The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and the temperatures are beginning to warm up. Spring is here and now that the cold winter has gone it is time to start tending to landscape. There is no better time than the spring the maintain your yard’s landscape. After all, with temperatures so beautiful, now is the time of year when you want to spend hours outside enjoying the beautiful weather and blooming landscape.
When preparing for spring, first thing is first, everything needs to be trimmed. The grass, the shrubs, the perennials, the trees – if they were neglected at all over the winter or have pieces that have died, now is the time to give them a good trim. Get rid of anything that appears dead on plants and rake away all of the leaves and debris that may have accumulated. Now is the time for a fresh start and you cannot do that with the casualties of winter laying around. In addition to trimming and raking, it is a wise idea to weed as well. Weeds have probably begun to pop up and before you start planting new things it is best to remove any weeds. With the ground cleaned and plants freshly trimmed it is time to plan for what you would like to plant for spring. To maximize your growing months and give plants the best head start possible before temperatures really warm up it is best to start planting in March as soon as possible. Add mulch wherever you intend to plant new plants to give them a good foundation in which to grow. For spring it is nice to add some annuals to your garden. Existing plants that have survived the winter look nice but by adding some bright and beautiful annuals to your landscape you will give your home that bright and fresh spring look. Once everything has been planted and is in place, it is time to fertilize throughout your landscape. Your landscape should be fertilized at various times throughout the year to support vibrant and robust growth and the arrival of spring is a great time to do so.
With the arrival of spring and more time spent outdoors it is also a good time to consider updating features around your yard. If you have been considering adding walkways, paving, a deck or e weather is ideal for making an addition and you will be able to enjoy it right away. For all of these spring updates, the best way to go about doing so is to hire a professional landscaper with expertise and knowledge. They will be able to properly care for and maintain your landscape as well as make suggestions for any additions and aid you in properly executing your landscape vision.