Five Tips for Getting Your Landscaping Ready for the Spring
After being stuck inside all winter, you’re probably ready to get outside and enjoy the warmer weather, whether you’re into hiking, biking, gardening, or picnicking. But before you dive into your favorite spring activities, you may need to get your landscaping ready for spring. So, we put together a checklist to help you prepare your lawn and landscaping for the warmer months.
Inspect Your Yard
Depending on how harsh the winter was, your yard may need some help to bounce back this spring. First, go around and thoroughly inspect your yard, looking for damaged shrubs and trees.
If there are dead branches in your tree, taking care of them right away can help prevent future damage from a fall. But don’t remove over 10% of a tree’s branches. You could negatively affect its bloom and make it more susceptible to disease and tree pests.
Do Some Spring Cleaning
You might have to clean up some leaves, debris, and broken branches on your lawn. A rake will help speed up this process. Also, you don’t have to wait till spring to start cleaning your yard.
Fertilize Your Grass
Fertilizing early on in the spring will help your grass grow strong, fast, and healthy. If you want to keep your lawn healthy all spring and summer long, take advantage of our professional lawn fertilization services.
If you’re not sure how to keep crabgrass out of your lawn without damaging the rest of your grass, pre-emergent may be just what you need. But once the crabgrass has started growing, you’ll need a post-emergent treatment.
Mow Often in the Spring
Make sure the grass has a chance to thaw and fertilize before you start cutting it. Mowing at a higher height setting about once every five days helps the grass reproduce properly and gives you a clean look. Additionally, edging your lawn will help keep the grass from growing into your landscaping.
Wait for Mulching
Once the soil’s had time to warm up a bit, you can pour about an inch of fresh mulch in mid-to-late spring. This will help reduce weeds, keep the soil moist, and give your garden a fresh, clean look.
If you moved your outdoor plants inside for the winter, you should wait to take them back outside. You want the weather to stay above 60 degrees consistently before making this move. If temperatures do drop, bring the plants back inside.
We hope that these tips help you and your friends and family enjoy your yard this spring and summer. If you could use a hand with residential tree care or lawn care services, get in touch with us at Green Giant.