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Regenerating Your Landscaping: 3 Top Tips

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If you are concerned about the condition of the lawns and other landscaping features such as trees, hedges and flowers on your property, you should read on to find out how you can regenerate the area. 

Consider the types of things you are attempting to grow

Consider the type of grass, trees and plants which are currently present. If some of them appear to be struggling to survive, this could have less to do with your landscaping and plant care skills and more to do with the fact that they are not the right type of plants and trees and grasses for the local climate. For example, if you are planting fescue grass and it is exposed to the heat and light of the Australian summer, it is likely to yellow regardless of how well you water it. By asking a landscaping company to install buffalo grass and other plants and trees which are better suited to the heat of Australia, you can drastically improve the look of the landscaping on your property.

Consider the condition of the soil

If the plants which form part of your landscaping are the correct type for the local conditions and climate, you should turn your attention to the condition of the soil. Professional landscaping companies can take samples of soil from your property which will be analysed in a laboratory. The lab tests will establish the exact composition of the soil. You will be able to access a report which details of the potassium, phosphorous and nitrogen in the soil. Each one of these minerals are vital to the successful growth of plants and trees.

If the testing detects that the soil is deficient in one of these minerals, you should add some additional topsoil to the ground. For example, if the soil is low in nitrogen, you can buy a bag of nitro topsoil which contains high levels of nitrogen. Simply spread this soil onto the top of the area in which you are growing plants and then turn over the soil, so the nitro soil mixes with the existing earth.

Remember to aerate the ground

The final part of maintaining the organic parts of your landscaping project involves aerating the ground using a pitchfork. By walking along and pressing the prongs of a pitchfork into the ground, you can create holes so air can enter the soil. The holes also allow moisture to drain down deep into the soil.

If you would like further advice, you should contact a landscaping company today.