When you decide it’s time for you to embark on a landscaping project for your Spokane home, you likely are very excited at the beginning of the process. It is important to know that with a little bit of planning and a lot of execution, you can change the entire look and feel of your property. On the other hand, you may find that this project is a little more extensive than you originally thought it would be. At Impeccable Landscapes, we have been completing landscaping projects long enough to know how to make sure they are completed correctly. In this post, we are going to help you with your project. Continue reading below to find out the mistakes you should avoid making when you are landscaping on your property.

Mistake 1: Pruning New Buds When You Don’t Need To

Many homeowners think that it makes sense that they need to prune any existing plants that may be in their yard.  While this is true in some cases, it does not apply to every plant or shrub, and can bring negative results if performed on the wrong foliage. There are many plants like azaleas, lilacs, and rhododendrons, can and will sprout new buds on old growth. If you prune back this old growth, you will have far fewer buds producing flowers throughout the spring season.

Mistake 2: Misunderstanding the Difference Between Spring & Summer Heat

Many people seem to get the warm weather of spring confused with the high temperatures that occur in the middle of summer. However, these two things are not the same. In the dog days of summer, plants often struggle much more to remain healthy than they had to earlier in the year. When you are purchasing plants, be sure that you look at the information card that is provided so that you can ensure that you aren’t just setting yourself up for failure. If the card reads that the plant cannot deal with a lot of sunlight or that it does not do well with a lot of precipitation, you may want to avoid purchasing that kind of plant, and instead opt for something else that will thrive in your climate.

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Mistake 3: Being Impatient With Flowers & How Long It Takes Them To Bloom

Many people get extremely impatient when they are waiting for the flowers in their yard or garden to bloom. However, it is important to realize that plants thrive at their own pace, just like people. If you are annoyed that your flowers are taking a long time to bloom, you may need to just practice patience. With that said, you may also want to consider purchasing new plants that have buds rather than already-bloomed flowers. This will allow for you to enjoy their blooms long after spring.

Mistake 4: Improper Placement of Plants In Your Yard

When you put your plants in the wrong place, you are making it so that your plants will fail before they even have the chance to grow. While planting flowers and other foliage should consider aesthetics, you should also have a plan in mind that takes into account how much sunlight, water, and space the plant needs as well. Again, you can find all of the information about what sort of care your plants need by referring to the information card that comes with it when you purchase it. Not only will this help you to give you plant a better chance at survival, but it will also help you to save hours of pruning and maintenance later on.

Mistake 5: Growing Plants That Are Not Friendly To The Climate

Our climate here in Washington and the type of soil you have in your yard will greatly affect how much time and effort is required when your lawn is being cared for. We would suggest that you pick out plants and grass that naturally grows well in our area of the United States. This will simply make things easier for you and for the landscaping company you may eventually hire to assist you with your lawn’s upkeep. Not to mention, you are sure to be pleased with all of the choices available to you as we have a large selection of grasses and plants that can easily thrive in Washington’s climate.

Solution: Hire A Spokane Landscaping Company

If you don’t want to worry about making these decisions regarding your lawn and you would instead just like to relax this summer as your yard looks like perfection, we would suggest that you give us a call at Impeccable Landscapes today! We know how to ensure that your lawn is everything you want and more. Additionally, our expert staff will take your vision into consideration and do everything possible to make it a reality. Contact us right now to learn more about our landscaping services in Spokane.

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