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Summer Gardening Maintenance Tips

Bring your garden to the next level this July with Supreme Lawn & Landscaping’s gardening maintenance tips.

 

Trying New Plants

Many gardeners fall into the habit of plating the same plants every summer. We are not advising to throw away your favorite blossoms, but try planting something new this July. Variety is the spice of life, and that goes for your garden, too. Add new colors and add new scents. Even if this is out of your comfort zone, you may be surprised—you might like it!

 

Protecting Flowers and Crops

It’s time to start protecting your flowers and crops from pesky rabbits and deer. Nothing is more of a nuisance than the local wildlife getting to enjoy the fruits (and flowers) of your hard work. Lightweight plastic netting is a good way to keep animals away, while still allowing pollinating insects through. The netting is also difficult to see at a distance, so you can still enjoy the view.

 

Protecting Your Garden From the Heat

As July has been heating up, gardens have been drying out. Being attentive to your garden during a heat wave is important for its survival. One way to fight the heat is to eliminate your garden’s competitors for water and picking weeds. Placing mulch can help by not only controlling weeds, but also retaining moisture and regulating soil temperature. When you know that it’s going to be an especially hot day, get ahead of the heat by watering in the early morning. Water just enough to keep the soil moist and water more frequently throughout the day.

 

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Freshen up the Area

One way to highlight your garden area is to eliminate visual distractions. Make sure your garden area is tidy by cleaning pots and plant containers, replacing the water in your bird bath, and spraying down patio furniture. Cleanliness always makes a good impression.

 

For more information on how Supreme Lawn and Landscaping can help you keep your garden maintenance up this summer, contact us today. You can also follow us on Facebook for tips and trends in lawn and landscaping care.
 

Increase Property Value with a Gorgeous Water Feature

Trickling water, sparkling waterfalls, and increased property value—adding a water feature and complementary landscaping can boost your backyard from ordinary to oasis. Whether you choose a subtle fountain or something more dramatic, water features come in a broad range in price and variety, and Supreme can help you bring your ideas to life.

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Fantastic Water Features

On the smaller scale, pot fountains and circulating water features can create those relaxing babbling water sounds without breaking the bank. An above-ground water garden makes a beautiful impression, or we can help you design a stone fountain focal point, using the stone of your choosing. Another popular way to integrate water into your garden is to combine sculptural elements with water, using rock-on-rock towers, large urns that spout, or classically inspired Grecian statues.

For a more dramatic look, go for your own stand-alone pond, multi-layered pools that spill, or even a stocked koi pond on your property; you can even add a romantic bridge across it! Some families love their koi ponds for swimming and snorkeling in their own back yard.

At Supreme Lawn & Landscaping, we will work with your space and your design aesthetic to create the perfect water feature for your home, creating a touch of relaxation while adding value to your property.

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Complement Your Water Feature with Landscaping

Once you decide how to add water to your outdoor space, you will likely want to complete the look with the proper landscaping. The team at Supreme Lawn & Landscaping can help you decide on plants that will complement your new water feature without taking away focus. There are dozens of aquatic plants that grow either in ponds or around water, like water lilies, irises, sedum, or daylilies. Create a balance of heights and interesting textures to achieve the look you want.

 

From lily varieties and natural grasses that will complete your pond to delicate flowering accents surrounding your new water feature, let’s build a beautiful outdoor space for your home. Contact Supreme Lawn to get started.

 

How to Prepare Your Yard for Winter

One of the last things you may think about during the winter season is your yard. Did you know that some simple yard preparation before the winter hits can mean the difference between a lush, green yard and a dry, spotted yard come spring? A few simple decisions can help you protect and even nourish your yard so that it will grow and flourish after the snow melts away. Talk a look at some of our best tips for preparing your yard for the winter:

 

Mow Your Lawn

Many homeowners make the mistake of halting their mowing too soon. Grass will continue to grow until the ground freezes so keep to a regular schedule until then. As the season gets cooler, drop your lawn mower’s blade to the lowest setting. This will allow more sunlight to reach the grass.

 

Aerate Your Grass

This will help open up the soil for oxygen, water, and fertilizer to reach the roots and promote a better environment for roots to breathe. Aerating your grass will help prevent soil compaction from excessive traffic and a too-thick layer of thatch and lawn clippings—both of which can suffocate your grass.

 

Fertilize for Nourishment

Fall is the optimal time to fertilize your yard and provide it with essential nutrients to encourage the roots and to support nutrient growth for next spring. Apply liberally and in an even layer for optimal care.

 

Care for Your Plants

Take care of your outdoor perennial plants by pruning and cutting back excessive growth regularly. Trimming will encourage healthy growth. Clear debris out to prevent mildew and mold. Renew the mulch around your trees and plants to discourage animals and insects from attacking.

 

Control Weeds

Weeds flourish in the summer and fall so make sure to cut them off now. Apply a weed killing compound for the most effect weed control. With so many fertilizers on the market, ensure that you find the best fit for your yard so that weeds will not return in the spring.

 

Rake Those Leaves

It may be tempting to just let the leaves pile up, but if you allow dead leaves to get wet, mat together, and form clumps, it will endanger your grass. It can suffocate your grass and provide a breeding ground for fungal growth.

 

These simple moves will help you not only protect your yard but will also prepare it for a healthy season after winter. This means less work for you and more time spent relaxing and enjoying the sunshine come spring. For more information on caring for your yard, visit Supreme Lawn and Landscaping today.