Gardening Service & Low Maintenance Gardening
Encore Landscaping offers gardening services that can be tailored to meet your property design requirements as well as your unique taste. We offer low maintenance front yard landscaping, garden landscaping as well as designs and services for a low maintenance backyard.
Our team will identify the needs of your property and work with you to design a plan that is right for you and your family. We can accommodate any budget and offer creative problem solving to ensure your outdoor space is properly cared for as the seasons change.
Let us give your property a face lift with a low maintenance landscape installation. From one small garden to an entire yard, we handle it all.
Consider a low maintenance landscape features:
Landscaping around trees that will make them pop
Curb appeal ‘spruce-ups’
Flower bed designs that could conserve rain run off
Planting Trees and Shrubs, Perennials, Ornamental Grasses, annuals and Bulbs for continual bloom and color
Decorative stonework, garden pathways, & sidewalk installations. These hardscapes do not require watering and are functional spaces you and your family could use
Problem Solving – Landscape Improvements
Do you have a problem area or challenging space you wish to be a beautiful garden and are unsure of how to achieve it? Do you think a garden can’t thrive on a rocky ledge, in a drainage area, or in a very dry, sunny or even shady patch? We invite you to reconsider. At Encore Landscaping we love a challenge and offer flower garden designs that can be as unique as your space. From one-day cleanups to a multi-phased master plan for your entire yard, we do it all in a way that’s friendly to your budget and to the environment.
Ongoing Landscape & Garden Maintenance
After services, such as a flower bed installation are complete, we can help you with the following garden clean-up services:
Seasonal annual planting and flower bed maintenance
Re-edging beds and installation of topsoil and stones
Power hedge trimming & proper hand pruning of flowering shrubs and trees
Periodic weeding and mulching, spring garden clean up, and fall garden clean up, & storm damage repair
Seasonal leaf removal
Perennial garden care: spring ‘wake-up’, summer care & fall ‘put-to-bed’
Garden fertilizer and weed control
Lawn mowing and trimming, plowing: Enfield, East Windsor and Suffield only
Creating a Low Maintenance Garden
Do you enjoy relaxing and enjoying the serine view of a garden but are not interested or have the time to keep up with the extra chores a garden would provide? Let Encore Landscaping inspire you to achieve just that. We assure you, it is possible to create a beautifully sustainable garden that requires minimal intervention. By choosing plants that thrive naturally in your area and planting them in such a way that utilizes your space, soil, naturally occurring water and other readily available elements effectively you can achieve glorious low maintenance landscaping whose beauty seems almost effortless on your part.
Low-Maintenance Garden Ideas on a Budget
Begin with the addition of trees and shrubs that require minimal pruning and cleanup. Shrubs such as euonymus and berberis provide year long green leaves and require minimal pruning. Layering in native perennials with bulb accents that pop every spring will add low maintenance variation in height and color. Ornamental grass tends to be low maintenance as well. Next you would choose a forgiving ground cover that will thrive in the conditions of your garden and block weed growth. Finally, we recommend adding stone accents or mulch for low maintenance gardens on a budget, for further weed block, water conservation and eye catching accents.
Encore Landscaping can help you design the perfect low maintenance garden for your property. With a focus on hardscaping, perennial flowers landscaping, low maintenance garden designs, and other elements to help you create a garden that practically takes care of itself.
Leave your Yard out of the Picture
Grass beds demand lots of attention and are far from a low maintenance landscape. It’s no surprise they are labeled as the number one-time guzzler by low-maintenance gardeners everywhere. But, exactly how can one replace such a vital feature?
Just a few Suggestions From us Here at Encore Landscaping, LLC
Plant indigenous or regional plant ranges around the trees in your lawn. Choose varieties that won’t hinder the trees’ origins, for instance, springtime bulbs like scilla or crocus, and place a layer of mulch around the base.
Perhaps add a crushed rock path, no bigger than 4 to 8 feet wide. This will keep the excess weeds from springing up as well as help mitigate drainage, should there be excess water. For an extra touch, put down a few flagstones to help improve the appearance.
Develop a small area for seating near your new walkways. Consider outdoor lawn furniture and how you would arrange your seating.
Transform trash or garbage storage into a gravel area for a few old wooden benches. Designate what space remains of your lawn with some over-sized plant beds.
To achieve a fresh and beautiful look all year long, be sure to plant some of the following: border hedges, some perennials and evergreens.
Further suggestions for maintaining your garden spaces.
Invest Your Time Where It Counts
Focus your time and energy on the features that most affect you. For instance, if you find yourself most relaxed watching a soothing fountain or perhaps you find yourself more attracted to the constant activity surrounding a bird bath or particular plant. Make that garden feature your focal point and center your attention to simplifying and beautifying that space. Again, utilize plants and elements that require minimal intervention. Gradually expand your weeding and light yard maintenance to surrounding areas or anywhere else that inspires you.
Begin with Nutrient Rich Soil
Adding compost or other nutrients to your soil at the beginning will provide optimal potential for your plants to grow healthy and strong. Manure is another great option, though you may want to add dairy manure that is well-rotted just before the warmer months to minimize the offensive smell. (Don’t use during a wintery snow.) The happier your plants are in the beds that they lay, the heartier their root systems and the more tolerant of seasonal changes they become. This results in less long term maintenance. Simply sprinkle additional fertilizers and supplements on an as needed basis, sometimes annual application is all that may be necessary.
Mulching Garden Beds
Apply approximately a 2 inch layer of mulch of your choice in color and wood on top of your garden beds. Gently smooth it over and around the base of each plant to keep the roots insulated from colder temperature shifts. Doing so also provides weed blocking properties, helps distribute water evenly while holding in moisture and adds a decorative touch to any property. Your garden will look professionally done.
Unsure of what type of mulch to choose that will best suit your landscaping and gardening needs? Encore Landscaping can help guide you in the right direction. Blends are fine to use. However top picks are Hemlock and Cedar, which both allow offer some pest prevention due to the natural oils inside.
Consider an Irrigation System
Adding an irrigation system will also help reduce manual labor and truly provide a low maintenance front yard and backyard. When installing, ensure that as many plants and grasses are targeted and within range. Calibrate each head accordingly and set your timer to water on specific days and at specific times. Concerned about water wasted? Most systems come with a rain sensor that signals the irrigation system to turn off in the presence of rain. We too can assist you with your lawn irrigation system maintenance. Just give us a call. Once your garden and is set, just sit back and enjoy your newly landscaped gardens and lawn.
Final thoughts on Low Maintenance Landscaping
Every person deserves a great place to unwind. You shouldn’t have to travel to escape the ever changing and busy world. Hopefully we have provided you with enough insight on how a low maintenance yard is possible. We hope you see your property in a different light and are now inspired to find simple ways of creating that serine space just outside your door. If you would like further assistance on designing and implementing these new ideas, please contact us at Encore Landscaping. We love what we do and want you to enjoy the product of our design.
Naturally, just like all creative outlets, gardening service ought to always be done with interest, inspiration and also a tiny bit of effort, as no yard deserves to be neglected.
Need Assistance Maintaining a Magnificent Yard?
No matter what your needs are or the size of your project, Encore Landscaping, LLC offers Gardening Service & Low Maintenance Gardening for homeowners and small businesses. Give us a call today at: Phone: 860.306.4709 or email firstname.lastname@example.org