Choose The Right Soil
One of the most important things you can do to ensure the vegetation in your landscape is healthy is to set up your soil correctly. Plants are just like people when it comes to keeping them growing strong — whatever soil you plant in, you need to make sure there are vitamins and minerals present to promote healthy growth. When soil is nutrient-rich, it encourages plants to grow their roots deeper. This causes them to be less susceptible to drying up and dying out and will provide a strong anchor for your landscaping to remain looking as healthy and beautiful for as long as possible.
Pick Your Plants Wisely
Landscaping in Tulsa can seem to be a little challenging on the surface due to the hot summer months filled with inconsistent precipitation. Selecting plants based on their ability to thrive in hotter conditions is paramount, and many types of edible plants do well in Tulsa — namely heirloom tomato varieties like Arkansas traveler and Cherokee purple. Flower species that have big open blooms also do well because they allow pollinating insects like bees and butterflies to land on them. We offer a number of landscaping options for your Tulsa-area home, so don’t hesitate to reach out and let us help you keep your vegetation looking healthy year-round.
Know How To Water Effectively
One of the most common reasons landscape plants can die is watering — both underwatering and overwatering. New plants have different requirements for watering and need to be checked every few days in the first couple of weeks post-planting. It is also recommended that you water your soil before planting for the first time. This will cause the ground to get damp and muddy whichwill give your plants a solid foundation to thrive in from the get-go. Doing so will encourage downward root growth and it will also keep the soil deeper down damp which is important for healthy growth.
However, overwatering can result if the soil isn’t allowed to dry out a bit before watering your plants more. The best time to water is in the morning so your landscape can absorb enough water before the day gets hotter and your soil suffers from water evaporation. Get in touch with one of our Tulsa lawn care experts for more specific recommendations regarding your landscaping property.
Pest And Weed Control
Pest and weed control are also vital in promoting healthy landscaping year-round. Luckily, landscaping in Tulsa offers some natural pest control in the form of ladybugs and other insects that will eat pests like aphids and spider mites. If you’re planting edible plants or herbs as a part of your landscaping, leaning toward more natural pest control will keep harmful insecticides off of your plants. Effective weed control will also prevent invasive species of plants from encroaching on your landscaping, leeching vital resources like vitamins, minerals, and water from your soil. Lawnovations offers plenty of weed and pest control services for your property in Tulsa to keep your plants looking healthy!
Lawnovations has proudly served the Tulsa area and is locally owned and operated. We offer a wide range of lawn care and landscaping services that will keep your plants looking healthy and green for years to come. Get in touch with us today and let us partner with you to keep your future looking green and bright!