One of the hallmarks of a gorgeous home is a gorgeous garden. Few things exude peace and warmth better than vibrant greens and colourful flowers. Like your body, a garden is a living being. It needs tender love and care (TLC) to keep it healthy. You can even say that it needs more of that TLC since a garden can have several plants with different needs. Some people already have a hard time taking care of their own body so they may have an even harder time taking care of several plants. The care and maintenance that strata gardening requires may also be more since it is usually bigger, and you may also have to satisfy other people whom you share the property with. Plus, some laws are present to dictate how a strata garden should be maintained.
Maintenance is in the Law
Since several people share strata property, maintenance is imperative to ensure safety and cleanliness for everyone. New South Wales has a bunch of by-laws that concern strata properties and a strata garden is no exception. An unmaintained strata garden can invite pests like rats, ants and even potentially dangerous animals like snakes. Plus, it will also look like a mess. If you are the manager of the property, you have the biggest responsibility in maintaining the strata garden.
What You Can Do
Gardening itself is tough work, so you can only imagine how much tougher it can be for strata gardening. Some people do not have a green thumb, plus the work can be back-breaking for a single person. You have to cut the lawn, trim the hedges, mulch the ground, etc. You get the idea; it is a lot of work. Luckily, you do not have to do it yourself. Some companies offer strata gardening maintenance. These companies are trained to not only keep your garden gorgeous but also ensure that it complies with legal requirements.
What Professionals Can Do
Similar to other gardening services, a strata gardening company can mow lawns, take out weeds, and prune trees and bushes. Besides plant care, these companies can also offer special services like irrigation, reseeding, and fertilizing. The last one is critical; overusing fertilizers can lead to fertilizer burn. Fertilizer burns happen because of excess nitrogen salts. Instead of your plants being able to absorb water from the ground, these salts will draw the water instead. Thus, your plants dry out and have burn symptoms. The overuse of fertilizers can also lead to unwanted plants like weeds growing.
Since a strata garden is different from a regular one, these companies also offer other services. Besides the plants, a strata garden can also have common landscape elements like walkways. Unlike indoor floorings, outdoor floorings are tougher to clean because they are exposed to the elements. A good strata gardening company will use high-pressure cleaning to remove stubborn dirt and moss. Not only will these efforts make your strata garden look better, but it can also make the garden safer since it can prevent slippages. If the company can do special services like high-pressure cleaning, you can bet they will also do the standard ones like sweeping, removing litter, blowing off leaves, and raking.
Whether your strata garden mainly has flowering plants or edible plants like herbs, vegetables, and fruit-bearers, sooner or later things can get out of hand. Save yourself the trouble and tame everything with the help of a proper strata gardening service.