March is here, and the end of winter is near. With spring coming soon, this means that a lot of homeowners will be preparing their landscape for the warmer weather. Spring is synonymous with gardening. As an expert landscaping company, it’s our job to ensure that homeowners and business owners have a healthy, green, and fruitful landscape to behold. If you just started getting into the gardening groove, then it may seem slightly overwhelming. If you’re looking for straightforward and helpful gardening tips, then this is a must-read.
Clean Your Garden
A garden will fail to look neat if there is debris such as leaves all over the lawn. Getting rid of weeds is another way to help keep your lawn healthy. If you find that your gardening tools are dull, then this would be an excellent time to sharpen them as you cultivate your landscape.
Add Moisture to Your Soil
Winter tends to dry out the soil on landscapes, as well as tightly packing the ground. To add moisture, you can add organic material such as compost or manure. Testing the soil to see what nutrients it needs is also another consideration. You may discover that you need to add fertilizer for ultimate moisture.
Trim Old Hedges and Plants
If you have any plants that survived the winter, you will need to prune them so that they can grow during the spring. Waiting until mid-April or May may work best just in case there is unexpected cold weather. We suggest that you prune blooming plants immediately so that you don’t run the risk of cutting off future flowers. It would also be best if you started pruning summer plants in early spring.
Add Mulch to Your Flower Beds and Garden
In combination with fertilizers and organic material, you should consider adding mulch to your flower beds and garden. One to three inches is optimal to prevent both weeds and diseases. It also helps with moisture retention and keeps a regulated temperature in your garden. The point is to keep the mulch a few inches from the plant stems to prevent rotting.
Visit Our Local Garden Center
If all of this still sounds overwhelming and doesn’t sound as straightforward as we promised, them come to our local garden center. Our landscaping experts will be happy to answer your questions and give you more gardening tips. What’s even better is that you can hire us to take care of your landscape for you.
CALL IN THE PROFESSIONALS FOR YOUR GARDENING TIPS AND NEEDS
Evergreen Gene’s offers professional landscaping and maintenance services through the state of Maryland. We are here to make sure your gardens and grounds look as beautiful as possible year-round. Interested in how we can help your garden look its best? Give us a call at (410) 766-6877 or visit us online. To see examples of our work and get more helpful gardening tips, follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Houzz, and Twitter.