Who wants to think about pressing issues in the yard when they’re relaxing on a Saturday afternoon? No one. Unfortunately there are some landscaping issues that just won’t wait until you feel properly motivated. They require attention now and failure to get up off the couch and face the landscaping music may wind up costing you a lot more than a little inconvenience in the long run. In this post we’ll go over a few things you won’t want to put off dealing with when it comes to landscaping and why you should call a Toronto landscaping company as soon as you can.
When it’s Time to Call the Landscaping Company
There are a few landscaping jobs that can be handled with the right garden tool and a couple of hours of free time, and then there are those bigger ones that will require a professional landscaping company and which need to be addressed even if you think they’re no big deal. These include:
- Solving a drainage problem – When you look out your kitchen window you see what is becoming a familiar sight: an enormous puddle in the yard that seems to get bigger and last longer every time it rains. You might think it’s only water but a drainage problem can wind up destroying your lawn, causing root rot in your plants and creating a breeding ground for mosquitoes. The sooner you call in the landscaping company the easier the fix will be.
- Repairing a retaining wall – Maybe you’ve noticed that one of the retaining walls in the yard has cracked and is beginning to bulge. You’ve been putting off having it fixed because you think maybe it’s been there a long time and you just noticed it. Deep down though you know that if it had been there before you would have noticed, and if you allow it to fail completely you’re looking at either an expensive fix or the ruination of your backyard landscape design.
- Aerating the lawn – When most folks think of lawn care they think of having the landscaping company over to do some mowing, weeding, fertilizing or seeding. But as your lawn ages the underlying soil begins to compact and as it does it can rob grass roots of the ability to absorb water and nutrients. If your lawn is looking patchy and dull it may not be calling for fertilizer or re-seeding, it may be telling you it’s time to aerate.
- Building a cooler yard – This one’s a bit of a luxury, but think about it: you can have the most awesome outdoor kitchen ever designed but if there’s no shade who is going to be able to enjoy it on a sunny day? You’ve been thinking about building a pergola and running some vines up it but you’ve been procrastinating. The bottom line is that whether you have an outdoor kitchen or not shade goes a long way toward making your yard more user-friendly.
Taking care of the yard often gets relegated to the bottom of the priority list. In some cases that’s fine. In other cases however delaying needed landscaping work could lead to major expenses down the road and large sections of your property being taken out of service until repairs are made.
M.E. Contracting is a leading landscaping company in Toronto. Our customers come back to us time and again because we get the job done at a price that doesn’t break the bank. From complete backyard landscaping design schemes to hardscaping, softscaping, outdoor kitchens and general maintenance of your lawn, shrubs and trees we’re the landscaping company to call to make sure your home is always looking its best.