Now that spring is almost here, it’d be a good idea to get a headstart on your landscaping. You can start by:
1. Checking Your Tools
Make sure to clean and maintain all the landscaping tools you’ll need in spring. Sharpen your blades, wash your plant pots, check plant boxes for holes, do a bit of maintenance work on your lawnmower and clean up your tool shed. That way, you’ll be ready for spring.
2. Seed Brown Patches on Your Lawn
It’s not uncommon for brown patches to appear on your lawn near the end of February. Winter can be harsh on plants, after all. Reseed these patches so grass can begin to grow back.
3. Trim Dead Branches and Prune Overgrown Bushes
Speaking of plant growth, you can make the most of your time in late winter by trimming dead branches from trees and pruning overgrown bushes. Trimming plants and trees can help spur new growth in spring, not to mention keep your backyard landscape looking great.
4. Planning Ahead
Late winter would also be a good time to start planning your landscaping. What kinds of flowers or ornamental bushes will you be planting in spring? Once you’ve made a shortlist of ornamental plants, call your local plant nursery to place an order. Demand for new seedlings starts to peak in summer, so it’d be a good idea to place an order early on.
Don’t forget to plan the placement of the seedlings—you wouldn’t want their branches to overlap once they’ve matured. A landscaper can help you figure which part of your garden is the best place to plant your new seedlings.
5. Preparing Planting Beds
The last step is to prepare the planting beds. Get rid of weeds and apply mulch and fertilizer to get the planting beds ready for the seedlings.
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