Keep The Hedges In Shape For A Beautiful Lawn

It is very important to give the perfect shape to the hedges if you want to have a beautiful lawn in your house. The irregular hedges not only hamper the looks of your garden but create lots of problems for the people. The outgrown branches can hurt someone, falling leaves will make your garden scrappy, bushes can make your garden look like a jungle and it will give rise to the pests in your garden. So, there is a need for hedge cutting in your garden. Trimming of the hedges assist in the beautification process of your garden and keep the garden look neat and clear.

Trimming of the hedges

The best time for the hedge trimming is before the arrival of the spring season. Because, during this time, the plants are stable and do not bear any bud or fruit. So, it will be easier to trim the hedges. In Houston, there are some hedge trimming companies that provide various suggestions and tips for the perfect hedge trimming if you are doing it by yourself. Otherwise, you should call the Houston lawn care professionals for hedge trimming in the perfect way.

Importance of hedge trimming

Hedge trimming benefits with the point of view of the plant’s health because in this process, the diseased and dead branches are removed.  It also helps in increasing the aesthetics of your garden as you can give the desired shape to the plants in your garden.  Hedge also provides a little bit of privacy to your property from the neighbors and the passerby.


Winter Care for Your Garden

Top Winter Gardening Tips to Keep Your Garden in Good Shape

With gardening, many of us tend to ignore our gardens in the winter months. Yes, the weather is not ideal to grow anything much in the garden, but we definitely need to take care of the plants and trees so they remain in top condition for the spring and summer months.

Winter Pruning
Winter Pruning

Here are my top winter gardening tips for your garden:

Plan Ahead

Arm yourself with as much information as you can get about the expected weather conditions. Get an estimate of when frost is likely to set in and the approximate depth of the frost line. You can then set out to prepare your garden to survive the winter weather.

Clean garden tools and equipments

Do make sure all the gardening tools which you used are cleaned up properly before you store them away for the winter. Oil all the metal parts to prevent rust from setting again. Remove all the dust and the rust from the tools, pots and pans. If necessary, use mild a detergent and disinfectant to get the job well done. Make sure all the tools are dried thoroughly before they are stored. This will save you extra work when you have to take up gardening again in the spring.

Care for Bulbs

As mentioned in the first point, you will have to remove the bulbs from your garden before the frost sets in. If you live where it gets very cold, it’s ideal to dig out the bulbs and store them in a cool, dark place in your garden shed. If it’s a bit warmer, you can remove, separate and replant the bulbs for maintenance. Ensure that you add a fertilizer like bone meal in the soil when you plant the bulbs for faster root growth.

Cover them up

Protect young trees and plants from the frost by covering them well with a cloth or sack. Do not use plastic or any other material to cover them as these might trap extra moisture and thus damage the plant inside. A sturdy fabric covering is always ideal as it keeps out the frost while providing proper ventilation.

Don’t forget the Garden Structures

Check and clean your garden structures like fences, sheds and greenhouses. Also check for any signs of decay or wear and tear which might not be able to withstand the rough winds and cold.