Factors to Consider while Landscaping and Lawn Maintenance
Landscaping also known as grounds keeping, can be defined as an activity that involves modification of visible features of an area of a particular land. These features include; natural elements like elevation, terrain shapes and land forms or water bodies and living elements like fauna or flora, in one word we call it gardening. The art of growing plants for the purpose of beauty on a landscape is known as gardening. Also abstract elements like lightening conditions and the weather are part of the features.Landscape maintenance is keeping the landscape clean, healthy, attractive and safe, mostly in parks, yards, institutional settings, gardens or estates.
A groundskeeper can be able to plan all year round to do gardening, planting and harvesting, path and driveway maintenance, snow removal, fertilizing and periodic weeding, lighting, runoff drainage, topiary, swimming pool care, irrigation and other jobs if equipped with the right tools, knowledge, skills, supplies and physical exertion to improve and protect the garden accessories, plants and the topsoil. The groundskeepers may also have to deal with the local animals like birds, reptiles, rodents, insects, pets and domestic animals, and innovate ways of repelling or attracting what is desired. Gardens can be installed with a koi pond if it is designed to keep exotic animals. It is the responsibility of a groundskeeper to provide and maintain the habitat of wild animals when it comes to larger landscapes.
Maintaining an area planted with grass or clover in some other cases is basically known as lawn maintenance which is also similar to landscaping. Lawn is typically comprised of species of grass, which is aimed to practices that helps maintain its color green and mowed on a regular basis to maintain a certain height. Establishment and care of seasonal lawn varies because it is affected by the type of grass grown and the climate zone.
The best time to start planting grass is usually early autumn and summer and also spring but before starting to plant first aerate so that you can allow the roots to go deeper and make the turf thicker. There is another way that can almost provide instant lawn and it is referred to as turfing. This method can be done in most climate conditions and in any season. For rough lawns people go for animal grazing or mowing the lawn regularly. When it is hot or in rainy seasons or regions that have hardiness zones, lawns need to be maintained twice a week.
In order to do construction you will need to do studies and observations because the landscape is not the same on different parts of the world. Understanding the site is vital that’s why the same is done while doing landscaping or lawn maintenance.