I see this a lot. Home owners call me too late. By the time I arrive on site to work out my work quote, it's no longer a question of maintenance. It's best referred to as an upgrade.
Examine the picture above. Plants and soil are starting to emerge as weedy grass is removed. It's hardly exciting work but it's a necessary step one in getting this street corner home beds up to speed.
Once the upgrade is complete it will be critical for this home owner to stay on top of her landscaping with regular maintenance work. I will most likely return monthly to keep the weeds in check with cultivation. If budget allows, we will eventually add top soil.
Sure, this home is a bit special because the owner is a recent widow with health and financial challenges. But it's critical to set aside cash for landscaping. Waiting is hardly a solution because many weeds produce copious amounts of seed.
Are you a bit overwhelmed? If so, please call 604-562-3736 and we can upgrade your landscaping.
Vas Sladek, B.Sc., CLHT