Spring has arrived! So it's time to pull up your sleeves and start preparing for the upcoming season. Winter weather makes plant growth dormant but with a little love and care you can ensure that the plants in your landscape will be beaming with life as the season progresses.
Take the time now to do some maintenance so you can enjoy the warm weather months. Spring is an important time of year; consider these tips to get you started in the right direction.
Check your landscape beds for any kind of weed growth. Clear all weeds and take the time each week to make sure no new weed growth occurs. Weeds compete for the nutrients in the soil as well as for space and light.
Compact soil doesn’t allow nutrients and water to get to the roots of the plants, which makes it difficult for them to flourish. Check for compactness by piercing a garden fork in the ground. The tines of the fork should go in at least 2 inches to make sure the soil is not compact.
Keep your trees and shrubs healthy. Fertilize them with a granular fertilizer that is released slowly.
Prune branches that were damaged during winter. Also look for signs of insect damage and remove accordingly.
Landscaping your outdoor home is one of the joys of springtime, which many people look forward to. Go ahead, get going, before you know it, summer will be here!