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take care of your new yard

Here at Blend Outdoor Design we are proud to create fun, exciting and functional custom landscapes for our clients. We don’t offer maintenance services but we do want to help each home owner by arming you with the information you need to take care of your new Blend yard. Please review the information below for the basics on plant pruning / maintenance, do’s and dont’s for concrete surfaces and basic information on lawn care. 

Pruning and Plant maintenance

It goes without saying that plants are an important part of any landscape. Caring for them can be daunting due to all the information out there. Don’t be intimidated! We don’t know everything but we gave you a head start with a clear and simple pruning guide for most of the plants we use on our projects. Download the pdf to view the pruning guide information. 

Concrete care

Concrete is a very durable material but there are a few do’s and don’ts to keep it in good shape for as long as possible. 

Things that you should do: 

  • Keep your concrete clean. Oil and chemical stains not only look bad but can also deteriorate concrete over time. 
  • Pressure wash and re-seal your concrete every two years to keep it solid and looking good. 

Things that you shouldn’t do:

  • Do not use de-icing chemicals on your concrete! They will break down your concrete surface and cause flaking in a single season. 
  • Avoid having heavy machinery drive on the concrete during your next project. 

lawn care basics

How best to take care of a lawn will be different on every site due to environmental factors and microclimates. But there are still many basic guiding principles that will help you keep your lawn looking good. Below are some pointers that we have found to keep lawns looking good in our area. There is also a link at the bottom for more in depth general guidance on lawn care techniques.