Whoever started the tradition of determining the length of winter based on whether a rodent sees his shadow or not — we thank you. While a groundhog likely doesn’t have the meteorological knowledge to know when it’s going to warm up, Groundhog Day gives us an excuse to start looking forward to warmer days and spring landscaping. (Nobody tell Phil that there’s still snow on the ground down here in Maryland.) When it finally does warm up, whether it’s now or in six weeks, these spring landscaping tips should help you prepare to get your gardening groove on before too long.
Punxsutawney Phil says to get your spring landscaping planning underway pronto! And plan ahead you must. While the rest of Winter Storm Jonas finishes fading away, take the time to learn about your region’s climate and what kinds of plants grow best in that environment. Also learn what types of pests your landscape might be vulnerable to and plan to defend against them. You wouldn’t just start remodeling your bathroom without doing some research first, and spring landscaping is just like any other home improvement project in that way — you have to do some research to get good results.
Although Groundhog Day tradition says that spring starts, well, now, that doesn’t mean that now is the time to grab your gardening gloves and jump out there to start planting. In your research you’ll learn that there are certain times of year to plant your garden to optimize your plants’ growth and wellbeing.
While you’re waiting for the temperatures to rise and the ground to thaw, now is a good time to start thinking about what you want your landscape to look like. Creative sites like Pinterest are great for finding inspiration for your spring landscaping ideas.
Consult With an Expert
If you can’t find an answer to a particular question, or you just want advice from a professional landscaper, contact Evergreen Gene’s and we’ll be happy to help you with whatever you need when it comes to spring landscaping.
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