Like an open skin wound, damaged bark or foliage provides an ideal entry point for diseases and insects. Even torn leaves caused by a thunderstorm provide an opening for invasion. Although you can't lessen the ravages of weather, you can protect plants from mechanical damage caused by string trimmers and rotary tillers. Encircling trees, shrubs, and perennial beds with a wide band of mulch helps keep power equipment away from the plants. Make sure that mower blades are sharp so that they make straight, clean cuts, rather than leaving ragged edges on grass blades.
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How would you like to save a ton of money and increase the value of your home by as much as thirty percent! If your homes landscape is designed properly it will be a source of enjoyment for your entire family, it will enhance your community and add to the resale value of your property. Landscape design involves much more than placing trees, shrubs and other plants on the property. It is an art which deals with conscious arrangement or organization of outdoor space for human satisfaction and enjoyment.