Common Landscape Design Issues
What are the some of the most frequent landscape blunders?
It is not uncommon for us to see landscape designs that lack functionality or a holistic feel. Some of the most frequent problems we encounter involve a lack of unity.
Unity in a landscape is paramount: there are so many different elements in a designed landscape, yet they need to combine and work as a whole, as a single entity. Without unity, the landscape becomes nothing more than a hodgepodge of assorted species.
Corners in a lawn dramatically increase the maintenance issues. They require more use of string-trimmers, which do not provide the same uniform cut as a lawnmower blade. Scalping, or cutting the lawn too low, is often a side effect of string-trimming. This can cause unnecessary health issues in your landscape and can eventually lead to unsightly bare spots.
Oftentimes, lawns extend throughout the whole property, without regard for mower-operator safety and without taking into consideration the biological needs of the lawn. Lawns, after all, are composed of thousands upon thousands of little plants, and the grass can be severely stressed by unsuitable growing conditions.
Lawn segments should be continuous, and should only be present where growing conditions are optimal and where it is comfortable and safe to maintain the turf area. Many times, pesticide use can be eliminated if steps are taken to ensure that the grass is not stressed. Grass can grow almost anywhere, but it only grows well under certain conditions. Don't try to force grass to grow where is will end up looking untidy.
Uninteresting or Non-Functional Patio Design
It is not uncommon for outdoor areas to be devoid of comfort. A space that is boring or uncomfortable is not likely to be used often, and will more likely end up being used for storage of miscellaneous items. We can help bring life and meaning to your outdoor space. The best thing is: we're only a phone-call away: 1-800-553-1773.
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