from 15.24 cm to 71.12 cm. The smaller blades are usually for precision work around decorative hedges and topiary, as well as for the touch ups. The largest can be heavy and are usually meant for wholesale trimming. The average type will be no larger than 45.72 cm.


Landscape Planning Tips

Whether you are a beginner or have been in the landscape design field for quite some time, it is best to plan your project before getting started on a new garden landscape. When you lack adequate planning, the plants will be placed poorly which will lead to them requiring frequent pruning or worse still complete removal. To avoid that, here are some landscape planning tips for the perfect garden that stands out from the rest.

Landscaping Tips

Plan your equipment

Before you begin, it is advisable to make a list of all the needs and wants. Be it mowers or stump grinders, it is important to anticipate future access. This is because later you may find that you have a project that requires utilizing a large space. Therefore, you should always plan for this in advance or otherwise you may have to pull down some of your pretty plantings. With that in mind, you can go ahead and make a rough sketch of it with these thoughts of where you want to place things.