If you don’t naturally have a knack for gardening, summer landscaping in Toronto can be very challenging to figure out on your own. The constantly unpredictable and ever-changing weather patterns are hard to keep up with and each day presents new obstacles to create a beautiful outdoor space for you and your family to enjoy. With the help of a professional landscaping company, however, you can achieve your dream of having an idyllic and personalized outdoor sanctuary.
Summer Landscaping Do’s and Don’ts
Landscaping experts have a few different rules of thumb that they follow when trying to navigate through the endless barrage of weather and environmental changes in Toronto. From the heavy smog effects caused by a mixture of pollution and humidity in the air, to the will-it-won’t-it-rain temperaments of Mother Nature, Toronto weather isn’t always ideal for planting and maintaining a scenic landscape. Here are some helpful summer landscaping tips and ideas to help keep your garden in bloom this season.
Do Create a Well-Thought Out Plan
Gardening takes a lot of work and careful planning, especially if you happen to like a lot of high-maintenance plants. It’s important to come up with a foolproof blueprint of where everything needs to go so that your plants can get the optimal amount of sunlight and water that will help them thrive.
Do Ask a Professional
Even if you will be working with or hiring a professional gardener, you should always conceive a general idea of what you want your garden to look like and try to work toward that. Asking a professional landscaper will help you gain a better idea of what’s feasible and what isn’t. Sometimes, it’s even a good idea to get a second opinion.
Do Water Only When It’s Absolutely Necessary
Overwatering can actually drown your plants and cause them to fight over the water supply you provide. Some plants are greedier than others and will absorb all of the water in the soil, causing other plants to become dehydrated. While it makes sense to use a timed sprinkler system, you should always account for rainfall and remember to turn your sprinklers off on days when there might be a downpour.
Don’t Cut Your Lawn Too Short
The general rule of thumb when it comes to mowing your lawn is to do so on a regular basis—about 1-2 times per week. You should always use freshly sharpened blades to make a clean cut and only cut about 1/3rd of each blade. You might think that cutting your lawn shorter will reduce the need to do it as often and therefore, result in less work for you. Actually, the shorter you cut your grass, the less healthy it’ll be.
Don’t Constantly Walk All Over Your Grass
Sometimes, it’s unavoidable to walk on your grass, especially when you need to get from one side of your yard to the other or if you’re having a cookout with a lot of guests. But, it’s generally a bad idea to allow high traffic on your lawn. Grass can become easily trampled, especially in high temperatures, and this will cause it to turn yellow or brown very quickly.
Don’t Become Discouraged
Planting and cultivating a garden is hard work and it takes a lot of determination to learn the ropes. If at first you don’t succeed, keep trying. Ask for help if you have to, or, better yet, hire an experienced landscaper who is extremely familiar with Toronto and the GTA.
The landscaping experts at Forever Green Lawn & Landscape Inc. have over 20 years of experience in creating and cultivating beautiful residential and commercial outdoor landscapes in Toronto and the GTA. For more information about our company or to book a complementary consultation with us, please call (905) 454-0875 or email email@example.com.