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Four Lawn and Landscaping Tips for Spring

Posted on 13 March 2018 by admin (0)

Spring is usually the time to put your sweaters so you can feel the warm sunshine. However, this is also the time to get your landscaping clothes, put them on, and get your hands dirty. The last thing homeowners think about in winter is yard work, but as soon as spring sets in everyone starts getting their backyards in order. Spring is the time to increase your home’s value, improve your property’s appearance and make everyone around your neighborhood jealous. Here are landscaping tips to incorporate into your spring project plans.

Spring Cleaning in the Yard

The first thing to undertake as you prepare for your spring landscaping project is spring cleaning in the yard. This means cleaning up your lawn, flower beds, and garden. The harsh winter conditions might have resulted in a lot of debris, leaves, and branches falling on your lawn, beds, or garden. You, therefore, want to clean up and prepare the area you’re planning to work with.

Plant and Feed

Once the area is cleaned up, the next thing to focus on is installing sod or planting new grass. It’s recommended to use a balanced organic-based fertilizer rather than applying a pre-emergent to your lawn treatment. However, be sure the soil is well prepared and in good condition before planting the grass. Conducting a soil test can help you determine the nutrients that are deficient in the soil. Well, you might want to wait until fall so you can install sod or plant new grass. In such cases, it’s a good idea to a crabgrass barrier pre-emergent with a balanced fertilizer.

Get your Mower Blades Ready

Of course, just like everyone else, you winterized your mower during winter. Spring is now here and it’s time to have the bladed sharpened. It’s a good idea to have this done by a professional. However, if you can do it yourself, remember to remove the spark plug before you take the mower blades off. When the blades are sharp, you’re able to cut the grass effectively without tearing it and causing an unsightly tan to your lawn. Be sure to set a higher mowing height and avoid cutting too low.

Mulch

Many homeowners wonder how they can benefit from mulch. Well, when it comes to landscaping, it’s important that you have your garden, lawn, or flower beds covered by some material for erosion control and reduce the likelihood of weeds. It’s recommended to apply a four-inch layer of organic mulch over your garden and beds. If you notice weeds in your beds after mulching, consider hand pulling or spraying a glyphosate product like round up. When spraying the garden, be careful not to spray your plants.

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