As a homeowner, property owner, or property manager, you are always dealing with the active challenge that is your landscape. Unfortunately, landscaping is not a job that can be done once and never thought about again. It is important to know the frequency of landscaping that is required to maintain and manage a beautiful landscape. For example, your lawn must be mowed every week during the growing season, or else it will look unkempt. Likewise, enhancements must be done every so often, and you must keep an eye out for weeds, pests, and disease, all across your landscape. With the many different services offered by landscaping companies, it can sometimes be confusing when it comes to timing. It is important to know what you need and when, so you can have said services performed on time. Many services are seasonal, and some are not. Here is exactly what you need to know.
Frequency of Landscaping: Weekly Services
The frequency of landscaping is very important to keep in mind. While this may seem rather self-explanatory, there are fundamental services that need to be performed on a weekly basis to ensure your landscape looks great. Mowing is an obvious example, as aforementioned, especially in the growing season. Perennial bed maintenance can also be performed on a weekly basis, especially if you want the most clean-cut look. The same can be said for shrubs and trees, especially on a spacious commercial property.
Both Spring and Fall
Now, due to the intense cold of the Chicago winter, there are a few landscaping services you will want to engage in before and after, in the fall and spring. Fertilization is one of the most prominent, for both your lawn and plant material. By fertilizing your lawn in the fall, you give it the nutrients it needs to store through the winter, and then a spring boost to incentivize healthy growth. The exact same applies to your plant material and trees. Aeration is another service that can be taken care of in the spring or fall, loosening up your soil for better airflow and nutrient distribution. Doing this allows for a better spread of fertilizer, and will generally improve the health of your lawn and soil. Spring and fall are also both great times to look into more intensive pruning of your shrubs and trees, getting rid of decaying and dead foliage.
Last but not least, in both spring and fall, you have the opportunity to engage in a property clean-up. This is handy if your landscape is full of debris, or you just need a fresh start.
Winter Time is Here
In the winter, your one worry should be snow and ice management. It is inevitable that your lawn and landscape will suffer through the intense cold, but if you engage in the proper spring services, it will pop right back up. Snow removal should be the priority, keeping your property safe and clean.
These last few services do not fall on a schedule, but can be utilized at all times. Specialized design-build or hardscape installation is a great way to add to your landscape. Sod Installation is another great service to consider if your lawn needs some renovation. Either way, these types of projects can be considered at any time, when you feel you are ready.
Pezza Landscape, Inc. is a full-service landscaping company proudly serving the greater Naperville area, including Warrenville, Wheaton, Winfield, Batavia, Geneva, St. Charles, and the surrounding communities. Give us a call at (630) 393-7373 or visit our website to get in touch.