Landscape maintenance can cover a broad range of tasks. And, as we know, in Camas, Washougal, and Vancouver, Washington, there is an abundance of tasks that can be performed throughout the year to improve your yard and landscape areas. In this post, we’ll discuss what a basic landscape maintenance package should include.
Mowing & Edging
The minimum service that a lawn care maintenance package should include is mowing and edging. Proper mowing keeps your lawn under control, looking pristine and gives the appearance of a well-manicured lawn. Furthermore, regular mowing ensures your yard is growing evenly and helps to minimize the chances of pests and disease. Likewise, edging gives your lawn a finished look; edging highlights the manicured look of your lawn and increase curb appeal.
Debris in your lawn can come from a variety of different sources; from trees dropping leaves and twigs, to wind carrying various trash items into your yard. Most landscapers will remove the debris created by mowing and edging your lawn. But a quality landscaper will also remove leaves and other fallen or wind-blown debris from your lawn as well. Sometimes, there is an over-abundance of debris and growth, so a full cleanup may be in order.
Blowing Off Lawn and Hardscapes
Blowing is another common service that should be included in your landscape maintenance package. Blowing fallen debris from your yard, which is then collected and removed, is a great way to not only improve the health of your lawn but also keep it looking its best. Hardscapes, such as patios, walkways, and decks, should all be blown off as well. Keeping hardscapes free from debris creates a well-cared for look for your entire yard; not to mention, removing these debris increases the safety of those who live at or visit your property, by removing tripping or slipping hazards.
Weeding is an extra service that most landscape providers include with their basic lawn care packages. Removing weeds or undesirable plants is a great way to keep your yard looking manicured. A lot of landscape companies will immediately turn to harsh chemicals to kill off weeds. Aside from the fact that these chemicals are not great for people, animals, or the environment, oftentimes the dead weeds are left in place, which never looks great. Urban Eden strives to avoid the use of chemicals, opting to, instead, remove them manually, with use of specialized tools or hand-pulling.
Pruning and Trimming
Another great service to have included in your landscape maintenance package is the trimming and pruning of bushes, shrubs, and trees. Pruning is the process that removes dead or unsightly parts of the plant, while trimming is the process of shaping the entire plant. Pruning and trimming should be done during the times when these plants are dormant, as to not shock or harm the plant. A well-trimmed shrub, bush, or tree further increases the healthy, cared-for look of any yard.
Urban Eden Landscaping provides all of these services to residents of Clark County. We strive to keep our clients happy and offer the best services and techniques available. Our landscape maintenance plans can be tailored to fit your needs. Urban Eden also offers other services outside of basic lawn maintenance as well. So, if you’re in need of any landscape service, call us today at (360)567-6399, contact us here, or fill out a free estimate request online.