As winter comes to a close, and spring has come in full force, it is time to start sprucing up your property and coaxing life back into the dormant plants and trees. Maximizing the beauty of your landscaping can be a challenge, so here are a few springtime landscaping tips to beautify your property and make your community as lush and beautiful as possible during the early spring months.
Be Ready for Unexpected Snowfall
Even in areas with low snowfall, it is important to be ready for any late snowfall. Trees with fresh new green leaves are much more susceptible to breakage then their bare-branched counterparts. Be prepared to remove any unexpected snow as soon as possible from branches and bushes to prevent damage from heavy, wet springtime snow.
Remove Winter Debris
One of the first things you can do in the springtime months to beautify the property is to remove the debris that has been left over from the winter months. Broken branches, and fallen leaves should be cleared away so that the grass has a healthy environment in which to grow, and the property looks cleaner.
Fertilize Trees and Grass
After removing debris, you can start to fertilize the grass, trees, and other plants on your property. This can keep your property looking beautiful year after year. Always be careful to not over-fertilize any plants as this can cause damage.
It is important to replenish mulch in all of your garden beds on a yearly basis. Springtime is a great time to do this because an adequate amount of mulch can help protect the roots of your plants from the extreme changes in temperature that can exist in the springtime.
Research Your Zone
When considering which plants to add to your gardens as the weather turns warm, it is important to research the climate and zone of your community. This will help you to purchase the right plants for your area and time of year for optimal beauty. Consider as well whether your garden beds are primarily in the sun or in the shade and plan accordingly.
Tend to Your Lawns
It is important to tend to your lawns before it gets too late. Usually a lawn must be aerated before temperatures get too high, so make sure you schedule this task early in the spring. Then, plan your watering schedule, and tend to any areas that have not fared well over the winter months. A well-kept lawn can make a big impression.
Tend to the Soil
This is also the time to tend to the soil in your gardens. It is important to turn the soil each year to help kill insect eggs and decrease summertime pests. This also improves the overall health of the soil which will help plants to grow lush as the summer approaches.
Spring is a wonderful time for many communities. Plants are coming back to life again and your property is starting to show its true beauty after a long winter. Use these tips to help your property to look lush and beautiful by the time summer begins!