In order to make a great landscape, there are certain tried-and-tested practices that you can follow. Not only do these practices help you create a beautiful landscape, they also ensure that you do not waste any money and that you are not harming the environment in any way.

Here are some of the best landscaping practices that you can do in your own home garden.

1. Design your landscape in a way where water is retained well. This doesn’t only go for water that comes from your sprinklers but also storm runoffs.

By having this kind of set-up, you do not spend a lot on watering your plants and you also help keep your community’s water supply at bay.

2. Use fertilizers responsibly. Some people become trigger-happy when it comes to using fertilizers on their landscapes.

While putting in too much fertilizer can be detrimental to the environment, using organic fertilizers or choosing plants that are well-accustomed to the local environment will help in curbing the problem.

3. Take it easy on pesticides and weed killers – just like fertilizers, pesticides and weed killers can do more harm than good if used irresponsibly.This is one of the reasons why the sale of pesticides and herbacides has become so regulated.

4. Schedule watering of the plants. Watering the plants early in the morning help in retaining the water much longer than doing it at noon for example when direct sunlight will speed up evaporation before the water has a chance to soak into the soil.

While considering the time for watering the plants may seem like a small thing, it translates to something big when the water supply is put into the equation.

By following these four simple tips may not seem like a lot, the results will be an amazing yard that is the envy of your neighbors.


*Vandal’s Landscaping is a family business owned and operated by Todd Vandal and his wife Brooke Vandal, providing amazing landscapes and property maintenance in Winnipeg and surrounding areas since 1999.

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