As the weather gets warmer, you may need to get started with maintenance around your home. This upkeep includes the landscaping, and there are some things you want to do for greener lawns and healthier plants. The following landscaping maintenance tips will help you get ready for spring with green grass and healthier gardens:
- Pruning After the Last Frost—Before the weather gets warmer, you want to get started with the earliest maintenance that you are landscaping needs. This is the pruning, which usually needs to be done after the last frost (temperatures below the freezing point). When you are pruning, you want to prune the overgrowth of trees and shrubs in your landscaping. You also want to trim the canopies of larger trees now, to protect your property from storm damage in the summer and fall.
- Dethatching and Seeding Lawns—Another task that needs to be done after the threat of cold weather has passed is dethatching. This is the process of removing old roots and dead grass from the turf of your lawn. After dethatching, you may also want to aerate the lawn and apply a fresh mixture of grass seeds. This will allow new grass to grow with fresh and healthy roots, to keep the turf healthy and green throughout the summer months. This is a great way to achieve a healthy turf that stays green all year. You can repeat the process in fall with seeds that grow throughout the winter months.
- Applying Topsoil and Slow-Release Fertilizer—The lawn and other areas of your landscaping are going to need nutrients for healthy growth. Therefore, you may want to add topsoil to your landscaping to help hold moisture and nutrients. You can also add a slow-release fertilizer to the soil to help provide the roots of plants with nutrients. There are also options like adding compost or manure to the soil for natural fertilizers and organic plant growth.
- Planting Flower Beds and Vegetable Gardens for Summer—There are also flower beds that are going to need to be planted before the weather gets warmer. In addition to the perennial flowers, you may also want to start planting your vegetable garden soon. You will want to start by planting things like onions and potatoes that can be harvested in mid-summer. You can also plant things like corn for earlier harvests.
If you want to get started with lawn care early, contact a landscaping service for help before the weather gets warmer. This will ensure you have greener grass and healthier plants this year.