What’s the first thing that you see through your fences? Your yard or garden, right? Perhaps that’s not always the case, but more often than not, the calling card after your fence is your landscaping. Sometimes it’s done meticulously – thanks to either expert help or a huge time investment on your part. Sometimes it falls apart, and makes you shake your head day after day when you leave or arrive home. There’s a happy medium, you know. And luckily for you, Taylor Fencing will be the ones to share it. We believe that fences protect what’s most important to you, and we have no judgement about what falls into this category. We design and install fences for every sort of property – you may be living in a small Colonial on the Coast; you may be living in a high-rise apartment building in Melbourne proper. We’re passionate about both and every which one in between.
A business is only as good as the people that support it, and we’re thrilled that our family values-led team can bring decades of experience to the table. We bring humor, we bring compassion, we bring honesty and we bring creativity. We want you to continue to visit the site of Taylor Fencing – and specifically our blog – to learn year-over-year what is going on in the fence and gate industries. Sold? Great. Stop by our showrooms, email us, or call us. We’re always available to put you, not only at ease, but in the driver’s seat, only adding value to your home and increasing your curb appeal.
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Back to landscaping. It’s tough. You live in the Pinterest era, where everything is shiny and new and looks completely attainable. First of all – it is. You can achieve anything you put your mind to, when you have the tools, experts and information that you need. Don’t let the beautiful (and photoshopped) images dissuade you. There is a TONNE of work that goes into those and it really doesn’t need to be that difficult. Just make sure that you set your expectations in advance, and don’t set them too high.
The next step is perseverance, and that starts and ends with the right routine. Many balk at routines. They see them on the horizon, know that they need to complete a myriad of steps, and throw in the towel. But not you. You visited the Taylor Fencing blog so you’re already many steps ahead of others. Did you know that it takes 21 days to set a routine and make it stick? Days 1-20 may seem like a headache and a chore, day 21 will solidify a practice that according to research, helps with stress and creates structure in your life.
There are two different routines that we recommend that you create. The first is more regular, on a weekly or monthly basis:
- Water your plants and lawn. Yes, this may not seem necessary when the rain is pouring down outside, but when it’s not – it’s the first way that your plants won’t be able to flourish. We recommend that you do this on a weekly basis during temperate months and twice weekly during the summer. Here is a big pause of the number of plants that you have in your garden, as well as your lawn. Don’t overcommit, we want you to be excited to cultivate and help such a special investment grow.
- Feed them as well. Many forget about this, and it’s so important. There are an abundance of different types of plant food and fertilizers – it’s a bit like choosing a food for your pet, or even yourself. Try out a few different; sample sizes are available at many different home and landscaping stores and keep an eye about the way that your plants and lawn succeed… or don’t. Again, don’t look at this as a setback, but rather a step in the right direction.
- Prune them! We assume that when we plant flowers, shrubs and care for grass, we’re good to go. Not the case. Let’s talk about your lawn first. Mow it regularly, no matter what the season may be, so that it can look and feel it’s best. If you have shrubs, you probably chose them for a specific look or shape. Unfortunate news alert – they won’t stay that way forever. So, keep a regular eye out. Again, there are experts in this space that can always help if you have the time and the money.
Those are the main ones as far as a regular routine go. While they may seem obvious to some, you’d be surprised at how many have a grandiose vision, let it go to waste, and lose time, money and hard feelings in the process.
There are others that you want to do on a less regular basis:
- Design your landscaping. No, just because it looks one way now, it does *not* need to look that way forever. It should excite you on a daily basis, only second to your Taylor Fencing fence or gate, that’s the first thing you see when you arrive and last thing you see when you leave. Pick out seasonal plants and flowers that will make you look forward to working in the garden.
- Budget your landscaping. Again – many of you probably think this is obvious, but it’s really not the case, when you look at the big picture of how you pay for your home. Set aside money on a regular basis, so that you will either have something beautiful (or bonus – nourishing) that you can care for.
Questions? Let the team at Taylor Fencing know.