6 Tips to Get Your Yard Ready for Spring

With Spring on its way in and warm weather already here, it’s time to start thinking about preparing your plants for the season.  Here are quick 6 Tips to Get Your Yard Ready for Spring:

1. Prune –

This is the perfect time to cut back trees and shrubs, before they’ve fully leaved out.  Prune any dead, damaged, or otherwise unviable wood – just be sure that your plants aren’t old-wood bloomers, like azaleas, rhododendron, and hydrangeas, as pruning will remove any new blooms.

2. Weed –

Nip weeds in the bud (literally!), before they have a chance to take hold as your perennials begin to bloom.  Be sure to pull weeds at the root, to prevent them from growing back.

3. Fertilize –

Now is the time to apply fertilizer to shrubs and trees, taking into account the preferred soil conditions of each plant.

4. Mulch –

If your landscape includes mulched beds, prepare for Spring by spreading 2-4 inches of mulch (less if there’s mulch left over from previous applications).  This will help to insulate roots against mercurial Spring weather and prevent weeds from popping up.

5. Plant –

While the weather is still unpredictable and a late freeze still possible, you can begin planting some of the hardier and earlier blooming plants this month.

6. Plan –

If your landscaping is looking a little bit stale, now is a great time to spruce it up.  To find out more about how we can help transform your property, give us a call today.

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