Landscape renovation is the process of taking an existing landscape bed and sprucing it up.  This can be accomplished by pruning existing plant material, topdressing mulch, pulling weeds, or a complete overhaul.  Most landscapes that do not receive annual maintenance should be renovated at least every five years.  If the landscape is neglected for years, the chances are that it has lost its eye appeal.  After five years many of the plants installed will be mature or steadily on their way to maturity.  Keeping your plants healthy by removing dead, damaged or infected branches will help ensure their existence for years to come.

Landscape renovation for home safety.

Overgrown plants can block the view out of windows, cover building lights and house numbers.  Keeping your plants maintained helps avoid future problems with utilities and other plant material.  Overgrowth is one of the main reasons why most people perform a landscape renovation.  When the plant was installed several years ago, it looked great.  Now that it is mature and full, it doesn’t fit well in its space and seems out of place.

When bushes grow into other bushes, the dominant plant can kill out the other plant.  Evergreens are notorious for being damaged by other plants.  By the time the property owner takes the initiative to prune the plants that have grown into each other, it is too late.  The lack of sunlight causes the evergreen to die out, and only the woody inner of the plant remains.  If your evergreens get to this stage, it is better to remove the plant because it will not fill in correctly.

Utility companies like gas and electric will not be able to read the meters at your property if your shrubs are overgrown.  Large bushes covering access points to your house make great entrance points for thieves.  All in all, if you maintain your property on a regular basis and perform a landscape renovation every few years, your property will look great.