Landscape Tips Burnsville10 Landscape Tips From a Burnsville MN Landscaping Service Provider

Top 10 Landscaping Tips from Fredrickson Lawn And Landscape of Burnsville MN

Weeding And Mulching Flowerbeds

For flower beds, we generally mulch the entire area with the best mulch for your look and soil conditions. For example, a pine back mulch will decay more quickly than a cedar mulch, is rich in nutrients, and may make your soil more acidic. For individual plants, such as trees, the mulched area should extend at least 3 to 6 feet out from the base. It is advisable to pull the mulch 1 to 2 inches from the base of perennials and small plants to keep your weeds down and prevent bark decay.
cutting grass for your landscape needs

Just the Right Height to Cut Your Grass

A lawn looks best when trimmed and well maintained. Maintaining a beautiful, thick lawn is much more than just trimming. Over cutting or undercutting of the grass of your lawn can affect the growth rate of the grass and the overall health of the lawn. A general green thumb rule, would be to cut 1/3 of your lawn’s height each time, keeping around two inches of height so the roots don’t dry out. We understand grass types and seasons that determine the right cut for you each time.

Fredridckson Lawn And Landscape: Care for Shrubs

Caring for Landscape Shrubs

Most Spring flowering shrubs should be pruned immediately following bloom. Some only provide blooms on old growth, meaning, they only produce blooms on last year’s branches. Know your varieties for best care. Shrub roses perform best if you wait until spring to prune them. Clear plant and winter debris from around the base of your shrubs as debris can harbor diseases over the winter.

Fredrickson Lawn And Landscape: Out door living spaces

Landscape Hideaway Outdoor Living Spaces

We will help you design an overall look and feel you want your hideaway to have. Whether large or small, a great design insures you will enjoy and use your hideaway for years to come. A small space can be taken in almost at a glance; we maximize it’s effect. Fredrickson Lawn And Landscape’s attention to detail and excellence will complete your project on time, while adding to your curb appeal and property value. The above fireplace is made with Belgard products.
Dethatching your landscape with Fredrickson Lawn Landscape

Your Lawn’s Roots: Dethatching

We help you know the health of your lawn’s root system. A little thatch improves the wear tolerance of a lawn, too much can harbor disease organisms and insects that could make your lawn more susceptible to damage from disease and drought. A soil test will tell if it is too alkaline or acidic. Fredrickson Lawn And Landscape’s professional approach will help you determining your landscape needs.

When and How to Water

Watering deeply and consistently once or twice a week is better than watering more often. Mornings are better to discourage nighttime pest activity. Or water just before the sun sets so the grass blades have a chance to dry off before the cool of the night. Use soaker hoses to prevent water evaporation and target thirty plants.

10 Landscaping Tips with Full Lawn and Landscaping Care Information.

1) Weeding And Mulching…

For flower beds, we generally mulch the entire area with the best mulch for your look and soil conditions. For example, a pine back mulch will decay more quickly than a cedar mulch, is rich in nutrients, and may make your soil more acidic. For individual plants, such as trees, the mulched area should extend at least 3 to 6 feet out from the base. It is advisable to pull the mulch 1 to 2 inches from the base of perennials and small plants to keep your weeds down and prevent bark decay.

2) The Right Height To Cut Your Grass…

A lawn looks best when trimmed and well maintained. Maintaining a beautiful, thick lawn is much more than just trimming. Over cutting or undercutting of the grass of your lawn can affect the growth rate of the grass and the overall health of the lawn. A general green thumb rule, would be to cut 1/3 of your lawn’s height each time, keeping around two inches of height so the roots don’t dry out. We understand grass types and seasons that determine the right cut for you each time. Be sure to schedule your lawn landscape maintenance.

3) Caring For Landscape Shrubs…

Most Spring flowering shrubs should be pruned immediately following bloom. Some only provide blooms on old growth, meaning, they only produce blooms on last year’s branches. Know your varieties for best care. Shrub roses perform best if you wait until spring to prune them. For fall clean-up, Clear plant and winter debris from around the base of your shrubs as debris can harbor diseases over the winter. Ask Fredrickson Lawn And Landscape to fertilize your shrubs along with your lawn fertilizing.

4) Creating Hidaway Outdoor Living Spaces…

We will help you design an overall look and feel you want your hideaway to have. Whether large or small, a great design insures you will enjoy and use your hideaway for years to come. A small space can be taken in almost at a glance; we maximize it’s effect. Fredrickson Lawn And Landscape’s attention to detail and excellence will complete your project on time, while adding to your curb appeal and property value. Retaining walls are perfect for privacy and separation of landscape areas.

5) Your Lawn’s Roots: Dethatching…

We help you know the health of your lawn’s root system. A little thatch improves the wear tolerance of a lawn, too much can harbor disease organisms and insects that could make your lawn more susceptible to damage from disease and drought. A soil test will tell if it is too alkaline or acidic. Fredrickson Lawn And Landscape’s professional approach will help you determining whether or not you need dethatching and when.

6) How And When To Water…

Watering deeply and consistently once or twice a week is better than watering more often. Mornings are better to discourage nighttime pest activity. Or water just before the sun sets so the grass blades have a chance to dry off before the cool of the night. Use soaker hoses to prevent water evaporation and target thirty plants. Contact Fredrickson Lawn And Landscape to install an irrigation system if desired for easy and consistent watering.

7) Chose The Right Planting For The Location…

Proper site selection means planting shrubs and perennials in the correct area of your landscape that grants them the best opportunity to flourish. You’ll save yourself some maintenance and money later if you make wise site-selection choices for your plants to begin with. Consider the amount of sun/shade, moist/dry, acidity/alkalinity soil conditions they prefer.

8) If You Are Selling Your Home Soon…

Set up a lawn maintenance plan to nourish the grass For truly lush turf. While you can green up the lawn with just a single application, plan for a year ahead of anticipated results with full service fertilization, pest protection, weed control, over-seeding thin areas, and watering for optimally results. If you are planning to sell your home, you will find it well worth the curb appeal gained.

9) Consider The Use Of Your Landscape…

If you are in a high traffic area, or want to encourage children to play, begin with grass seed that stands up to traffic or consider a pebbled area. Extending your patio will give you more entertaining space and extra seating for special dinning moments. Or consider adding a roof over your patio to extend your outdoor enjoyment when more shade or protection from rain is needed. Add a pool with a paved surround or pergola for fun and relaxation.

10) Seasonal Landscape Clean-ups…

Smothered grass is less disease resilient and may even die completely. Removing decaying leaves and debris decreases chances of harboring disease or pests. Re-mulch, trim sidewalks, replace missing edging, etc. and make plans to enjoy your outdoor living spaces. Schedule your spring clean-up to prepare your lawn for the heat ahead, or fall clean-up to protect from winter’s cold.

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