You know it’s Springtime when you finally see flowers popping up out of the ground, especially tulips. After a long, cold winter, it’s a good idea to consider some Spring landscaping tips.
First, visually look over the exterior of your house as well as your yard. Pay attention to the health of trees and shrubs. Remove broken or dead branches– Spring’s a fine time to prune before trees and shrubs go into their full bloom mode. You can also test the pH of your soil to see if it’s healthy or not– oftentimes, people hire a professional to do this every couple years or so.
Improve Your Lawn
Next, fertilize your lawn, especially if you want to improve soil conditions after having your soil inspected. Fertilizer can help add needed nutrients to your lawn. Depending on the type of grass you have for your lawn, that will determine the best time of year to fertilize it. You can inquire locally at stores where fertilizer is sold and/or read the bag to get a better idea of what you need and when you need it. In addition to fertilizer, Spring’s a good time to apply weed control on your lawn. You can also add about an inch of fresh mulch in plant beds and around trees.
Prepare Your Planting Areas
Thirdly, are there stray leaves still hanging around your yard? Rake ‘em up and dispose of them. Use an edging tool to edge around your planting beds. Do the prep work you need to do in order to get ready to plant flowers there. Also, if you use a hose outdoors to water things, you’ll want to turn the spigot on for the season and test it out. If it hasn’t rained in a while, it’s a good idea to water the lawn and trees, etc.
Finally, Spring’s a good time to start planning new additions to your yard to help “jazz it up.” VistaPro creates beautiful pools and patios for homes in the Maryland-DC-Northern VA region. Have you been mulling over the idea of adding a backyard BBQ/kitchen to your yard? VistaPro can make it a reality. VistaPro also does outdoor fire pits and fireplaces. Basically, if you want help improving the look and feel of your yard, contact VistaPro Landscape & Design at 301-805-0119 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.