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Stepping Up Your Gardening Game: To Keep or Not to Keep - Deciding the Fate of Your Plants

Has your landscape lost its luster? Are you wondering if it's salvageable or if it's time to start fresh? According to homeowners, a beautiful landscape is not only visually appealing but also easy to maintain. It's a place where you can enjoy spending time and feel proud to show off.


Realtors add that curb appeal is key - your landscape should be low-maintenance and attractive, both for yourself and potential buyers.


And I want to emphasize the importance of healthy plants. In fact, a beautiful landscape starts with healthy plants. They have vibrant leaf colors, strong structures, and robust roots. On the other hand, stunted and unhealthy plants are a clear sign of trouble below the surface.


Creating a beautiful landscape is also about designing an environment where these plants can thrive together. Factors like sun exposure, watering, and trimming needs all play a role in ensuring that your plants are happy and harmonious. Grouping plants with similar needs in strategic arrangements can help them live longer, bloom beautifully, and work together to create an attractive, lower maintenance landscape.


A beautiful landscape creates a welcoming atmosphere. The pathway to your front door should be well-defined and safe, with aesthetically pleasing elements like railings. It should also complement the style of your home, taking into account factors like size, shape, and age.


On the other hand, a tired and worn-out landscape is characterized by unhealthy, stunted, and unnatural-looking plants. This is often the result of poor maintenance, including improper watering practices, overfertilization, and changing environmental conditions. Overcrowding is a common issue as well, as plants outgrow their allotted space and start to obstruct windows or paths.


So, when should you consider bidding farewell to your old landscape? It's time for some self-reflection. Take a critical look at your plants. Are they healthy, or do they show signs of poor health? Are they overgrown and causing overcrowding issues? Have any major trees died, impacting the overall design? It's essential to evaluate each plant individually and decide whether they can be saved or if it's time to make some changes.


Of course, sometimes lifestyle changes also warrant landscape modifications. Maybe you've added a hot tub or gotten a new pet, and your landscape needs to adapt to these new circumstances. Or perhaps you simply desire a different atmosphere for relaxation and entertainment.


Don't forget the practical benefits of a beautiful landscape. It's not just about aesthetics; it's an investment that can significantly enhance the value of your property. Studies have shown that a well-designed and well-maintained landscape can boost your home's worth by up to 10% to 12%. That's a significant increase that could potentially add thousands of dollars! So, planning a landscape that enhances your quality of life is not only fulfilling but also financially rewarding.


It's time to evaluate your landscape and determine if you love it as it is, if it just needs is a little sprucing up, or if it's time to say goodbye and make it into a the vibrant and flourishing outdoor sanctuary that you're wanting.


If you want to transform your landscape into a space that brings you joy and leaves a lasting impression, I'm here to support you every step of the way! Let's make your dream landscape a reality.


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