Winter is in its last leg and spring is almost here. While you are starting your spring-cleaning, this is also the perfect time to prepare your landscape for the coming season. Besides, starting early will help you have a better-looking yard in spring.
At Barron Landscaping, we have 5 tips for you to prepare your landscape for spring.
1. Choose the Mulches
You can wait for a little before laying mulch, but this can just be the right time to prepare for it. Hardwood mulches help add color and last long. It is recommended to choose organic options such as leaf and bark mulch. They will break down to add to the soil and plant health.
- Edge out the planting beds
- Research the different mulches
- Trim back dead branches
2. Prune & Cut Back Grass
Pruning can serve two purposes:
- Remove any diseased or dead branches
- Maintain the proper form of plants
When you prune plants, they can rejuvenate and experience new growth. Observe plants until leaf emergence to check where to cut back. Prune out any dead stems to the ground and let taller stems retain their height. Examples of plants that can benefit from pre-spring pruning include:
- Blue mist spirea
- Russian sage
Also cut the grasses to within 3 inches or less. Then, you should remove any debris from the beds.
3. Aerate the Lawn
Aeration is important for maintaining a healthy lawn. There are many benefits to it:
- It helps open the turf canopy
- It helps reduce compaction by allowing air, water, and nutrients to enter the soil
When it comes to areas with high traffic or lawns having heavy thatch, it is best to follow two perpendicular directions to have more holes.
Overseeding plays a significant role in creating a thick and lush lawn. The process involves spreading new grass seeds over your lawn to fill the thinned areas. It is recommended to overseed your lawn during a slightly cooler season. When the temperatures are low, there is more room for precipitation. When planning on seeding, it is recommended to avoid pre-emergent application. As with other measures mentioned above, it is recommended to seek professional help for this process as well.
5. Turn on the Irrigation
Your irrigation system plays an essential role in maintaining the beauty and health of your landscape. Make sure it is working properly before the growing period sets in. Turn on the system and look for any signs of leaks. Make adjustments to the spray patterns to check the sidewalks and hardscapes don’t get sprayed on. It is recommended not to turn on irrigation systems until the temperatures start rising.
So, follow these tips to prepare your landscape for spring. If you need more information and help, it is recommended to get in touch with us at Barron Landscaping. You can give us a call at (210) 980-5695 or send us a message via this Online Form.