Are you interested in creating and growing a garden but don’t know where to begin? It’s frequently a good idea to learn what not to do first! Here are five landscaping blunders you should avoid:

Avoid Ground Covers That Can Overrun Your Yard

Ground covers are low-growing plants that are meant to cover ground in your garden that is currently covered by weeds. Many homeowners, for example, have discovered after the fact that English ivy has a propensity to spread rapidly. Ground covers that thrive in shade are among the most dangerous offenders.

Avoid Rushing Into Using Mulch

Mulch is a simple and efficient approach to enhancing the appearance of your garden. However, if you make mistakes when selecting mulch or using it in your yard, there can be severe ramifications, from causing plant injury to necessitating additional work. When used around a variety of plants, a poor choice for use among them might be ideal for others, and tiny pebbles in mulch may be deadly.

Avoid Pruning Until The Recommended Date 

When it comes to using their pruning shears outside and “keeping up” with their bushes, many backyard gardeners consider themselves meticulous. They next wonder, “Why didn’t my flowering quince blossom this year?” It’s conceivable that the time you trimmed it has something to do with it. Make an effort to figure out when to trim shrubs properly.

Avoid Only Thinking About One Season

Shrubs are often used to embellish driveways, as they can complement your home. It’s critical to keep in mind that seasonal changes must be considered at all times. Next February, a suitable planting for May might become a blunder owing to weather conditions or other factors. With just a little effort, a shrub planted too close to the road may be damaged by a snow plow.

Avoid Trying To Do It Yourself

Always be sure to correctly assess your abilities before beginning any hardscaping projects. Discretion is important, and it’s sometimes best to call in the experts. If your entire landscape needs an update and you don’t have the skills or motivation to do it yourself, you may want to consider hiring expert help.

Landscape edging is an easy way to make your lawn look crisp, finished, and well-taken care of! At Elite Development Group, we make it easy with upscale monthly maintenance services for your home and garden. Contact us today and let the professionals keep your landscaping looking great all year round!