Tips for Watering a Container Garden
Keep your container gardens looking lush and vibrant all season long with these simple watering tips.
- Water! Water! Water! Don’t forget about it.
- Don’t wait for plants to begin to wilt before watering – always water before plant stress occurs.
- Make sure to water enough to see it drain out the bottom of the container.
- Water in the morning whenever possible. This minimizes water loss due to evaporation and deters fungal diseases, slugs and other pests
Choosing the Right Landscape Gardener / Garden Designer
Choosing a landscape gardener, or a garden designer, can be a daunting task. It’s hard enough deciding on what changes you want to make to your yard, let alone choosing the right person for the job.
Here are some helpful tips for selecting a garden designer or landscape designer:
- Choose a company that has expertise in BOTH garden design and landscaping. Every project, big or small, requires a great design AND excellent installation.
- Get an idea of the garden designer’s style. Make sure that their projects show a variety of designs and ideas. They should be able to provide you with an online portfolio of their work.
- Schedule a consultation. The designer needs to see exactly what you want, in person, before giving an accurate price quote.
- Understand that cheaper does not mean better – by trying to cut costs with garden design and landscaping, you will be paying for it later.
- Know which areas of your yard get the most and least sun. Different plants will thrive in full-sun vs shade. An experienced designer will create a gorgeous garden based on the correct sun exposure of your garden area.
Lawn Care Tips
Here are a few elements to consider to properly care for your lawn … or you could just hire the professionals at TNT Landscaping & Excavation to keep your lawn beautiful all season long!
- Mowing regularly with a sharp blade at an even height
- Not mowing when the lawn is wet
- Removing no more than 30% to 40% of the plant tissue
Tick Prevention Tips
Lyme disease and other tick related illnesses are on the rise in Connecticut, according to State agencies research. Suggestions from the CDC include:
- Reduce vegetation overgrowth near patios, pools, and areas pets and children play
- Spray borders and edges of lawn and yard areas with acaricides or organics
- Reduce deer traffic in your yard