Whether you’ve just had a new home built or you’ve recently completed a major renovation, the post-construction landscaping can be a daunting task. You may be tempted to take the path of least resistance and leave your property as is, but properly caring for your landscape after construction can save you a lot of time and money in the long run.
Maintaining Your Existing Landscaping
If your construction project involved any type of demolition or excavation, it’s likely that some existing landscaping features were damaged. If this is the case, take time to assess the damage and fix any broken pieces before proceeding with any further care. Damaged plants should also be replaced if necessary. Additionally, evaluate which surrounding plants may have been affected by construction activity and prune them back as needed. This will help to ensure that they are able to continue thriving once everything has settled down.
Caring for New Landscaping Features
If you added any new landscaping features during your construction project, such as trees, shrubs, flowers, or grasses, then proper care is essential for their health and growth. Before planting anything new make sure that your soil has been tested for pH levels and other nutrient deficiencies so you know exactly what needs to be done in order for your plants to flourish. Additionally make sure that you are using quality materials such as mulch or compost when planting because these will hold moisture more effectively than soil alone. Finally be sure to water all newly planted items regularly throughout the first growing season until they become established in their new environment.
Creating an Overall Landscape Plan
Once all of the immediate post-construction tasks are complete it’s time to create an overall plan for maintaining your landscape on an ongoing basis. This could include routine weeding and edging around flower beds or regular mowing schedules for lawns and turf areas. Take into consideration how much time you have available each week (or month) as well as what kind of budget you are working with in order to determine what kinds of services fit both your needs and budget requirements.
Taking care of your landscape after construction doesn't have to be hard—it just requires some planning ahead! Evaluate existing features that may have been damaged by construction activity and replace them if necessary before adding any new elements like trees or shrubs. Make sure soil pH levels have been tested and use quality materials when planting before caring for newly planted items during their first growing season until they become established in their environment. Finally create an overall plan for maintenance based on both time availability and budget requirements so that your landscape can remain healthy year round! With proper care after construction, you'll enjoy a beautiful outdoor space all year round!