Gardening Service & Low Maintenance Gardening
We’ll work closely with you to define the gardening service for your project; from small foundation or border plantings to complete yard and patio makeovers, offering creative problem-solving suggestions along the way. We are adept at spacial layouts and take into account the outdoor activities your family enjoys. We also take the time to design from the inside out, so that you can enjoy your gardens through your windows while indoors.
One small area to an entire yard
Decorative stones and garden pathways
Curb appeal ‘spruce-ups’
Planting Trees and Shrubs, Perennials, Ornamental Grasses, annuals and Bulbs
Problem Solving – Landscape Improvements
Do you have a problem area? We love the challenge of a unique area that requires extra thought. If you think a garden can’t thrive on a rocky ledge, in a drainage area, or in a very dry, sunny or shady patch, you haven’t called us yet. 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 the installation is complete, we can help you with the following services:
Seasonal annuals and flower garden plantings
Re-edging beds and installation of mulch, topsoil and stones
Power hedge trimming & proper hand pruning of flowering shrubs and trees
Periodic weeding, Spring and Fall leaf cleanups, & storm damage repair
Perennial garden care: spring ‘wake-up’, summer care & fall ‘put-to-bed’
Garden fertilizer and weed control
Lawn mowing and plowing: Enfield, East Windsor and Suffield only
Just how to Create a Low Maintenance Garden
Have you constantly desired a garden, however, were discouraged by the lack of time or by the Herculean initiatives that if frequently takes to create one? Or perhaps you’ve leased a property with a garden and are entrusted with looking after it, or are entirely brand-new to the world of gardening/horticulture? If any of the above appears familiar, the weed free garden is what you need and require!
So, if you: Are brand-new to the gardening/horticulture scene and want to freshen up your yard the easy way; and don’t have much time to take care of a yard, then this section is for you, as it is all about the low-maintenance garden.
We here at Encore Landscaping would like to give you just a few ideas to help you along with that low-maintenance garden – with a focus on hardscaping, perennial plants, low -maintenance garden ideas, and other elements to help you create a garden that practically takes care of itself.
Low-Maintenance Garden Ideas on a Budget
It’s basic math – the fewer plants you have in your garden, the more free time you will have to appreciate it. You can even go one step further and, eliminate all plants and also lay a gravel garden. There’s rarely anything less low-maintenance than that! Naturally, if you’re not keen on such extremes, there are still some choices for a low-maintenance garden idea on a budget.
You can grow evergreen hedges like lavender and euonymus, or you can include some color by presenting a few (emphasis on a couple of) plant containers. Hint: Simply select an optimum of two sorts of plants to cut, to keep all the work down to a minimum for a weed free garden.
Leave your Yard out of the Picture
Yards demand lots of attention, so 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?
Here are Just a few More Suggestions Form us Here at Encore
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.
Perhaps add a crushed rock path, not bigger than 4 to 8 feet wide. This will keep the excess weeds from springing up as well as help water drainage should there be excess water. For an extra touch put down a few flagstones to help improve the looks.
Develop a small area for seating near your new walkways. Check out some new lawn furniture from Better Homes and Gardens Furniture.
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.
Invest Your Time Where It Counts
The trick to achieving low -maintenance gardening is to get the most out of your environment – friendly space with the least physical output. In order to do that, you need to make every moment of your time outdoors count. Take note and keep track of all the garden spaces that you enjoy the most.
Whether it’s a little vegetable patch or a perhaps a small fountain or water feature, make sure to concentrate your efforts on one specific thing and reduce your upkeep on everything else that surrounds you.
Show the soil in your Backyard some Love
Of course, feeding your plants is very important, yet did you consider what you can accomplish if you did the very same with your soil? Cover this important facet of reduced maintenance gardening by enriching your dirt with compost.
This helps the soil tilth to build up which, consequently, will help your plants “digest” their extra easily. Also, the very best component is that you just need to do as this annually! Simply scatter the mineral supplements under the yearly compost layer as well as your great go.
What that means is an approximately 4 to 6-inch deep cover over all your plants of a mulch blanket over your plant beds. This is a win-win – the weeds will be suppressed by the mulch and, it will help in the conservation of the moisture. Your best results will yield from October to April and use a dairy manure that is well-rotted. (Don’t use during a wintery snow).
Allow Technology to Do All It Can to Help You.
No yard is genuinely low- maintenance without a sprinkler system. Merely install it at a place that will benefit the single most plants as possible, unwind and appreciate a drink, as the sprinklers do all the area(s) that are of benefit. I just see them to maintain them every so often to make sure that the plants will be getting their food at the right time.
Some Final Thoughts
Every person deserves a great place to unwind and now, we have hopefully assisted you in the way in which you check out gardening and horticulture overall –as a fun activity instead of an unbearable job.
Naturally, just like all creative outlets, gardening service ought to always be done with interest, a pinch of a good mood, and also a minimum of a tiny bit of effort as no yard deserves to be neglected by its property owner!
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.