When spring rolls around, it can seem like there are always things to do, whether you’re doing spring cleaning around the house, gearing up to file your taxes, or putting early plans in place for your summer vacation…spring landscaping can easily fall to the bottom of the list, but it’s important to remember that your yard needs attention, too. It’s at the beginning of its new growth cycles; and to be properly prepared for the warmer months ahead, you’ll need to put in a little bit of work.
Clean Up Your Act
Winter’s finally gone and the temps are beginning to rise. So just what should you do to get your yard looking its best? Spring landscaping is a bit like housekeeping—it begins with the clean up. You might not realize just how much debris and even trash can accumulate on your property, but everything that gathers up over time can really hinder your lawn’s ability to grow properly. Pick up as much as you can with your hands, but put your rake to use, as well. You may have quite the collection of leaves, dead grass, twigs, and pine needles—all of which can put your turf at risk for disease and keep it from getting enough light. In flower beds, removing debris will make things easier when it’s time to plant or mulch, so continue your clean sweep across every area of your property.
It’s a Spring Thing
So what’s next, now that things are nice and tidy? You’ll need to mulch your flowerbeds; fertilize your plants and your turf; mow the lawn; reseed the sod; and, of course, water. Though the lawn may not have grown noticeably during winter, it will still need a bit of a trim out along the edges to separate flower beds and other plants from the lawn itself, which keeps you from mowing them down when you break out the mower. This is also a perfect time to decide where you want any new gardens or flower beds, so make sure you have everything you need to dig out your design.
As you continue to work, doing things systematically will make things easier for you, but your landscaping see the benefits of a well-executed plan, as well. Make a checklist of your tasks for spring landscaping, and consult with a local landscaping maintenance company to make sure you’re not missing anything. Do you have the right products? The right tools? For the average homeowner, it can be a lot to keep up with, and it may be in your best interest to hire a professional who knows exactly what to use, how to use it, and when.
Get your landscape ready to spring into action! Call the experts at Executive Landscaping, Inc., today!