You will want healthy grass, plants, and trees when spring arrives this year. You want your home and landscaping to be in tip-top shape and attractive. We would like to give a few tips for your landscaping, so you will be proud of your home this spring.
The beginning of spring is a great time to take stock of your yard, do some yard maintenance, and get rid of any leftover debris from the winter season in order to make room for new growth in the warmer weather. Remove all the dead leaves, sticks, twigs, and other debris.
Prune Your Plants
Next, use the spring season to begin to clean up your existing flowers, shrubs, and other plants. Remove dead annuals and prune dead twigs and branches off of any perennials. If you don’t remove the dead bits, they could have a harder time getting proper amounts of sunlight, which can discourage new growth. During the winter months, dead stems and branches form and take nutrients from the healthy part of the plant.
Once your yard is dry, use a dethatching rake to remove thatch that has accumulated on top of your lawn. A regular yard rake will also work for this task, though it might not be as efficient if there’s a lot of thatch to remove. If you don’t remove the thatch, it can build up and block essential sunlight, air, and moisture from reaching your grass, making it harder for your lawn to thrive.
When To Fertilize
Apply early spring lawn fertilizer once between February and April, when your grass is starting to green up and begin to actively grow (around the time your lawn first needs to be mowed). It is the perfect time to put preemergent in the flower beds to alleviate unwanted weeds.
When To Pull Weeds Out By Hand
Pull out annual weeds such as groundsel with the roots, before they have a chance to set seed. Hand weed after the rain has softened the soil, allowing you to pull out complete root systems, and get a jump start on your weeding.
When To Start Mowing
A good rule of thumb is to wait until it’s at least 40°F and your grass has grown 2–3 inches tall before you mow for the first time. Watch your lawn during the spring and clean it up when the time is right.
We Can Help!
Are services include removing debris and leaves, edging borders, mowing grass, and spring and fall cleanup. Having a regularly scheduled landscape maintenance program will minimize damage, fungus, weeds, and other harmful agents to your property.
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Davis Landscape Design & Installation has been providing landscaping services to customers in Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati since 1965! We know that the landscape design process can be overwhelming, so we work with you tirelessly to better understand your vision. At Davis Landscape Design & Installation, we’re on your team and we know how to listen and deliver.