The Most Rookie Landscaping Mistakes You’re Probably Making

Just because it’s almost winter doesn’t mean you should stop taking care of your property.

Property maintenance should be happening all year long if you want to have the best-looking place on the block!

While most homeowners think they know what they’re doing, a lot of them make these (to be quite frank) rookie landscaping mistakes:

Mistake #1: Failing at Symmetry

Homeowners want their properties to complement their home, so they will try extravagant ideas — like having symmetrical shrubbery for example. While something of this magnitude will vastly improve curb appeal, failing to maintain those shrubs will hinder the overall curb appeal.

When the shrubs go unmaintained or one is growing faster than the other, the homeowner should be trimming and pruning them to keep them perfectly symmetrical to one another.

Mistake #2: Too Many Decorations

Having too many decorations during the holidays might seem excessive, but it’s not the biggest of deals. On the other hand, if you’re the person with multiple lawn ornaments and tchotchkes all year round — put an end to this madness!

Having too many decorations will make your property look cluttered and sloppy. Instead, strategically place a few select decorations around the property to draw the eyes of the passerby in a positive way.

Mistake #3: Leaving Holiday Lights Up

Stringing lights across the fascia, gutters, and shrubbery of your home is a staple during the holiday season. The holiday season can be defined as Thanksgiving to New Years Day, so keeping lights and other decorations up past this point should be frowned upon.

If you want to leave them up for a few days in January, sure go ahead! However, leaving lights up for months at a time (or even all year) will not only add wear and tear to your decor, but lessen the curb appeal of your property.

When you take property maintenance into your home hands, there’s a few things you could be doing terribly wrong without even noticing. For homeowners that don’t want to maintain their own property, that’s why we’re here!

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