Recently we have received quite a few calls about landscape design and landscape maintenance in Santa Rosa. Not if you have noticed but there are a lot of new homes being built, sold, rebuilt because of the fires that the poor city of Santa Rosa had to deal with. That said, with the new homes comes the need to create a new landscape. There are also quite a few homes that require yard maintenance due to the fires as well. Some homes were unscathed by the fires but the landscape was destroyed. Creating new landscapes can be expensive so we here at Santa Rosa Landscaper wanted to blog about how you, the homeowner can perhaps save a little money when you are redesigning, recreating, or maintaining your landscape.
First, when you are looking to buy new plants and trees make sure you do not overbuy. Pay close attention to how big the plants and trees will be when they mature and make sure you have allotted enough space for your new friends. This will help you by spending less on the flora you don’t need saving you money, and you will not be overcrowding your yard. Also, take the opportunity to stop by garage sales estate sales. Often you can find used plants that are just as good as new plants and save quite a bit of money in the process. Side note, my wife spent $600 on an indoor palm! 3 weeks later I found the same palm at an estate sale for $50. Make sure you compare prices as well of the different nurseries because prices can be very different from one nursery to the next. We like to shop at King’s Nursery because they have great prices and excellent customer service. And not that we are trying to dissuade you from hiring a landscaper in Santa Rosa, but take the time to read through magazines like Better Homes & Gardens, and cut out pictures of landscapes that you like. Also, don’t be afraid to get inspiration from your neighbors. Often the beauty we are searching for is right beneath our noses.
On a more scientific note, it is important to test the quality of your soil. Plants and trees all have their own, different likes and dislikes when it comes to soil. By knowing what your soil content is, you can avoid planting something that may not thrive or die in the soil environment you have, which will save you a lot of money, time, and frustration in the long run. Pay specific attention to the pH of your soil as well because if it is not right, your plants will be unable to absorb nutrients. As a rule of thumb, this Santa Rosa Landscaper always likes to add manure to the soil.
One last tip, and that is to remove the weed in your garden. They take nutrients away from your plants and make it more difficult for them to grow and thrive.
I hope you have found some of this information useful. Landscaping can be a lot of work. If you need assistance with yard maintenance, landscape maintenance, or landscape design, give us a call at 707-229-0808 or visit us as http://santarosalandscaper.com. We look forward to being your local landscaper in Santa Rosa.