4 Landscaping Mistakes to Avoid

Landscaping is certainly not an easy task. Regardless if you have a small yard or a big one, landscaping can become quite complicated if you don’t know what you’re doing. With landscaping being an important part of a home’s exterior aesthetic, it needs to be done right. Keep reading to find out some of the most common landscaping mistakes made and how you can avoid them.

Not Planning

Every good thing takes planning. Your landscaping is no different. In order to create a sustainable and healthy landscape, a lot of thought and strategic planning needs to take place. You need to account for things such as:

  • Climate
  • Available space 
  • Color patterns
  • Functionality
  • Wildlife

There are many other things that need to be considered before planting anything. Take your time with the planning stage, you’ll be thankful later. 

Cutting Your Grass Too Low

You may think that as long as your grass is cut, everything is fine. However, people who cut their grass too low tend to find out the hard way that shorter is not always better. When the grass is too short, it’s unable to perform photosynthesis since too much of the leaf’s surface is removed. The shortly cut grass will also develop weak, unhealthy roots that have difficulty absorbing nutrients. To avoid any mishaps, keep your grass cut to about two-and-a-half to three inches high. 

Not Hiding Eyesores

Landscaping gives you ample opportunity to decorate the exterior of your home to your liking, and hide anything that brings negative attention to it. If you have an unsightly, utility box, trash barrels, wiring, or anything else that’s unpleasant to look at, use landscaping to your advantage. You can plant hedges, trees, or other plants to cover any unsightly fixtures around your home.


When it comes to water, there is such a thing as too much of it. Every plant has its own watering needs, but don’t underestimate its hardiness. If they’re showing signs of dehydration such as:

  • Yellow/brown colors, 
  • Wilted leaves, 
  • Slow growth

…that means it’s time to water your plants. If they aren’t showing any signs of dehydration, they most likely don’t need additional watering. 

Let a Baltimore Landscaping Company Do the Work For You

Landscaping is time-consuming and requires meticulous planning. That’s why it’s a good idea to let a reputable landscaping company, like Vin’s Total Care Landscaping, do it for you. We’re committed to delivering beautiful landscaping all year round so that you can have your weekends and evening free to do other things. If you’re ready for a beautiful yard, call or contact us today to get started. 

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