As the chilly weather starts to fade, it can only mean one thing: Spring is coming! We think everyone can agree that the longer and warmer days that Spring brings are a welcomed change. We are surely looking forward to it! The start of Spring doesn’t just mean longer days. It also means that the bees are buzzing, and plants will start blooming. It is time to give your outdoor spaces some extra attention and start on those landscaping projects.
Here are five landscaping tips to get ready for Spring.
- Plan your Spring layout.
Once you have your perennials cut back, it is a perfect time to assess the rest of your garden. Look to see if there is anything you would like to add or if you have space for anything new. Make sure that you are leaving room for growth on plants you know will expand quickly. Once your plan is in place, it makes it easier and faster once it is time to start planting.
Remember, landscaping your home does not need to be expensive or time-consuming. If you follow these five simple tips, it takes a massive load off once Spring is here. By prepping your lawn and garden before your plants and trees start to grow out of control, you will save yourself time in the long run. But, with a little love now, you will have the landscaping of your dreams once Springtime hits are you are ready to start enjoying your outdoor spaces more.
- Check all your yard tools.
First things first, make sure that your tools are ready for the job. Rakes and shovels could have rusted over the winter, or maybe you forgot that you threw away your gloves and never replaced them. You want to make sure your tools are in working order. The last thing you want when you are about to hit the garden head-on is to find out something you need is missing or broken.
- Rake up all the leaves and sticks.
Raking up all those fallen leaves and sticks can immediately give your yard a freshened-up look. Doing this now also helps you see if there are any dead or bald spots in your lawn that might need reseeding so that it can grow in the right way once Spring weather hits.
- Prune branches and bushes.
Start pruning your trees and bushes by removing any dead or broken limbs. Removing these branches helps you see if there are any rotting or unhealthy trees, and it allows the plant to grow this Spring properly. Doing this early can also give you time to call in a professional if needed.
- Cut back your perennials.
Now is the time you should be cutting back any perennial plants and flowers that you have in your garden. Doing this now will help them thrive when the weather warms up, the day gets longer, and the blooming season begins.