Every landscape has a problem area, whether it’s too dry, rocky, or just difficult to work with. These problems make even enviable pieces of land not worth it for most homeowners. Keep in mind though that while these problems are common, they aren’t impossible to do.
E and L Lawn Care, your landscaping experts, list four of the most common landscape problems and how to fix them.
1. Wet Spots
Wet spots in the garden are rather common and can either be due to excess water runoff or with the slope of the ground itself. While natural sources of water are a welcome thing, too much makes a patch of land unusable.
There are two ways to address this issue. The first one is by installing a French drain in the problematic area to alleviate some of the runoff. If you want the more natural approach, we recommend simply growing more plants and shrubs in that particular area. These include swamp milkweed, marsh marigold and white turtlehead; the latter two are attractive additions on your next flower bed planting endeavor.
2. Privacy Issues
No one wants to live under a microscope and considering how exposed your backyard is, that enviable piece of outdoors can easily become unusable if everyone can see you there. Fencing is still the tried and true solution, although you can opt for green fencing. This method is essentially using privacy plants and trees to cover your backyard up. Hedges still remain the best choice for natural privacy as you can tweak how concealed your backyard is.
Weeds that take over your backyard and grab all the nourishment from your plants is a big concern. On top of being invasive, they ruin the looks of your backyard, too. Mulch is a good, long-term solution to this problem. Not only does it keep the soil cool and moist, they also deprive weeds of light, effectively smothering them and keeping them from overrunning your garden plants.
4. Overreaching Trees
Stately trees can easily become problems themselves, especially if their overreaching branches start scratching the windows and roof. To preserve the integrity of these structures, you’ll want to prune the trees. We recommend hiring professionals like us to do it for you. It’s safer and we know exactly which parts to reduce.
Whether you’re in need of weed control or want new brick driveways, E and L Lawn Care is the name to trust to help you with your lawn care needs. Call us today at (614) 867-9552 to learn more about our services. We offer landscaping in Sunbury, OH.