Spring is here (hooray!) and, as such, there are many things that can be done to prepare your landscape for the upcoming warmer months. Below you will find some easy-to-do landscaping tips that will keep your yard looking beautiful during the season of growth and vitality:
1.) Touch up bedding areas with fresh mulch. Make sure to use similar mulch as the previous year. If you want to try a completely different style, you will probably want to completely replace the existing mulch to ensure textural unity and consistency.
2.) Recut, re-edge, or reinstall any bed edging that may have shifted during winter.
3.) Prune any split, cracked, or dead branches that may have been damaged over winter.
4.) Rake up any dead grass, debris, and any remaining leaves throughout all lawn areas to keep your yard looking neat and organized.
5.) Apply a Spring fertilizer to all lawn areas to help jump-start healthy growth for the upcoming season.
6.) Clean, power wash, and prepare any patio furniture for the upcoming summer months.
7.) Add a pre-emergent to any bed areas to help prevent the growth of new unwanted weeds or grasses.
8.) Flush cut any remaining past perennials.
9.) Check for damage to any gutters, downspouts, or downspout pipes. Make sure all downspout extensions are properly secured and, additionally, that all buried downspout pipes are clear and flowing well.