10 Essential Spring Landscaping Tips
As days get longer and temperatures to climb, now is the perfect time to get outside to revitalize your landscaping.
Clean Out Your Gardens
One of the least expensive ways to improve your landscaping is simply to spruce up what you already have in your yard and keep your lawn well- manicured.
Pick the Right Spring Flowers
Many flowers only bloom during the spring. These can give your garden a boost of color before summer flowers blossom.
Prune Trees and Shrubs
Just like deadheading plants helps them to thrive, pruning trees and shrubs or removing certain branches, will ultimately help them produce new limbs and flourish.
Get Rid of the Weeds
It’s really important to get out ahead of the weeds as early as possible in the year. Spring is the optimal time to do this before the weeds have a chance to reach full maturity.
Who doesn’t love a beautiful, green lawn and lush shrubs? How do you get that? By applying fertilizer to give your lawn and ornamental shrubs a boost and by applying pre-emergent to control unsightly weeds from popping up.
Cut back perennials
Any perennials left from the previous year should be cut down to the ground. Besides making your garden look nicer, it’s actually good for your plants, especially those that are damaged or diseased.
Repair Lawn Damage
Lawns go through a lot of wear and tear which is largely unavoidable. In order to keep your lawn in the best possible shape, you will need to commit to ongoing lawn care throughout the year.
Clean Up Decks, Patios, and Outdoor Furniture
If your home has an exposed deck or patio, you’ll want to make sure they survived the winter in good shape, and that any trouble spots are swiftly addressed.
Clean up garden beds
Dead plants, stems, and leaves littering your beds not only look bad, but could be unhealthy. They harbor disease and fungus spores that can end up causing major problems later on in the season.
Spring is the perfect season to begin planting outdoors. The comfortable temperatures allow new seedlings to adjust to a different environment without the stress of hot summer sunlight.