What Is Landcare And Why It Matters For Property Owners
July 7, 2022
What is landcare? Landscape and property maintenance, including full-service lawn, tree, shrub, and garden maintenance.
Landcare is a vital part of maintaining the beauty and health of your property. If you are looking for a top-notch, experienced landcare service, look no further than Your Way Property Services! We have years of experience in everything from mowing, edging, and blowing grass clippings off surfaces and sidewalks/driveways to pruning shrubs/trees, weeding flower beds/lawns weekly, or bi-weekly depending on the growth rate, etc.
Top-notch landcare involves full-service lawn maintenance. It means having your lawn mowed and edged, trimming the hedges and bushes, removing weeds from flower beds, fertilizing your lawn and trees, and more.
Landcare upkeep also includes a clean and tidy landscape. That means raking leaves from the yard every fall so they don’t pile up in your tree canopies or on top of your garden beds come springtime. Or worse yet, block the sunshine from reaching important plants like tomatoes that need six hours of direct sunlight each day!
If you have any plant life with thorns (such as roses), landcare upkeep means keeping those thorns trimmed down so they aren’t poking anyone who walks by them!
Mowing is the most crucial part of lawn care. Mowing keeps the grass short, which allows it to grow more quickly and helps prevent weeds from growing. It also reduces soil erosion and prevents disease and insect infestations.
While there are many different types of grasses, all turf varieties require regular mowing to look their best. It’s how they stay healthy and prevent weeds from taking over your yard. No matter what type of grass you have—from cool-season turf like bluegrass or fescue (fine) to warm-season turf like Bermuda (coarse)— you want a manicured look that is easy on the eyes but also easy on your wallet!
After surviving the long winter, spring brings the promise of renewal. Still, it also comes with a lot of work if you haven’t been keeping up on your lawn care and landscape during the colder seasons.
There are several steps to take when getting your yard ready for spring: clean up leaves and sticks; cut back perennials (if needed); remove annuals from all beds; dispose of debris from lawn and landscape beds; weed or weed control landscape beds; prune trees and shrubs as necessary—trimming only those that need shaping, removing dead wood, etc.; shape bushes into desired shapes (shear), then apply fertilizer around plants that were cut back or removed throughout spring cleanup process.
Removal of annuals. In late summer and fall, we remove the annuals, which are plants that die off each year. This can be a tremendous job, but it’s essential because the annuals have created an environment for weeds to grow through their roots. Weeds can take over our native plants, so they must be removed before they get too big and spread their seeds across the site.
Cut back perennials. Perennials are continually growing and changing throughout the year. Hence, as they get more prominent at different times of the year, we need to trim or cut back some of them to keep them looking nice and tidy! If you were to look at one of our client’s gardens in the fall, you would notice many different heights of perennials. This is because, over winter, we cut them all back, so they don’t look too “busy” while also keeping them looking neat!
Weeding is an essential part of landcare. You can’t have a healthy garden if the weeds are winning! Weeding helps maintain your plants’ health, keeping them healthy and looking their best. When weeding is done correctly, it can help your soil retain moisture.
Weed control is an integral part of keeping your landscape’s ecosystem healthy. It’s a long-term process that requires vigilance and patience. Weed control is a year-round process, but it is especially vital during the growing season when weeds can get out of hand quickly.
To keep your shrubs and trees healthy, you will want to take care of the weeds in your beds throughout spring, summer, and fall. Some types of weeds grow more slowly than others, so they may not be as much of an issue at certain times during the year. For example, dandelions are primarily an early spring problem.
In addition to all of the above, we also can help you:
We are located in Milford, Michigan, and serve the surrounding areas of Oakland, Livingston, and Washtenaw Counties.
We provide comprehensive landscaping services to meet your needs, from design and installation to maintenance and snow removal.
We believe in the power of collaboration. That’s why we started this business: so that we could help people just like you get exactly what they need out of their property.
We’re reliable–we’ve been around for more than 20 years!
If you could use a little (or a lot of ) help with your lawn and landscaping, we’re here to help.