I am aware that a landscape is the overall appearance of a lawn or garden. However, what services are considered to be in the realm of lawn care?
In general, any additions or improvements made to a home's exterior grounds are considered to be lawn care projects. Most people think of lawn care as any changes made to a lawn or garden surrounding a home. Regardless of the size and shape of an outdoor area, every home owner has something to work with.
I've decided that I would like lawn care services but my lawn needs a lot of work. Where should I begin?
One of the first things that lawn care proffessionals do when landscaping a yard is work with trees. A common problem for most home owners is a large amount of branches threatening to fall and damage their house. After clearing all of the large, dead branches from over the yard, you might find that the additional sunlight immediately adds a new appearance to your yard, as well as protecting what is likely the largest investment that many people make.
Do I really need a professional to handle my lawn care?
While we would certainly love for you to try our services, some projects can be completed at home in only a few short hours. Deciding whether or not to hire a professional generally comes down to personal taste and the size of the project. You can save a great deal of money on very small projects, however, by consulting with a professional for 30 minutes or an hour. If you feel like you do not have enough time, patience or creativity to handle your landscaping, a professional might be the right choice. However, if you look forward to starting a new lawn project, you might decide to handle many of the tasks yourself.
I want to do my own lawn care or gardening. Where should I start?
Start your landscaping project in an area where you feel the most comfortable working. Gather some resources to help you with your project by purchasing books or looking online. You might have a specific design plan in mind that changes once you see what previous lawn care specialists were able to do with a similar area. After you known what you want to do, start by developing a plan. Keep a watchful eye on your yard to see where the dry or sunny spots might be. If you find dry spots, those areas might require a bit more attention. Places in your yard that get a lot of Sun might be great places for new gardens.
I've heard a lot about color theory when choosing plants and flowers. Can I apply this to my lawn?
From a lawn care specialist's perspective, color theory is very important. This concept involves mixing and matching colors to create a complimentary piece of art with your yard. Simply put, colors such as red and yellow are warm colors while blues and greens are cool ones. To create the best color scheme in your lawn, try matching warm colors with other warm colors and cool colors in the same way. Warm colors can be exciting while cool colors are often considered to be calming. So, if you are considering designing a garden for meditation, you will likely prefer to stick to cool colors in your fixtures and flowers.