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Signs Your Yard Needs Some TLC


Signs Your Yard Needs Some TLC

June 19, 2021

Is your garden looking like it has seen better days? Are you looking for the secret to having a fantastic-looking lawn all year round? Unfortunately, great grass doesn’t just happen; it takes time, effort, and continual care. But you don’t have to quit your day job to manage it. A residential landscape maintenance service can take your lawn from drab to fab – and keep it that way.

No, your residential landscape maintenance contractor isn’t a magician, but they are skilled and experienced in restoring and maintaining even the most tired-looking lawns and gardens. Here are three signs it may be time for you to hire a residential landscaper.

Your Grass is Brown

Are you still waiting for your grass to get its colour back? If your lawn is brown and dry, it may not just be a matter of insufficient watering, although that is a problem too. There are many reasons why your grass could be dying, and a residential landscape maintenance company can help get to the bottom of it. Brown grass could be the result of:

  • Pests
  • Disease
  • An overabundance of weeds stealing nutrients from the soil
  • Compacted soil
  • Incorrect or insufficient watering

Your Garden Looks More Jungle than Joyful

If your garden looks like it could use a weed whacker more than a gardening shovel, it’s a clear sign that it is time to get someone in there to clean it up. Not only are overgrown gardens unsightly to look at, but behind all the mess, you could be depriving other plants and flowers of the nutrients and sunlight they need to grow, damaging trees and shrubs, and giving pests like mice and rats somewhere to hide.

It Was a Particularly Hard Winter

Winter can be very unkind to your landscaping, especially if you did not use a residential landscaping company to help ready your garden for the long, cold months. As spring rolls in, you may notice:

  • Salt damage from where melting snow and ice has sapped away moisture from the plant roots, shrubs and grass
  • Leaf scorch left behind by from the reflective glare of the sun bouncing off the snow
  • Wind desiccation, which occurs when shrubs and trees are left exposed to elements, resulting in bare areas and brown discoloration

Your Garden is Outdated, or Just no Fun to Be In

Your landscaping is meant to enhance the look and functionality of your home; if your landscaping is not bringing you joy, it could be a signal that you need a residential landscaper to step in and help. Professional landscaping can be used to:

  • Update the look of your home
  • Create designated entertaining and seating areas
  • Improve the functionality of your space
  • Increase the resale value of your home

As a professional landscaping company, the team at Harp’s Landscaping knows all the tips and tricks to keep your lawn and garden looking their best. If your property needs a little TLC, we would be happy to work our magic for you.

Call Harp Landscaping today for more information.(604) 209-7063