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Landscaping New Year’s Resolutions

New year, new landscaping! If you’ve got plans for home improvement and personal improvement this year, your landscaping should also follow suit. Here are some easy landscaping New Year’s resolutions that you should strive for.

Create a Functional Landscape Design That Suits Your Lifestyle

The new year is a fresh start, which means you can revise things that just didn’t work for you last year. In the case of landscaping, there are likely some elements of your landscape design that don’t fit with your current lifestyle. Perhaps you need more hardscaped surfaces to fit your entertainment needs, or maybe you want plants that require less maintenance. Now is the time to find solutions for these issues and plan for a revised landscape in the spring.

Plan a Realistic Budget for Your Landscaping Goals

As a general rule of thumb, you should set aside 10% of your property value to use toward landscaping. That’s not ideal for every situation though. You may already have a good landscape design that needs to be refreshed. If so, you might only pay a fraction of that price for landscaping services. If you bought a new house with a mess of overgrown landscaping, you may need more upfront to cover the initial renovations.

Set aside a realistic budget for your landscape design needs, and you’ll soon be able to reap the rewards.  Learn more: How Much Should I Save for Landscaping?

Eliminate or Renovate Landscaping Features That No Longer Work

What don’t you like on your property? Do you have an overgrown tree that’s gotten out of hand? How about a set of bushes that require more maintenance than they’re worth? Use the new year as an opportunity to wipe the slate clean and create a new landscape design you actually enjoy!

Upgrade from Basic Lawn Mowing to Proactive Landscape Maintenance

If routine lawn mowing is the only landscaping care you invest in, you’re missing out on a ton of beneficial services. Fertilization, soil testing, dethatching, aeration, deep root feeding – there are endless possibilities to explore. Berns Landscaping offers custom landscape maintenance plans throughout the year, including:

  • Spring bed cleanup, mulching and edging
  • Seasonal floral swaps
  • Lawn mowing, irrigation and soil cultivation
  • Fertilization and plant health monitoring
  • Fall landscape cleanup
  • Winter plant protection and dormant tree pruning
  • Commercial landscaping
  • Residential landscaping
  • Estate gardening
  • And many other landscaping services

Cutting the grass is the bare minimum, and it’s barely helping your curb appeal. Our hand-selected experts can create a unique landscape plan to make your property look its best. Give us a call at (586) 756-1145 to get started.

Take Time to Enjoy Your Beautiful Landscape!

If you’re going to make a New Year’s resolution to improve your landscape, you need to make time to enjoy it! Wind down in your backyard after a long day at work, or look out at your garden while you drink your morning coffee. The recent pandemic showed a lot of homeowners just how special their time at home could be. Make the most of yours with a beautiful, well-maintained landscape.