Importance of 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. Natural elements that include land forms, water bodies, elevations, ad terrain shapes and living elements such as fauna and flora which is also known as gardening. Gardening is the art and craft of planting plants with aim of creating an appealing appearance of the landscape. Also another feature is known as the abstract element which include of the weather and lightening conditions. Landscape maintenance is the activity of keeping an area clean, safe, attractive and healthy and it is done mostly in institutional settings, parks, gardens, estates and yards.
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. Groundskeeper should be able to create means or repelling or attracting desired local animals such as insects, birds, reptiles, domestic animals and pets. Gardens can also be designed to contain exotic animals like a koi pond. When it comes to large areas, a groundskeeper is required to maintain and provide for the wild animals’ habitat.
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.
Early summer, spring and early autumn are usually the best time to start seeding but before planting, you will need to aerate in order to allow the roots to go deeper and to also have a thicker turf. Some may go for another way called turfing which can provide an instant lawn. Turfing can be done in most climates that are temperate and in any season. For rough lawns people go for animal grazing or mowing the lawn regularly. Lawns may need to be maintained twice a week when it is hot or in rainy seasons in regions that contain hardiness zones.
The landscape in different regions is very different so in order to do a construction job you need to do studies and observations. Same case applies to landscaping or lawn maintenance, if it’s being done for the first time understanding the site is very vital for a successful outcome.