Long-Term Landscaping Tips and Tricks

November 13, 2020


Good groundskeeping is truly an art. It takes a special balance between understanding the needs of the humans, the wildlife and the land to craft an ideal, comprehensive plan. Here are a few pointers we found useful when thinking about long-term planning for landscaping.

Find Species Native to Your Area

Doing research about which plants will work best in your local terrain is crucial. This will support the longevity of the plants and ensure their capability to positively interact with the ecosystem around them.

Utilize Plant Decisions to Increase Sustainability

Certain plants will need much more maintenance than others. These maintenance costs can range from human labor to water usage to electricity bills but many of them can be avoided or decreased with some strategic planning. Namely, it can be helpful to find native species that require minimal care and optimize the space.

Think Long-Term When Planning Tree Location

Moving an established tree is a long, tricky and expensive process. Make sure when crafting your long-term plan for landscaping that you consider how large the tree will be in the next milestone periods and whether or not there could be any other structures built in the area within those respective time periods.

Use Environment-Friendly Pesticide Options

Pesticides can be extremely harmful for both plants and humans. Whenever possible, forego the use of harsh chemicals and move towards more natural solutions for those times where you truly need to terminate the pests. Doing this will help ensure that you aren’t eliminating any native bug species that will actually help your plants flourish.

Pay Attention to Floodplains

Another costly aspect to keep in mind is the topic of floodplains. Many contractors are legally required to be educated about floodplains on an entire campus but that does not always take into consideration new plants. Make sure you pay close attention to the natural flow of the drainage to ensure you are choosing a suitable spot to place new plants.

We hope this article was helpful in understanding more about some ways to elevate your landscaping plans. For more tips and tricks or to learn more about our Groundskeeping services, visit our website and Contact Us today.

Information for this article was gathered from UM-Dearborn and Northeastern University.