As soon as temperatures start to climb, getting a headstart on your landscaping will help your plants take advantage of the growing season and come back lusher and greener than ever. Below are a few tips for getting your yard ready for the spring ahead.
How to Prepare Your Landscaping for Spring
1. Clean Up Debris
Dead leaves, fallen twigs, and other lawn debris can jam up your lawnmower and keep fertilizer from reaching the soil. Before checking on the plants or pulling the weeds, get out a rake or leaf blower, and clear the yard of winter debris.
2. Have Your Trees Pruned
Even the hardiest trees might lose a couple of branches in the winter, but the dead limbs may not fall right away. Having a professional check your trees and trim back any dead or dying branches will keep your trees healthy and reduce the risk of being hit by falling limbs.
3. Remove Old Mulch From Perennials
If you mulched your perennials to protect them from winter, you may need to clear it away so the plants can start to grow again. Generally, you’ll want to scrape away the old mulch after the last frost, when spring is here to stay.
4. Apply Fertilizer & Weed Killer
At the start of spring, throw down some fertilizer and pre-emergent, which helps keep your yard from being overrun with crabgrass. When the growing season is in full swing six to eight weeks later, repeat the process and add in some broadleaf weed killer.
Getting your landscaping ready for spring can be a challenge, which is why Howard County, MD, residents choose to leave it to the professionals at Columbia Tree & Lawn Service. With over 40 years of experience and a broad range of landscaping services, you can count on them to keep your property looking beautiful all year long. Visit their website to learn more, follow their Facebook for tips and advice, or call (410) 740-5444 to discuss your project and request a quote.