Want To Landscape Your Yard? 2 Problems You May Have And Their Solutions

If you are planning to landscape your yard yourself, things may go perfectly for you. In some cases, however, you will come across some problems. Below are two things that may go wrong and the solutions to each one.

Flowers Not Growing Well

If you have flowers that are not growing well, this could be due to many things. If it is every single flower in your yard, you should have your soil tested. This is because the soil is likely missing nutrients, or it may have too many nutrients.  

Soil is rated on a pH scale. A pH of one is the most acidic, and a pH of 14 is the most alkaline. If your soil does not have the right pH levels, your flowers cannot get the nutrients they need, such as potassium and phosphorous.

You can purchase soil test kits at garden centers. Follow the instructions on how to use the kit you purchase properly. Once you get the results, you can buy the right type of fertilizer to give the soil what it is lacking in. If you are not sure, ask an employee at a garden center who can help you select the right fertilizer.

Swampy Yard

If your yard is sloped and your yard looks like a swamp after it rains, you have soil erosion. This can make it very difficult to landscape. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to prevent this problem from happening, such as:

Plant Vegetation

One of the easiest ways to help with your soil erosion problem is by planting bushes or plants in the area. The vegetation is like a shield that lessens the impact of rainfall, wind, and ice that wears away at the soil. The roots from the vegetation can stabilize the soil. This is because the roots are like an anchor and they soak up excess water. For something beautiful, plant a field of wildflowers over the area that is prone to soil erosion. You could also plant a line of bushes

Use Matting

Purchase a soil erosion mat at a garden center. This is a thick mat that you lay down over the soil surface. The mat is made of coconut fibers, straw, or wood so it is Eco-friendly. Place the mat in the area that is prone to erosion and it will soak up water from rainfall and snow. The mats generally come in a roll, and you can easily cut them to the sizes that you need. The mats are biodegradable, so you will need to periodically replace them.

For more information, contact Branch Corner Supply or a similar company.