Learning how to landscape can be a challenging task. Landscaping comes with nuanced details, specific to particular regions. Online, there are a lot of articles, blogs, videos, and even studies geared towards proper landscaping techniques. Some of this information is contradictory and frankly, quite confusing. Therefore, we’re here to break down Maryland landscaping in a comprehensive way. Here’s what NOT to do.
Installing Plants in a Way Where The Foundation Will Outgrow It
Foundation plantings are a common and straightforward way to start a landscape. Symmetrical landscape design is classic and charming. However, many beginner Maryland landscapers make the mistake of planting trees, shrubs, and plants that outgrow the landscape’s foundation. If you’re a Maryland homeowner that likes low-maintenance tasks and doesn’t want to prune your landscape continuously, then avoid landscaping in such fashion. Because we’re an expert landscaping company, we can find plants for you that will look fantastic without outgrowing the space.
Not Paying Attention to the Kind of Mulch You Buy
When you don’t have a trained eye for landscaping, it’s easy to buy any mulch. Many first-time Maryland landscapers buy the cheapest mulch or mulch that they see advertised the most. The truth is that mulches can have a world of difference between them. Choosing the incorrect mulch can damage your landscape or cause you to do more work. Buying mulch is not a one-size-fits-all process. Make sure to do your research about what kinds of mulch works best for Maryland properties, or, of course, you could hire us and save yourself the trouble.
Overzealously Planting Ground Covers
A ground cover is a plant that stays low to the ground and fills in the space that weeds would take over otherwise. We recommend that you plant a ground cover that will spread out and cover any void or problem areas on its own. Planting ground covers is a nuanced process because aggressive ground covers (like an English Ivy) may result in you needing to tend to the ground cover often just as you would with weeds. Hiring an expert landscaping company can help you find the right ground cover that best suits your yard.
If you love the look of a well-designed landscape, but don’t like the work that comes with it, then give us a call. When you hire a landscape architect, you can save yourself a lot of time, money, and frustration.
Landscape Design Services from Carroll Landscaping
Carroll Landscaping has over 30 years of experience with landscape construction, porch construction, deck building, and hardscape installation. Our award-winning landscape designers are passionate about providing customers with top-notch service and landscape design. Our landscape designers have a creative design outlook and work as a team with our installation crews to make your vision a reality. We are committed to providing every customer with the highest quality workmanship, professional and knowledgeable service, and creativity in design in order to surpass our clients’ expectations in every aspect of the project.
We serve residents throughout the beautiful state of Maryland including Baltimore, Columbia, Ellicott City, Eldersburg, Clarksville, Sykesville, Manchester, Westminster, and Woodstock. For more information and to schedule a consultation with one of our expert designers, contact us online or give us a call at 410-922-2416.