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With the spring weather here it’s time to give your yard the much-needed TLC after a long winter! It’s time to start planting your plants, vegetables, trees, shrubs, and much more! However, when it comes to front yard and backyard yard work and landscape design, common landscaping mistakes tend to be made.

Common Landscaping Mistakes

Improper sunlight and exposure

Most people often do not take into consideration proper sunlight and exposure for their plants. It’s important to pay attention to the little tag that you get when your plant. Planting in the wrong location will hurt your plants before they have a chance to mature.

Planting too deeply

One of the quickest ways to kill a tree is to plant it too deep

Putting too much soil around a tree can choke the tree to death. When this happens, air is not allowed to go to the root system. Planting a tree too deep can also encourage root rot.

Cutting grass too short

It’s a common myth that if you cut your grass shorter you won’t have to mow it as much, but in reality it can cause harm to your grass.  Cutting your grass too short could result in a bare patch which could invite insects and/or susceptible to disease.  The key is to cut your grass different lengths throughout the year.

Using pots

Select a pot that is bigger than the one you purchase your plant in, but ensure that it is not too big.  If you select a pot that is too big your plant may shift, sink down, get too much water, or dry out fast.  You may also have to replant your plant in the future too if you notice little roots sticking out of the bottom.


When it comes to fertilizing, it’s important to actually do it but not too much or improperly.  It’s a good idea to fertilize at least twice a year- once in the spring and once in the fall.  You should avoid applying during the heat of the day and remember to water immediately after each application.

Antler Country Landscaping Omaha

Antler Country Landscaping was incorporated in 1997 and over the years has grown to offer professional landscape services, lawn care, and outdoor living spaces. Our mission is to enhance your outdoor experience. Contact us to learn more about our Omaha landscaping services.