Landscaping Tips For Federal Way Homeowners


So, you signed the dotted line and can now call yourself a homeowner legally. Congrats! Now comes the fun part: get to know all of your new digs ‘ ins and outs.

Once you’re acquainted with your home’s interior, move out and get to know your landscape. There are lots to learn about your new yard, from finding out how to prepare your plants for spring to recognizing a potentially unhealthy tree.  To keep your landscape in tip-top shape, keep reading for these vital Landscaping Tips.

Get to know your new home: 

Make a Landscape checklist for new homeowners 

Would you like to spend a Saturday or Sunday in the yard? Me too. Great! Take some time to inspect your flowers, prepare the upkeep of the seasonal landscaping, and brainstorm ideas to add some elegance to your new home.

Inspecting your Landscape

 Even if you have a good look at your new landscape before you buy your house, there may be red flags that you have not learned to look for. But don’t worry–checking the yard for potential hazards isn’t too late.

Look for ideas through your landscape: tree branches hanging over your house. For protection, you may need to get the tree pruned.

Signs that one of the plants is afflicted by a pest or disease

Here are the symptoms of infection to watch out for in winter, and these are the signs of an infection with falling pest or disease.

Birds-eye spot on berries (anthracnose), Damping-off of seedlings (phytophthora), Leaf spot (septoria brown spot), and Chlorosis (yellowing of leaves)

Other signs: Leaf rust (rust in corn), Stem rust (wheat stem rust), Sclerotinia (white mold), and Powdery mildew.

If after walking around your yard you have any questions regarding potential infections or otherwise, please contact your local Landscape specialist for tips or confirmation. 

Dying tree? That’s not good.  A dead or dying tree presents a huge danger to you and your property, so you need to know if you have a dangerous tree on your hands.

The symptoms of a dying tree are sometimes subtle. Here’s how you can tell if your tree is alive or dead.

There is no immediate risk of declining shrubs, but you should still give them a look to determine if they need to be replaced. The same method you would use to inspect trees inspect your shrubs.


New homeowner’s ideas for landscaping 

The new yard is a blank canvas. Are you going to choose to plant a new tree, add annual color or put in a new patio? There are endless options.

Here are just a few ways to make your new landscape your own:

By closing your yard with trees of privacy, make your landscape a truly secluded space.

  • To add curb appeal to your landscape, try these four tips.
  • Cooldown your yard (and home) by planting a tree of shade.
  • How to maintain and help your landscape thrive 

A new way to care for your plants and trees comes every season. To help your yard grow throughout the year, follow these seasonal landscaping tips.

Place these three measures on the to-do list of your spring care landscape.

  • Until soaking up the sun, inspect, prune and cover your trees in summer.
  • Follow the four essential elements for the care of the fallen tree.
  • Take these three steps in winter to ready your yard for the growing season.

There are plenty of landscaping projects that you can manage on your own, but let’s face it — sometimes you just want a professional to put the job in his hands. Or, maybe you might have been stumped by a tree or plant problem. In either case, nothing beats having a phone call away from an arborist or landscape specialist for your help.  Establish a free consultation with your local arborist from NW Landscape Management.

NW Landscape Management

1911 SW Campus Way #464, Federal Way, WA 98023

(253) 661-5824

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