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Tips on how to keep your landscape affordable & adaptable

Posted at 8:32 AM, May 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-31 08:32:46-04

Creating the lush landscape of your dreams isn't always easy, especially when Mother Nature takes her course. As the seasons change from spring to summer, it's the perfect time to get a handle on your greenery. 

After last year's severe drought, Western New Yorkers are still playing catch up, trying to get ahead of the temperatures and prepare their gardens and lawns for what's next.

From picking and buying plants, to treating and installing lawns, restoring your landscape can be challenging. 

So, where do you start?

Rich Grabenstatter, President of Grabber & Sons Nursery & Landscaping, says "contacting a consultant if you notice something is wrong is key."

Whether the lawn is turning brown or plants are struggling to grow, understanding the problem is step one to fixing it. 

While landscapes can be costly, Grabenstatter says, "over the past 10 years the trend has moved towards more low  maintenance layouts. People just don't have the time that they used to."

Finding adaptable, slow-growing plants that are relatively in-expensive is a good place to start when looking to create a beautiful, economical landscape. 

And don't forget, Grabenstatter says, the more time and attention you put in, the more growth you'll get out!

For more on Grabber & Sons and their services, visit their website