Best landscaping practices


Best Landscaping Practices

In order to make a great landscape, there are certain

tried-and-tested practices that you can follow. Not only do

these practices help you create a beautiful landscape, they

also ensure that you do not waste any money and that you

are not harming the environment in any way.

Here are some of the best landscaping practices that you

can do in your own home garden.

1. Design your landscape in a way where water is retained

well. This doesn’t only go for water that comes from your

sprinklers but also storm runoffs.

By having this kind of set-up, you do not spend a lot on

watering your plants and you also help keep your

community’s water supply at bay.

2. Use fertilizers responsibly. Some people become

trigger-happy when it comes to using fertilizers on their

landscapes.

While putting in too much fertilizer can be detrimental to

the environment, using organic fertilizers or choosing

plants that are well-accustomed to the local environment

will help in curbing the problem.

3. Take it easy on pesticides and weed killers - just like

fertilizers, pesticides and weed killers can do more harm

than good if used irresponsibly.

4. Schedule watering of the plants. Watering the plants

early in the morning help in retaining the water much

longer than doing it at noon for example.

While considering the time for watering the plants may seem

like a small thing, it translates to something big when the

water supply is put into the equation.