Maintaining an acreage landscape can feel like an overwhelming and daunting task. With so much ground to cover, it is often difficult to know where to start. From mowing and weeding to pruning and mulching, there is a lot to consider. Fortunately, there are some simple tips that can help you keep your acreage landscape looking its best. These five tips are designed to ensure that your yard stays healthy and beautiful, no matter the size. By following these tips, you can keep your acreage landscape looking its best without spending too much time or money. So, let’s get started!
The first step to keeping your acreage landscape looking its best is to maintain your mowing routine. Mowing is the most essential part of keeping your landscape well maintained, and it can get quite expensive if you don’t do it correctly. Therefore, it’s important to have a regular mowing routine. Ideally, you should mow your grass every two weeks during the spring, summer, and autumn, and once a month during winter. Finding the right mowing routine can be a bit of a trial and error process, so make sure you keep notes. It’s also important to use the right mower for the job. You should make sure that you have the appropriate mower for the size of your property. Using a mower that is too small can lead to messy mowing and will take much longer to finish.
Fertilise and Weed
Fertilising your acreage landscape is a great way to keep your soil healthy and promote new growth. It is most effective to fertilise your soil in the spring and autumn. Before fertilising, it is important to test your soil to find out what nutrients are missing. Once you know what your soil needs, you can then add the correct amount of fertiliser. It is also important to know when to stop fertilising your soil. Over-fertilising your soil can have detrimental effects. It can lead to an increase in weeds, as well as a reduction in the quality of your plants.
For acreage properties, you’ll need to have an efficient way to fertilise. You can for instance purchase a lawn spreader to help cover large areas of turf. This will give you an even spread that will prevent you burning spots of lawn with too much fertiliser or neglecting other spots. Make sure you follow the instructions for your fertliser for watering.
Turftek (link below) offer plans that maintain soil health through customised plans to fertilise and herbicide your lawn for optimal health.
Weeding is another essential part of maintaining an acreage landscape. Not only does it keep your plants healthy, but weeds can also be unsightly and smother your plants. You can prevent weeds from taking over your yard by cultivating your soil regularly. Cultivating your soil is a great way to remove weeds and maintain healthy soil. If you have hedges, look out for weed species that creep by looking similar to your hedge plant. Remove weed species from lawns to prevent them taking over. Depending on your grass type, you should be able to use herbicides. Please note that some turf layers use broadleaf grasses, which means you can’t use a broadleaf herbicide to control weeds on these lawns.
Prune and Trim
Keeping your plants pruned and trimmed will help them grow better and look better. It will also keep them healthy by preventing disease. Prune your plants in the spring as they begin to grow. You can prune them any way you like, but it is best to prune them early in the year to prevent disease. If you are unsure when and how to prune your plants, it is best to check with your local garden centre. They will have advice on the best time to prune your plants and the best way to do it. Trimming your plants can be done throughout the year. However, it is best to wait until your plants begin to flower to avoid stunting their growth.
When it comes to hedge trimming, you want to keep up the maintenance on them. It gets harder to maintain hedges after they get out of control. We can recommend our yard clean-ups for anyone who has an unruly mess they need to bring under control.
Make sure you keep weed species out of your hedge. If they’re allowed to grow, they’ll leave big holes in the hedge when they’re removed.
Mulching your plants is a great way to protect your soil and keep your plants healthy. It is also a cheap and easy way to improve the appearance of your yard. There are many different types of mulch you can use, such as bark, hay, or compost. It is best to use organic mulch as this will feed your soil and keep your plants healthy. It is also a good idea to use a weed barrier underneath your mulch to keep weeds from growing. If you want to increase the aesthetic appeal of your yard, you can also use decorative mulch. Using mulch is an easy way to protect your soil and keep your plants looking their best. It is also very affordable and can be replaced as needed.
There are many reasons for mulch your garden, as outlined in the video below.
Keep it Irrigated
Keeping your plants well irrigated is the best way to keep them healthy. It is important to keep your plants well hydrated in the summer months. These are the months when the ground is warm and dry and can harm your plants. If you struggle to maintain a watering routine, it is best to purchase an automatic irrigation system to save time and energy. An irrigation system can be initially costly, but it is well worth the investment. It will save you time and energy and keep your plants healthy. Additionally, you can set it up so that your plants are watered even when you aren’t home.
When it comes to maintaining an acreage landscape, it can seem like a lot of work. However, with these five tips, you can keep your yard looking its best without spending too much time or money. And if it all seems to much, talk to us about our acreage maintenance services.