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comments (0) May 14th, 2013 in gallery
IreneBellamy IreneBellamy, member
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Although most people may think that landscaping is amazingly easy and can't really messed up, we're here to tell you that isn't true. You see, landscaping is actually an art, but instead of using canvas and paint, you use trees, flowers, and artificial decorations. While most people understand the basics, there are a few mistakes that people make, time and time again. Don't let yourself make those very same mistakes!

1. Too Many Lawn Ornaments

One common mistake when landscaping Toronto is that they put way too many lawn ornaments out. Sure, fake frogs, plastic flamingos, and little garden gnomes are cute and all, but too many is a really bad idea. For one, it looks tacky, and for two, they're a huge distraction from the natural flora. Choose one little lawn ornament and that's it. It can be silly if you want, but only use one.

2. Cutting The Grass To Short

A common myth is that if you cut your grass shorter that you won't have to cut is often. This is false, and in fact, you can end up doing more harm than good. For example, if you cut the grass way too short, it could result in a bald patch on the lawn, which is just an invition for insects to come and spread disease on your lawn. Not to mention all of the nasty disease that come with things like mosquitoes and spiders and ticks. During the summer months you should let the lawn grow out a little longer so the soil is shaded. During the winter months, cut it just a little bit shorter so that sunlight can get to the soil.

3. Failing To Think About The Future

Here's a big one. People often forget about just how big the trees, shrubs, or flowers that they are planting are going to get. A tree that is planted in a small area but that is going to grow much larger can actually destroy a foundation, whether it be your house, garage, or shed. Some plants will simply fail to thrive after a certain point if they aren't given enough room to fully mature. Plus, crowded plants just look terrible, so make sure you think about how big your plants are going to get before you actually plant them.

4. Improper Watering

When doing your own landscaping Toronto, make sure you do your research to find out just how much water your plants actually need. Many home owners make the mistake of over or under watering their plants. If you over water your plants, you are literally drowning them, and washing all of the nutrients out of the soil. If you under water them, you're dehydrating them and they will slowly shrivel up. You have to keep a very delicate balance.

There you have it. Those are the things you need to keep in mind when doing your own landscaping design Toronto, or anywhere really. Good luck!

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