Spring Landscaping Guide
Winter is finally over, and you're looking forward to spring. You've
seen so much ice and snow that the greenery of your lawn is a welcome
However, the harsh winter can do a lot of nasty things to your lawn
landscape and can leave it in a not-so-ideal state. You might need to
do some spring landscaping to bring it back to tip-top shape.
Here, we present some tips on how to approach your spring
home and garden landscaping
Spring landscaping might sound simple, but there are a lot of tiny
details you need to take care of. It's, therefore, crucial to plan
things way ahead of time. That way, everything will be smooth sailing
once spring comes in.
Fall Landscaping Preparation
is one of the best things you can do ahead of Spring landscaping.
By the way, don't make the mistake of thinking about your landscaping
only when spring is at hand. It's best to plan around mid-winter to
the end of winter. It also gives you plenty of time to research and
contact the best contractors to help you with your landscaping.
The truth is that planning takes a lot of time, especially if you're
doing it for the first time. However, it will make all subsequent
steps that much easier. Also, planning gets easier as you do it every
One of the most crucial aspects of landscaping that you should give
importance to is your lawn treatments. If done correctly, lawn
treatments can make even the most ravaged winter lawn look fantastic
for the rest of the year.
First things first, you need to think about how you’ll replace any
damaged areas of your lawn. You have two options here.
You can use sod, which is mature grass that's already pre-grown for
you. It comes in rolls, much like how you buy carpet. With sod, you
don't need to wait for the grass to grow; it's instantly there.
However, sod is usually much more expensive.
Seeds, on the other hand, allow you to grow the grass from scratch.
It's cheaper and gives you full control over the look of your lawn.
The con is that it takes time and maintenance to grow successfully.
You also need to consider applying fertilizers and weed killers to
your lawn. Note that damp grass may need to be aerated for the
nutrients from the fertilizer to seep deep into the soil and reach the
fertilizing your lawn
isn’t as simple as tossing fertilizer and calling it a day. You need
to be aware of the proper amounts and timing.
types of fertilizers have different schedules, which you need to take
into account. Various types of grasses also have appropriate levels of
The type of soil is yet another consideration when it comes to
fertilizers. The quality of your soil dictates the amount and type of
When in doubt, calling in a professional landscaper for advice is
Mulching involves putting in a layer of material to serve as a
foundation on which grass can grow. It can help your lawn grass grow
faster while restricting weed growth.
Mulch also insulates your lawn, retaining the moisture that’s
essential for the healthy growth of your grass in spring. Mulch is
vital because your yard will rapidly lose moisture and nutrients
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Mulch can come in two flavors – organic or non-organic. The former
involves natural material like leaves and grass clippings, while the
latter is usually humanmade scraps like rubber tires or gravel.
Other Lawn Plants
Once you've taken care of your lawn grass, it's time to consider the
other plants in the vicinity. You'll have lots of leeway here. There
are many types of trees, shrubs, and flowers from which to choose.
However, it’s best to pick flowers and plants that look great with
each other. They should be in harmony with each other in terms of
color and shape. The last thing you need is for your ornamental plants
to clash with each other.
Please also consider the general environment of your lawn and only
plant trees and plants that are compatible with it. If you plant a
flower that needs plenty of sun in a shaded lawn, for example, it
Updating Irrigation Systems
A properly working irrigation system is crucial if you want your lawn
to look great all year. A faulty system can also potentially waste a
lot of water and money.
The general rule of thumb is to upgrade your system every five years.
However, it's also a good idea to evaluate your irrigation if you've
changed your lawn's layout. There might be additional features that
interfere with the proper operation of your irrigation system.
Sometimes, a complete upgrade isn't necessary. You can solve most
irrigation problems by fixing leaks, replacing sprinkler heads, or
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