It’s officially spring! With warmer temperatures on the way and winter in the rearview mirror, it’s time to start thinking about your landscape. Spring is one of the most pivotal seasons in the landscaping world, and the right approach can completely alter the outcomes you get when you’re trying to do spring landscaping the right way. It’s time to bust out the garden tools, maybe call up the pros here at the Landscape Design center, and make the most of your spring landscaping efforts!
Assess Winter Damage
After the harsh winter conditions are over, they can still leave your landscape damaged. Before you get started with spring landscaping, survey the area to see if there are any signs of damage that were caused by heavy snow, strong winds, or the cold air. Broken tree limbs, browning plants, and holes in your lawn can all be some of the telltale signs of damage that will require some fixing, whether you do that yourself or hire a pro to help.
Cleaning Your Garden
A simple way to spruce up your landscape? Clean up your garden beds by removing any dead or dying plants, rotting leaves, or weeds. It’s an easy way to make your lawn look cared for. Plus, it gives you a chance to show off all the plants that are doing well and look healthy, increasing your home’s overall curb appeal. Many people find gardening relaxing as well!
If you didn’t prune your trees during the winter, you should probably do so during the spring. Spring landscaping allows your trees to produce new limbs, grow quickly, and live healthier lives. It’s especially important that you remove diseased or damaged branches. It helps keep away pests like unwanted insects and also prevent injury, as downed branches can end up hurting someone.
Fertilize Your Lawn
One of the benefits of spring is lush, beautiful, green lawns sprouting back up. And you can get that too! You just have to apply fertilizer to your lawn and any other plants you have like ornamental shrubs. Applying pre-emergent control can help prevent unsightly weeds from growing in your lawn as well. Just make sure you apply pre-emergent products before you do any mulching.
Remove Destructive Insects
As you clean and work on your lawn, look for any insect eggs, especially in earlier spring before they hatch. You can get rid of them then, preventing them from causing serious harm to your plants! Be on the lookout, particularly on the underside of leaves.
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