How to Prep Your Landscaping for Spring
As the weather begins to warm, it’s a good idea to examine your yard and check your landscaping. It may be time to get out there and start to prepare your landscaping for spring. We have a few tips to get your yard in summer-ready condition.
Get Your Fertilizer Ready
Winter weather can kill your plants, grass, and trees. To counteract these negative effects, adding fertilizer in the spring can ensure that your yard looks great.
- Fertilize Your Lawn – Be sure to use a lawn fertilizer specifically designed for grass. Typically a slow release fertilizer will have the best effect on your lawn.
- Fertilize Your Plants – After the last cold snap, give your plants some love with a fertilizer that will give them the nutrients they need. If the winter weather killed some of your plants, take the time to pull them out and replace them with some new plants.
- Fertilize Your Trees – Your trees may not seem like they need fertilizer, it’s not a bad idea to give them extra nutrients. Be careful about how much fertilizer you give your trees, but put a little bit around the base of their trunks to keep them healthy.
Be sure to read the instructions on the fertilizer you buy so that you apply it properly. Too much fertilizer can be a bad thing and will ultimately harm your landscaping.
Clean Up Your Gardens and Yard
Remove all leaves and tree debris from your yard and gardens and mow your lawn often. By cleaning up your yard and keeping your grass trim, you’ll ensure that your grass has the ability to grow in thick. Don’t be afraid of over mowing your lawn (assuming the weather hasn’t been too dry), if you mow every five to six days your grass grow in thicker.
Check your garden plants and trees for dead spots that may have appeared over the winter. It’s important to trim your plants and cut out any dead spots. If any plants or flowers are primarily dead, it may be a good idea to remove them completely.
Replace Your Mulch
Spring is a great time to replace the mulch in your gardens and landscaping. The winter can wear away your mulch, making it look dingy and depleted. By laying down a fresh, new layer of mulch, you can reinvigorate your garden beds.
We recommend a dyed mulch, cypress blend mulch, or pine bark if you’re considering replacing your mulch. It will make your landscaping look great and has the durability to last for a long time. If you’re looking to update your mulch you can order online or give us a call.