Common Landscaping Problems

If you’ve been a homeowner for more than a few weeks, you have probably run into at least one landscaping problem. But having the help of a professional landscaping company like Liberty Lawn can go a long way in keeping these problems at bay. Some of these problems are fairly common, and can be difficult to avoid for even the most dedicated homeowner. Here are some of the most common landscaping problems that we see in our neighborhoods.

Planting Mistakes

One of the biggest problems that we see in our client’s landscapes is improper planting. When trees or shrubs are planted too close together, it can cause issues down the road. This can manifest itself in a few different ways:

  • Plants become entangled with each other
  • Plants are undersized because they aren’t getting enough light or nutrition
  • Plants become overgrown too quickly
  • Roots are lifting up pavers or cement


This is why the future growth habits of plants must be considered during the planting phase. Planting mistakes can also lead to less healthy trees and shrubs. This can happen when they are planted in areas that do not meet their needs, such as having the wrong amount of sunlight or water, or having the wrong soil type. In these situations, removing the plant can be the only option to fixing the situation. While it can be difficult to make this decision, it is going to be better for you in the long run as it will mean having healthier plants that need less intensive care.

Improper Mulching

Another common landscaping problem that we see is improper mulching. Many homeowners choose to take on this task by themselves because of how simple it seems. In reality, there is a correct way to mulch – and many incorrect ways. Under-mulching, over-mulching, and uneven mulching are all problems that we see. All of these situations can lead to long-term health problems for your plants. Using the wrong type of mulch, or one of a poor quality, can also cause issues with your plants.

Mulching may seem like an easy task, but even a careless professional can do it incorrectly. Piling too much mulch against a tree can cause bark rot and root damage. Too little much can allow a plant to dry out too quickly. Too much mulch can lead to moss growth and root rot. That is why, if you aren’t sure how to do this task, it is best to give Liberty Lawn a call to handle it for you. The process is quick and inexpensive, and you can be assured that it has been done correctly.

Brown Patches in Your Grass

While having a little dead grass here or there may not seem like a big deal, it can in fact turn into one. There are a few different diseases and pests that can strike lawns, leading to brown patches. Left untreated, these issues can spread and quickly affect your entire lawn. But proper preventative care, as well as proactive care when problems do crop up, can help prevent these issues from getting out of control. Grass can turn brown from more than just disease and pest problems—it can be weather related, irrigation related, and more. But if you have Liberty Lawn keeping a watchful eye on your property, these types of problems can be avoided or at least addressed quickly.

If you have lawn issues you aren’t sure how to deal with, or if you want to hand over your lawn care duties to a professional, give Liberty Lawn a call. You can schedule an appointment that works for your schedule, and we’ll give you a no-obligation quote for our services.