Landscape beds play an important role in the overall curb appeal of your property in Oregon, so it's important that they always look their best. If you're looking to increase the beauty of your landscape beds, there are three services you will need to schedule: trimming and pruning, mulch installation, and flower installation. Trimming and pruning services are essential to maintaining healthy and beautiful landscape beds. Trimming and pruning will keep your plants looking neat and manicured while also removing any dead or diseased parts. Adding a ground cover is another excellent way to freshen your landscape beds up. Mulch and rock are visually appealing ground coverings that come in various colors and shades. Ground covers will not only increase the curb appeal of your landscape beds, but they can provide health benefits to your plants, too! Lastly, flowers can add beauty to your landscape beds. By adding flowers, your landscape beds can look colorful and lively, making them a striking sight.

1. Have your plants trimmed and pruned to keep them healthy and looking their best.

A professional trimming a hedge in a landscape bed in Gresham, OR.

Trimming and pruning services are key to keeping your landscape beds healthy and looking their best. Here's how each of these services can benefit your plants:

  • Trimming: Trimming is the process through which professionals cut overgrown branches. By trimming your plants often, you can keep them looking neat and manicured throughout the year.
  • Pruning: Pruning is the process through which professionals cut dead and sick branches. This prevents diseases and insect infestations from spreading to the rest of the plant.

Pruning can be detrimental to a plant if done at the wrong time, which is why you should always hire pros to prune your plants.

2. Add a mulch or rock ground cover to your landscape beds.

Shovel beside landscape bed after mulch added in Gresham, OR.

If you want to enhance the beauty of your landscape beds while also providing your plants with health benefits, you'll want to install a ground cover in them. The two most popular ground cover options are mulch and rock. Both of these ground covers are available in a variety of color options, so you can choose an option that meets your aesthetic preferences. What's more, ground coverings provide a variety of health benefits to your plants, including:

  • Moisture retention
  • Soil erosion control
  • Weed control
  • Temperature regulation

When it comes to a mulch ground cover, you will need to replace it annually because it will decompose over time.

As mulch decomposes over time, it will release nutrients into your soil.

3. Add flowers to your landscape beds.

Flowers added to landscape bed in Happy Valley, OR.

Flowers can introduce a vibrant splash of colors to your landscape beds. It's no secret that adding new plants in general can add extra zest to any landscape. But flowers are especially alluring because of their vivid hues and charming shapes.

In Oregon, it's important to keep in mind that while some flowers may thrive year-round, some flowers grow best during cold or warm seasons. When you hire professionals to install flowers in your landscape beds, they will assist you to pick which type of flower best fits your landscape beds — aesthetically and more.

Here are a few flowers that prosper in Oregon:

  • Snapdragons
  • Sweet alyssum
  • Petunia
  • Marigolds
  • Sunflowers

Do you want to beautify your landscape beds? Call us to schedule a landscape design and installation service!

Your landscape beds will be the first thing anyone will see when visiting your property. So, you'll want to keep them looking their best throughout the year. At J&C Lawn Care, we can help you increase the beauty of your landscape beds with our landscape design and installation service. We can trim and prune your plants, install a ground cover in your landscape beds, and add flowers to your landscape beds. We offer our services to property owners in Gresham, Happy Valley, Troutdale, and other surrounding areas in Oregon. Give us a call today at (971) 284-2035 to schedule any of our services.