by Aquascapes by Eden
It’s that time of year, in which many homeowners are working towards improving the look and functionality of their yards. We are often asked what should we work on first? Our suggestions always include starting with the basics to enhance curb appeal and creating a lush and beautiful outdoor space.
Importance of Mulch
Placing new mulch in your garden beds is a quick and easy way to enhance the look of your home. But it also serves an important function to your flower beds! As mulch starts to decompose, it allows important nutrients to go to the roots of your plants! It also helps to keep the roots moist and cool on hot Florida days. Some homeowners prefer to place rock in their garden beds. Although this can look appealing, it often harms the plants as it dries up the roots and does not hold moisture.
Feeding and Watering
Another important item to complete every 3-4 months is feeding your plants! Providing your plants and trees with some fertilizer will help them grow and flourish throughout the year. When watering your plants, we suggest watering trees and shrubs everyday, and ensuring all flowers receive a one minute shower to keep the roots wet.
We recommend weeding your garden beds as needed. This instantly improves the look of your garden. You can also cut back overgrown plants and trees for a fresh look.
Another thing to consider is plant placement in your yard. Make sure you pick the right plants for the right place! Some plants love full sun, while others only require partial sun. Placing plants in the correct location will determine their longevity and adaption to your overall yard design.