As much as we at Young’s love to talk about landscape design and getting our hands dirty, we’d be doing you a disservice by not talking about the dreaded spring clean-up. Let’s face it — the winter months can be harsh on your lawn and gardens, and every spring you need to do your share of damage control. Now that we’re in the middle of winter, when Mother Nature is taking her toll, we should talk about everything you need to do this upcoming spring clean-up season to be fully prepared.
So, we’ve gathered some essential tips and tricks to help you achieve your best lawn and gardens come this spring! See Young’s Landscape Management’s springtime checklist below:
- Clean up all leaves, weeds, and loose branches from your gardens and tree beds, so your plants will be able to grow correctly and without any obstacles.
- Cut any over-wintered perennials to the ground and cut ornamental grasses to 3-6”
- Weeds don’t stand a chance when you include a pre-emergent to your lawn care systems.
- Layer on new mulch while keeping it low around the trees. You want to avoid the tree bark and should pull the mulch back 2” from the tree.
- Removing damaged ends and allowing for a fresh new look, pruning is like a haircut for your shrubs. Keeping everything neat and tidy… unless you are going for that messy look.
- Once Spring arrives, it’s necessary to turn on and check your irrigation system for any leaks caused by this past winter. Your gardens and lawns will be thirstily pushing out all their new growth and showy splendor.
All this talk about spring clean-ups may sound like a lot of work, but when warm weather arrives, Young’s Landscape Management wants to make sure your home’s exterior looks vibrant and exciting as the day it went in. Schedule your consultation today and see what we can do for you! Visit us on our website, or call us at (609) 654-5441, Monday through Saturday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.