Are you among the 36% of Americans who say that spring is their favorite season?
With the long, dark days of winter behind us, it’s time to enjoy the great outdoors again. The first place many of us start is with our own yard and garden.
Springtime is the perfect time to get outside and landscape your way to calm. Here are 5 landscaping tips to use in the coming weeks.
1. Start with a General Inspection
Before you begin spring landscaping, you should start with an inspection of your yard.
If it was a windy or stormy winter, did any of your trees suffer damage? Are there soggy or dead spots in your lawn that need attention? Do you have any improvement ideas in mind for the upcoming season?
Prune any limbs that are damaged or broken, or call us to have them removed.
2. Consider the Local Climate
Just because you’re in love with gardenias or rhododendron doesn’t mean they’ll thrive in your locale.
Like it or not, we’re somewhat limited by our geographic location. Before you get your heart set on a certain type of flower or tree, do some research. How well does your chosen plant grow in your area?
3. Prepare for Pests
Do you know which types of pests are common in your area? Is your area frequented by beetles, ladybugs, deer, or rabbits?
There’s nothing more devastating than having your beautiful landscaping ruined by local wildlife or bugs. If necessary, put up some fencing or wire mesh to protect your landscaping from invaders.
4. Fertilize the Lawn
If the test results show that your soil needs more nutrients, look for a fertilizer that supplies what it needs.
While many types of grass need fertilizer in the spring, others perform better when fertilized in the summer or fall. Controlled release or slow release fertilizers result in better absorption and less impact on the environment.
Be sure to read and follow the instructions on the bag. Using too much fertilizer can actually harm your lawn, while too little won’t produce the desired results.
5. Consider Future Growth & Maintenance
That tiny shrub may look ideal now–but what about when it grows over six feet high?
Before planting anything new, make sure you know how large it will eventually grow. You’ll need this information so you can properly space everything out without gaps or crowding.
What if you’re considering selling your home? Choose low-maintenance flowers, shrubs, and trees. While you might enjoy working in the yard and getting your hands dirty, others may not.
If your yard requires too much maintenance–no matter how attractive it is–this could be a turnoff to potential homebuyers.
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