Tips to Maintain your Landscaping After Renovations

Renovating your landscaping is an exciting adventure. Whether you are installing new flower beds, adding a new wood deck or paver patio, or even drastically transforming your property with xeriscaping, landscape renovations allow you to create the property of your dreams.

Whether you’re creating a residential haven or a commercial oasis, proper care is crucial to maintaining the beauty and functionality of your new outdoor space. After investing time, effort, and resources into renovating your landscaping, the next step is to provide the care your property needs to keep it vibrant and thriving for years to come.

In this post, we’ll provide you with some valuable tips on how to get things back in order after landscaping renovations:

7 Tips to Maintain Your Landscape After Renovations

  1. General Clean Up

    Renovations and new construction projects can make a mess of your landscape. The first step after any landscape improvements is to spruce up the place. A clutter-free landscape will help you identify any areas that need attention after renovations and will also reduce the risk of pests and damage to your lawn and plants.

    Some key things to clean include:

    • Trash
    • Construction debris
    • Unused materials
    • Mulch or gravel that has been displaced
    • Dead grass
    • Leaves
    • Plant debris
  2. Waterproof and Protect Hardscapes

    Whether it’s concrete walkways, paver patios, wood decks, or retaining walls, waterproofing your hardscapes will greatly increase their lifespan and maintain their appearance. Sealing your hardscapes immediately after installation will better protect them from water, frost, and the sun, meaning that you shouldn’t wait for wear and tear to show up beforehand. Resealing regularly (generally once every 2-5 years for concrete and every 1-3 years for wood) will also maintain their appearance and functionality for many more years.

  3. Help Revive Your Lawn

    Landscape renovations can be rough on your lawn. Increased foot traffic, machinery, and materials being moved around can all lead to yellowing, bare spots, and other lawn issues. Some extra care can help your lawn recover and come back healthy, thick, and vibrant.

    • Reseed your lawn, with extra attention given to bare patches
    • Fertilize your lawn to help your new seeds take hold and promote strong root development
    • If it’s the right time of year* consider aerating and dethatching your lawn before reseeding. This will allow air, water, and nutrients to reach the grass roots easier, leading to a fuller and healthier lawn.

      * In Colorado, the best times to aerate and dethatch are in the fall once summer heat finally starts to cool off (usually around October) and in the spring once winter weather has passed. This can be a little trickier to time since we’re no stranger to late-season snow, but make sure to wait until after the last snowstorm of the season.

  4. Give Your Plants Some Love

    Just like your lawn, your flower beds can also take a beating during renovations. Plants may also have been moved as part of your renovations and will need some extra attention. Reduce the risk of transplant shock by giving them adequate water and fertilizer, and also make sure to provide sufficient shade during the hottest parts of the day. Pruning and trimming off limbs that may have been damaged during the renovations is also a good idea, as it will help promote healthier growth.

  5. Add New Mulch and Gravel

    Areas with gravel or mulch may have seen extra foot traffic or machinery and were displaced during renovations. Make sure to clean any areas that shouldn’t have mulch or gravel, and re-mulch or add new gravel to spots where they’re supposed to be in order to maintain insulation and protection for the underlying soil. This will provide a clean and polished look that complements your newly renovated spaces.

  6. Irrigation System Tune-Up

    Irrigation systems are relatively tough, but can also see their share of problems after renovations. Be sure to inspect your irrigation system for damage caused during renovations, like broken sprinkler heads, damaged pipes, or leaks.

    New plant beds, lawn areas, or hardscapes may also mean that zones have shifted or even been removed entirely. While major changes to your irrigation system should be factored into the renovation process itself, you may need to fine-tune your irrigation system afterward to ensure that water is distributed evenly in all zones.

  7. Stay on Top of Pests and Weeds

    Making big changes to your landscape can cause pests to come out of hiding in an attempt to find a new home. Proper pest control measures can prevent them from relocating and even cause them to leave entirely.

    Renovations are also a prime time for weeds to move in, as they can quickly take advantage of disturbed soil. They can be especially prevalent where mulch, gravel, or hardscapes have been moved, as well as any places where plants have been relocated.

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Built on decades of experience, OnePRO Services was created to provide customers with efficient and effective landscape improvements and maintenance. Our customer-first approach and keen eye for detail ensure that we’re able to develop a plan that aligns with your goals and creates the beautiful landscape you’ve always envisioned.

By putting the customer first and prioritizing communication and trust, we work to ensure less hassle, less headache, and better results for our customers. Our goal is to make sure that customers are confident that they hired the right contractor for the job. 

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