Landscaping Tips & Information for Worcester County
There’s a lot to know about creating and maintaining a beautiful landscape. This section of the Sunshine Landscaping site will provide you with information to help you. Like a patch of lawn with grubs or the wrong Ph, it’s a little thin right now. But, it will grow over time.
- Benefits of landscaping
Your landscape is the “frame” around your home or business, enhancing curb appeal or distracting and diminishing it. It can also decrease noise levels, aid in energy conservation, and create a more soothing, relaxed and inviting environment. A well-maintained landscape has many benefits, often including increased market value.
- Proper lawn watering
It’s more complicated than you might think. Read Proper Lawn Watering for some good ideas.
- Skunks excavating your lawn at night or unexplained patches of dead grass?
Look for the underground enemy: grubs! Eating their way to adulthood, ruining your lawn, and providing sustenance for the skunks.If you could see them, you would destroy them. However, grubs live below the surface of your lawn feeding on the roots of grass plants. Because they’re underground, grubs are difficult to control. Grubs hatch in August and feed through mid-October. Most lawns, when properly maintained, can tolerate some grub feeding.If you notice “dead spots” or thinning in areas of your lawn that aren’t subjected to heavy foot traffic, you should inspect the grass plant roots. To do this remove several square feet of turf (2 to 3 inches deep). If you find more than a half dozen grubs – small fat, light colored worms with a dark head on one end – you should begin a control program. Call Sunshine for more detailed information on saving your lawn.
- Preparing for winter
Winter in New England is as tough on landscapes as it is on people, but you can take steps to prepare your landscape so that it has the best opportunity to survive the season, and we can help you plan and take those steps to protect your yard – the lawn, walks, trees, and plantings.