Landscape Design Myths: What's True and What's False

Hannah Mitchell

September 28, 2018

When it comes to revamping your landscape, it's important to know what's true and what's false. There are many components involved in your landscape design, so you should only have to worry about the things that matter!

Know the Facts

It can be overwhelming to start your landscape design project. Between trying to determine your look and budget, you can find yourself down a rabbit hole of landscaping myths found on the Internet.

Landscaping Myths

With so much information at our fingertips, you can sometimes find yourself unsure what's right and wrong about landscaping. We've outlined the most common landscape design myths to save you time and stress about your project.

"A Landscaping Plan Isn't Required"

One of the most important aspects of your landscape design is having a plan. Anyone that tells you otherwise will see negative effects of their unplanned landscape in the future. For example, not planning could cause you to plant too closely together or plant the wrong kind of plant for your climate. Having a plan keeps things within budget and allows for a well-developed landscape in the future.

"I Can Tackle This Project Myself"

The famous last words:  "I can do it myself." While there are some parts of landscaping that can be tackled by yourself, such as weeding and pruning, you should know when to hand it over to the professionals. The planning and installation of your landscape should be handled by those who have the experience and the manpower to ensure that your project is completed correctly. Trying to handle it yourself and installing incorrectly can lead to more costs and even loss of plants.

"Planting Can Only Occur in Spring"

This is a dangerous myth because it is so believable. While spring is typically the time when blooming and growth occurs, this logic can't be applied to all plants. Spring is also one step closer to summer and you don't want your new plants to dry up in the blazing sunshine. Fall is a great time to plant due to the more consistent temperatures. Trees also thrive better if planted in the fall.

"Trees Are Only Needed For Aesthetic Reasons"

Trees do a great job of adding life and statement to your new landscape. But they also serve a greater purpose than just being eye-catching. Trees provide shade for your home, yard, and plants and in turn, can even save you money on cooling costs.

"Problem Trees Just Need to Be Fertilized"

If you are looking to incorporate current trees in your new design, be sure that they are healthy. Throwing fertilizer on a tree that appears worse-for-wear is not solving the problem. There could be other factors attributing to the trees health including disease, need for more water, or there could be damage caused by a lawnmower. If the tree is too far gone, you should consider having it professionally removed.

Trust the Landscaping Professionals at LawnMore

Despite the myths, it's important to know what you are getting into with landscape design. Save yourself from stress and heartbreak by hiring professionals to tackle your landscaping. At LawnMore, we have the expertise and attention-to-detail to make sure your new landscape is just as beautiful as you imagine. Contact us today to receive a free consultation about your landscape design project.

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