When your property has a nicely implemented landscaping design, you need to maintain it to get the greatest return on investment. According to Zippia, the United States has 649,131 landscaping businesses, and virtually all of them provide maintenance services. Here’s a closer look at five forms of maintenance that professional landscapers might provide for your home or commercial property.

1. Removing Weeds and Invasive Plants

Weeds and invasive plants could take over flower beds and decorative areas. Landscapers can identify and pull any weeds from flower beds and other areas so that they do not overwhelm your plants. Weeds, brush, and other plants that don’t belong on your property compete for water, sunshine, and space and might kill off some of your plants.

2. Tending Mulch and Rock Beds

Mulch and rock beds need regular maintenance to keep them in good shape. If they are left alone, they could sink into the soil or develop mold or moss that make the beds unattractive. Stone beds also need to be raked and leveled to counter the effects of weather and erosion.

3. Edging Flower Beds, Walkways, and Drives

Edging creates a very distinct boundary that separates different parts of your landscape. It also helps to keep weeds and other plants away from flower beds, walkways, and driveways. Landscapers can do bed edging that removes a thin strip of soil along the various landscape areas and help to give your property a very clean and appealing look. It also helps to provide nutrients and water for your flowers, shrubs, and other plants.

4. Leveling Patios, Steps, and Walkways

You might have decorative brick, stone, or tile for your patios, walkways, and steps. Those items will shift and move slightly due to normal wear and tear. The effects of weather also can shift them and make those areas look less than their best and possibly pose a threat of tripping and falling. Landscapers can pull up loose bricks, stones, or tile and level the ground beneath them and put them back in place with bonding material added to secure them in place.

5. Maintaining Retaining Walls and Borders

Retaining walls and borders also can shift and become loose due to weather, weeds, and ground settling. Your landscaping contractor can inspect retaining walls and fix any loose stones or other materials. The contractor also can remove any weeds, moss, or other items that might weaken the retaining wall.

If you’re interested in landscaping or hardscaping maintenance, don’t hesitate to reach out to our professional landscapers at Client First Landscape Solutions today. We’ll be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.