Desert Landscaping Henderson
Desert Landscaping - Ways To Keep It Clean
Desert landscaping has become increasingly popular in America and especially so in the driest state of them all - our very own Nevada!
Everyone wants a garden that looks magnificent without spending a fortune and constant maintenance expenses. One of the major benefits of having a desert landscape is the year-round greenery it offers to your garden.
Having plants that maintain a level of consistency all year reduces costs and maintenance while looking in tip top condistion at the same time.
But like in all areas of life, having a desert landscape is not the silver bullet, it’s not the solution to all gardening problems.
There still remain a couple of definite issues that are ever-present when dealing with these types of landscapes.
One of the prominent issues is time.
Time makes leaves fall and weeds grow and can turn your paradise retreat into a messy nightmare.
But don't worry, we've outlined some tips that will help you maintain the garden you always wanted.
1. Get rid of the weeds as soon as possible
When it comes to dry soil and climates, weeds are the light-weight champion.
They specialize in retaining water and looking horrible in your garden. Since grass and fertile land is hard to maintain in a dry climate, weeds will naturally be present and will grow everywhere.
Although one might argue that there are ways to keep them at bay, constant care and attention is required. This is where you (or us!) come into play.
Many people figure that they should just leave the weeds growing until they swarm and then kill them using chemicals.
While that might seem to work in the short-term it will actually create more problems in the long-run.
Using low quality herbicides will kill off the rest of your garden together with the weeds and actually won’t stop weeds from springing back up again.
Some approach the problem in eco-friendlier ways, devising natural herbicides composed of salt, vinegar and boiling water. That might seem to work better than herbicides but salt actually makes the soil barren and should never be used in your garden.
It could perhaps work well between concrete cracks and the like, but it is still not a solution.
Weeds sprout right after rain, and that’s the time when you should focus your energy. Get yourself a pair of gloves while the soil is still moist and start working on it.
They will be easy to pull out because of the rain. It is also advised to keep a sharp knife in the kitchen for this occasion. If you don’t feel like removing the weeds completely, you can still chop the tops off.
2. Use a versatile leaf blower
Another big problem is leaves getting stuck everywhere.
Foliage and petals can accumulate in tough spots between rocks and sometimes using a rake and a simple leaf blower doesn’t do the job.
Using a more powerful blower can actually take care of some stubborn cases and can be a possible solution if the situation isn’t difficult.
For example, using a backpack blower might take care of leaves between rocks and crevices. But at times even powerful leaf blowers can run into obstacles when the leaves won't budge.
Another option is to use a Shredder Vacuum/Blower. They do a fair job of sucking up leaves from in between rocks and shredding them to a more manageable format.
Keep in mind the quality of the product you buy when it comes to such devices.
You don’t want a Vacuum/Blower whose important parts are made of plastic. Since rocks and pebbles are everywhere in a desert landscape garden that might result in problems and having to buy the blower time and time again.
3. Prune when appropriate
Having a desert landscape garden removes most of pruning chores but it doesn’t eliminate it totally.
If you have desert trees or plants, then they probably do not need particular attention the first year or two.
This waiting period also assures you that the plants will grow healthy and have enough nutrients so they can look their best.
But after a while even low maintenance plants will start to require some level of attention. When dead or diseased branches start to appear then it is time to take action.
Start by thinking of what you want to accomplish. The secret to pruning is carefully removing only branches that you need to.
Excessive pruning leads to weaker plants, or even withering. If you want to control growth or even direct it, then think beforehand what you want your garden to look like.
The first branches that need to be gotten rid of are the diseased or weakened ones.
Always keep in mind that you need to keep the space comfortable and spacious. This is particularly important when it comes to walkways or driveways.
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The quality of a garden is often revealed by how well it is cleaned and maintained.
Everything looks fantastic when it’s new, but it’s the care and energy you invest that will make it look splendid and stand out from the rest.
This is by no means an easy task, but one that is worth the time and effort.
Weeds, stuck leaves and dead branches are prominent and annoying problems when it comes to desert landscaping clean ups.
But nevertheless, cleaning up a can be quite enjoyable as you see your garden coming to life again. Desert landscapes make for beautiful and exotic gardens and investing in it has enjoyable returns.
So keep in mind to take care of weeds at the right times, use efficient leaf blowers and figure out when and what you need to prune.
Remember, the key to an amazing garden is constant vigilance. Don’t get discouraged by the amount of work and if you ever need help or advice of any kind, contact us on 702-803-3383 and we’ll be glad to offer assistance in any way we possibly can.
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