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Essential Lawn And Garden Care Tips For New Homeowners

Mar 7, 2024Landscaping

lawn and garden care

As you embark on this new and exciting journey, it is important to not forget about your outdoor space, ensuring you learn to take care of your new lawn and garden or hire professionals like Stoneman Landscaping to do so for you.

A well-maintained outdoor space not only enhances the beauty of your property but also provides an enjoyable and relaxing environment.

The team at Stoneman Landscaping is here to guide you through some essential lawn and garden care tips tailored for new homeowners in Northern Virginia.

If you have any further questions and enquiries please do not hesitate to contact us on (703) 772-9790

Understand Your Soil and Climate

Before beginning any garden project, it is important to understand what type of soil you have and the local climate conditions.

In Northern Virgina, it is recommended to choose plants for your garden that can thrive in our type of environment.

Consult with our experts at Stoneman Landscaping for more plant recommendations that will flourish in your new garden.

Start with Proper Lawn Care

A lush green lawn sets the foundation for a beautiful outdoor space. This can be achieved through regular mowing, watering, and feeding.

Mow at the right height for your grass type, typically not cutting more than one-third of the grass blade at a time.

For strong root growth it is recommended to deeply water your lawn infrequently.

For help with developing a maintenance plan for your lawn, contact Stoneman Landscaping at (703) 772-9790.

Plan Your Garden Layout

Want to customize your new garden to your liking? Here at Stoneman Landscaping, we can help you design your dream garden.

It is important to consider establishing a balance between hardscape elements like pathways and seating areas, and softscape elements like flowers, shrubs, and trees to create a space you will love and enjoy.

In the design process we can think about how the space will evolve throughout the seasons and how different plants will complement each other in terms of colors, heights, and textures.

High or Low Maintenance Plants?

Do you love to spend your spare time caring for your garden and sprucing up the space?

Or do you prefer a garden that still looks beautiful but for the most part, takes care of itself?

It is important you consider which category you fall into when selecting the plants for your garden.

If you have plenty of time to care for your garden then you may be able to opt for more high maintenance plants such as roses, hydrangeas and gardenias.

However if you are like most people, you may not have much time to care for your plants.

Therefore, it is important to select plants for your garden that are relatively easy to care for such as native plants and those well-adapted to Northern Virgina’s climate.

Whichever route you choose, the team at Stoneman Landscaping are happy to help you select which plants are right for you and provide regular maintenance.

Mulching for Moisture Retention

Mulching is key to maintaining a healthy garden.

Apply a layer of organic mulch such as sugar cane mulch, cyprus mulch or compost around your plants to help retain soil moisture, suppress weeds, and regulate soil temperature.

This simple step can significantly reduce the need for frequent watering and weeding.

Prune and Trim Regularly

Proper pruning and trimming not only keep your plants looking tidy but also encourage healthy growth.

Additionally, trimming can shape plants and promote better air circulation, which is crucial for preventing fungal issues.

Keep an eye out for dead or diseased branches and remove them to prevent the spread of diseases.

Consider Professional Services

Your new home’s outdoor space is a canvas waiting for your personal touch.

While embracing the joys of gardening, remember that expert assistance is always available.

Stoneman Landscaping offers professional lawn and garden care services that can save you time and ensure your outdoor space remains stunning all year round.

From regular maintenance to seasonal cleanups, we’ve got you covered.

For more information visit our services page and book a quote or call us on (703) 772-9790.


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