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Landscaping Tips

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Quality landscaping can boost your property’s overall aesthetic appeal and value. A visually stunning and healthy landscape will transform your home into a stunning display that you can be proud of. Thoughtful landscape design is key when creating an outdoor oasis where you can spend time, destress, and relax with the people who matter. 

Here are some tips to transform your backyard into a haven of calm and tranquility and keep it healthy all year round from Healdsburg landscapers, Gardenworks. 

Use a Starter Fertilizer 

Landscaping contractors suggest using starter fertilizer whenever planting anything. A starter fertilizer contains nitrogen, phosphorus, and mycorrhizae-beneficial fungi that work by increasing the soil area from which plant roots draw essential nutrients. A starter lawn fertilizer will help your grass seedlings and sod roots establish in the soil.  A healthy soil ecosystem is extremely important to the health and vitality of any landscape.

Consolidate Annuals   

Consolidate annuals in pots or beds at high visibility locations such as the entryway, mailbox, and patio containers to create visual intrigue. Choose a diverse range of plants that bloom at different times throughout the year. If you plant flowers that bloom at the same time, they will look attractive for that particular season but dull the rest of the year.  

Connect Points of Interest with a Walkway 

Do not trample down the lawn to create a makeshift path between your garden, fire pit, and patio. Instead, create a visually striking walkway using natural stones, concrete stepping stones, crushed stones, or decorative bricks. 

When constructing a pathway or walkway, use the same or similar materials used in your exterior. This is an effective way to tie your pathway to your home in an aesthetically pleasing manner. 

Create Curved Lines 

Install edging around your flower gardens, the foundation, driveway, and sidewalks in a creative pattern instead of a straight line to add appeal and character. Your edging will be permanent, creating visual interest all year round. 

Make Sure Your Water Features Looks Natural 

A water feature should blend into the surrounding landscape. For a natural look, use natural stone to build your water feature. If possible, use the same stone as your home’s exterior. 

Using too many materials in an area can backfire. A good rule of thumb is to use no more than three materials per area. 

Are you looking for a trustworthy landscaping contractor in HealdsburgLook no further than Gardenworks Inc. Whether you want to plan a new landscape design or need help with maintaining your landscape, our team has got you covered. We will take your landscape to the next level. To make an appointment, call (707) 857-2050.