Landscaping goes beyond the choice of vegetation cover. It looks at the relationship between your choice of plants and the ability to minimize the resources needed for effective landscape maintenance. It involves creating an outdoor environment that is conducive for you and that which protects the natural resources. Charlotte Landscaping provides sustainable solutions to enhance your outdoor space.
You can adopt the following landscaping practices to boost your lawn’s appearance and function.
Placement of vegetation cover
Vegetation cover such as trees provides water catchment areas and makes your landscape ecofriendly. They also prevent your home from adverse climatic conditions such as strong winds. Trees reduce the impact of wind and can prevent your home structures from damage.
Trees help you save on air conditioning costs during the hot seasons as they provide a shade that regulates the amount of heat and light that gets into your house. Your contractor will help you identify the best location for tree placement and the ideal size, depending on the area topography.
Use of Native Plants
When considering how to restructure your landscape, it is important to pay attention to the native plants available in your region and understand what you can use. The preparation exercise for restructuring involves collecting soil samples for testing to find out the best native plants you can use for your lawn.
It is also important to make the right choices of plants to minimize the likelihood of failure. When planting native vegetation cover, it is commendable to make a planting hole that is wide enough and ensure that the root is in level with the ground and not above.
Prevention of erosion
The structure of your landscape should keep the soil intact and prevent it from runoff and erosion. Proper design of your lawn provides a good drainage system and allows harnessing of rainwater for reuse. It also helps make use of the natural light for good aeration.
Landscapes that cover a large geographical area may be challenging to control soil erosion. It is, therefore, crucial to adopt landscaping methods that allow combined seed, water, and fertilizer to create manure that promotes healthy vegetation.
Fertilizer application helps your landscape plant cover to grow and thrive in all seasons. You can ensure that your lawn has a rich supply of fertilizer by recycling food substances through composting. It is a process that reduces food wastage and enriches the soil with the necessary nutrients.
Composting also helps you save on the cost of purchasing fertilizer and helps your lawn have healthy and beautiful plants.
Use of fertilizers and pesticides
Eco-friendly landscaping emphasizes the use of natural resources and reduced use of treated fertilizers and pesticides. Some fertilizers are harmful both to the environment and your health. They release chemicals into the atmosphere that lead to air pollution. The chemicals could also get their way into the soil and water through infiltration, resulting in contamination of water bodies.
Prolonged exposure to pesticides can lead to serious health problems and increase the chances of developing cancers and other forms of illnesses. Organic farming and crop rotation are some of the practices you can adopt to eliminate the use of fertilizers and pesticides.