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Common Landscape Design Problems

by | Nov 10, 2021

We all want that picture-perfect lawn; the one where you pull up to an inviting, soothing scene with beautiful plants, a patio set, a stone walkway, and a fresh green lawn. Nobody wants to drive up to a splotchy landscape that makes them cringe every time that a visitor pulls up to their home. They want the landscape that makes jaws drop and people ask them for lawn care tips. Unfortunately, the biggest reason why many homeowners can’t have this is due to landscape design problems.

Landscape design problems can not only cost homeowners time and money but can also have them pulling their hair with frustration at the problems that seem to rise faster than they can find solutions. The good news is that most of the most common landscape problems can be easily avoided with the right attention towards your lawn. Even if you haven’t taken the measures to avoid them there are still easy ways that you can take care of your lawn now to ensure a stunning and healthy landscape!

Here are some of the most common landscape design problems and what you can do to both avoid them and find solutions for them!

Landscape Problems

Dead Grass

An issue that most commonly presents itself to homeowners is dead grass and weeds on their landscape. Dealing with dead grass can be a headache for even the most resilient homeowner since it seems to happen out of nowhere and be impossible to get healthy again. The good news is that, although frustrating, it’s fairly easy to combat.

Although there can be several reasons why you may have dead grass, it’s important that to deal with it you ensure you have the right irrigation system installed. To have a healthy and thriving lawn it’s important that you have a sprinkler system installed to make sure that your lawn is getting the hydration that it needs to stay healthy.


Another common that tends to overwhelm homeowners quickly are weeds that grow faster than they can manage. Weeds thrive at the most inconvenient spots right next to your healthy and green lawn. They can be stubborn, but they’re possible to manage. The best way to deal with them is to get ahead with preventing it by mowing around your yard with sharp blades. There are also natural fertilizers that you can look into to deal with stubborn weeds that aren’t leaving.


Pests and insects can damage your beautiful and healthy landscape if you aren’t careful. They can cause disease to your lawn and infestation, which is why you want to make sure that you prevent them and take action the second that you have any suspicion that they may be investing in your landscape. Combatting pests and insects with the right fertilization can help to get rid of them. It’s also critical that you have the right irrigation system installed to keep your lawn green and healthy!

Landscape Problems too big? Hire A Landscaper

It can be tough to admit, but even the best designers can’t do a DIY landscape. It’s important that you acknowledge when something is out of your expertise and you need to hire a professional to help. This can be to design your lawn at the beginning if it’s something that you can’t tackle on your own, or admitting when you have a problem and need to get professionals involved. Many homeowners try to tackle everything on their own which leads to it getting done incorrectly and creating more issues within their lawn. Hiring a landscaper or architect to get it done right the first time can save you both time and money.

Robert Markley

Robert Markley is a licensed Landscape Architect with over 20 years of experience working with clients to provide excellence in landscape design, project management, and installation services. He also possesses a rare combination of skills as a horticulturist, licensed Landscape Contractor, and licensed Irrigation Contractor, equipping him to provide a comprehensive and practical approach to any project, big or small. He takes pride in helping our clients envision and create amazing outdoor spaces that are enjoyed now and for years to come.

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