Landscape maintenance is not just cutting the lawn once a week!
As a landscape installer, I have seen some expensive projects out of control 5 to 10 years after installation. People need to maintain their perennials, shrubs,trees, mulch, edger, water features etc. to protect their investment.
Once a garden or complete landscape project is installed, either the homeowner or a landscape contractor specializing in maintaining landscapes should be utilized.
If maintenance is done on a yearly basis, the landscape will be healthy and attractive those 5 to 10 yearsa later and a complete renovation can be avoided.
Starting a maintenance program right away limits labor invested because a snip here and there, two or three times a year is generally all that’s needed.
Starting to reclaim a landscape 5 to 10 years after installation – well that’s another story.
Self education, training and contractor servivces are money and time well spent.
By the way, we are one of those contractors who can help educate or provide those services!