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A clean lawn contributes greatly to the overall look of your home. If you’re looking to sell your house at some point or even want a nice environment to hold your next outdoor barbecue, making your lawn look beautiful goes a long way.

But landscaping is more than just a one-time effort. Plants grow, rough weather comes and goes, and nature makes its changes throughout the year. In order to keep your landscape updated and maintained, you need to do checkups every now and again.

Here are 6 common signs that calling the local landscaping service is a good idea.

1.    Aged Plants

Whether it’s grass, flowers, shrubs, or trees, plants don’t maintain their best appearance at all points throughout their lifecycles. A few signs to look out for are:

  • Patches in the grass
  • Brown grass and leaves
  • Overgrown shrubs that need trimming
  • Tall weeds
  • Damage to tree bark

Some of these issues can’t be fixed even with good, routine maintenance. Consider landscaping if you notice a strong case of any of the above.

2.    Dated Landscaping

Much like home design and fashion, the art of landscaping changes from year to year. As of 2018, there are recent trends for:

  • More extravagant outdoor dining spaces.
  • Elaborate flower pots that store multiple plants.
  • An increasing push for wildlife support.

…among many others. To keep up, consider redoing your landscaping every decade or so.

3.    Overgrown Trees

Trees contribute greatly to the vertical aspect of a garden. Reaching high into the sky, they can give your lawn more volume and make it look more natural.

However, trees with overgrown branches can block sunlight coming into the plants and grass below. Also, branches can pose a hazard, especially in the winter, where they can break and fall.

If the ground seems darker than it needs to be at high noon, that’s a sign tree pruning might be needed.

4.    Dirty Furniture

Over time, dirt, grime, leaves, and small twigs can get caught in your stone walkways and benches. What was once a beautiful white stone border can turn grey and dirty rather quickly, especially in heavy weather. Various power washing services can restore their appearance.

5.    Weather Damage

Unlike an indoor flower pot, the outside is exposed to rain, wind, snow, and storms that can damage or blow plants sideways. On top of that, inclement weather can render stone walls uneven and crack wood in patios, stairs, and other structures. Maintenance for weather damage is a natural responsibility for you as the landscaper.

6.    Many Pests

Rotting plant matter attracts rats, mice, insects, and other pests to your lawn. Pests can also spread to your house itself, so if your landscape is being invaded, that’s another good sign an update is needed.

What Should I Do If I Need to Start Landscaping?

While a lot of jobs can be done yourself, don’t be afraid to call a professional landscaping service like Harmony Tree Services. We can handle your pruning, tree removal, stump grinding, and other general landscaping. Don’t hesitate to call us if you have a project you’d like to discuss.