While it’s currently still winter, spring is approaching quickly, and it is almost time to start your spring landscape maintenance. Continue reading for tips on spring landscape maintenance to begin as soon as the cold weather ends and the spring sun is shining!
Clean Up From Winter
The first thing to do is to clean up your lawn from fall and winter. Your yard probably has a lot of cleaning to be done, between leaves, branches, and effects from snow and ice. Take the time to start cleaning your lawn as soon as the weather starts to get warm. You don’t want to clean too early, of course, as you may experience another snow storm this winter and have to clean the aftermath all over again.
Next, inspect your yard by examining trees, shrubs, and your garden.After months of little lawn maintenance, your landscape is likely in need of some maintenance to make sure it’s healthy. Check for any damaged branches on your trees, especially the ones close to your home. Now is a good time to make decisions on branches you want to be pruned or professionally removed before the spring. Also, inspect plant beds’ mulch levels and add fresh mulch if needed. The fresh mulch will help to keep the roots cool and last through the summer.
As the weather warms up, you also want to check your irrigation system to ensure it’s in good condition. Test the system by turning it on and check for any problems, including leaking valves, missing nozzles, or clogged sprinklers.
Early spring is also a great time to test your soil, as you must check it has the proper pH balance and nutrients before starting any landscaping projects. Plants and flowers need to be planted in healthy soil with the right nutrients to grow. Take a sample of your soil to a local agricultural extension office, or purchase an at-home testing kit from a garden shop. This is a very important step to take before starting any projects, as you increase your chances of a successful growing season this spring.
CALL IN THE PROFESSIONALS FOR YOUR LANDSCAPING 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, Google+, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Houzz, and Twitter.