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What makes moving one of
the most stressful events in your life?

Complaint 7- The landscape is dying.

That first year of landscaping can be a real headache. Whether you put in your own, or the builder put it in for you, building with living things presents a whole different set of challenges. Trees and shrubs are susceptible to transplant shock. Grass hasn’t developed deep enough roots to survive accidental droughts. Often, until you or your property management company get the watering schedule figured out, problems can arise.

Would you believe that I’ve seen more trees and shrubs die because of overwatering? When homeowners see their plants struggling, their solution is to add more water. Unfortunately, roots can drown, and you might be making a bad circumstance worse.


All things considered, landscaping can be a bit tricky that first year or two. Yes, occasionally some plants will need to be replaced. If your tree or shrub appears to be struggling, take a screwdriver and shove it into the soil next to the plant. If it comes out bone dry, you might need water. If it comes out muddy, then there is a good chance that you’re overwatering your yard.

Sometimes the plant is in shock, and you just need to give it time to recover. Many people will see a tree or shrub with several dead limbs and automatically jump to the conclusion that it will die and that it needs replacing now. To this, I say, give it a chance. It may take a year or two, but as long as the plant is still alive, it may recover and look just as wonderful.

Now I’m no arborist, and if you want a second opinion, by all means, go speak to your local arborist. Many cities and counties have at least one. This is just what I’ve seen, and it has often worked for me. Of course, every now and then, you just have to buy a new plant. It happens. Good luck, though. In ten years, once your landscaping is mature, hopefully you’ll have the envy of the neighborhood.

Complaint 6- Inferior quality.

They don’t make them like the use to. This is true. For the most part, they make them better now than they used to.

So what’s the real problem. There’s probably a couple factors: Read more here!