Landscape maintenance is to maintain the improved appearance of an area of land, a highway, etc. by way of planting trees, shrubs, or grass, or altering the contours of the ground.
The heat of summer has arrived, and your landscape is feeling it! To keep your landscape beautiful throughout the hot summer months it is crucial to water your lawn and gardens appropriately. While your outdoor water usage will rise during the summer months, it does not have to cost you a fortune. Understanding what your landscape needs and smart watering can keep your landscape green and healthy well into the fall. Sunrise Landscape and Design offers the following information and tips. How Much to Water Grassy areas need an average of 1 to 1.5 inches of water per week to stay green and lush. This water can come from either irrigation or rainfall, but it is important that your lawn gets a good drink. Depending on the types of plants and flowers you have, landscaped areas have varying needs when it comes to water. It is essential to learn about your plants and their sunlight and water requirements. For example, turf grasses tend to consume the most water compared to other plants, and newer plants or trees will need more frequent watering than established ones. Shady areas that don't get much sunlight may not require as much water or frequency. Be sure to incorporate mulch around shrubs and plants to help minimize evaporation, inhibit weed growth and prevent erosion. You should provide enough water that the soil isn’t dried out within an hour or two of watering. You also don’t want puddles or extreme sogginess-- this means you are overwatering the soil which can be just as bad as under watering. Landscape Watering Tips Take advantage of irrigation systems. Newer automatic irrigation systems or sprinkler sets can help make your watering