If you’ve ever caught yourself admiring the eye-catching maple tree down the street, or the vibrant spread of flowers outside a local shop, we’ll bet you’ve wondered, “Can my yard look like that?”
The answer is, yes! With the right plan, you can revamp your landscape this spring.
Before jumping into spring landscape projects, though, give your property a clean slate. A full spring cleanup helps with healthy growth for your current plants and makes the perfect setting for adding new plants to the mix.
Take on spring cleaning with these 4 steps to spruce up your landscape.
- Clean the Scene Remove all debris from your landscape. You should be looking out for old leaves, twigs, fallen fruit and garbage that lingered throughout the winter. Compost organic matter whenever possible.
- A Timely Trim Shape up your trees and shrubs by removing dead branches and leaves. Be sure to prune before full blooms to avoid upsetting the plant’s natural growth.
- Freshen Your Flower Beds Rid your plant beds of uninvited weeds. Add weed control after a thorough weeding to provide a long-lasting shield.
- Tree Nourishing Needs Once weeds are cleared, mulch keeps them from making a comeback. Add a 2 to 4-inch layer of mulch around plants to suppress weeds and keep moisture in the soil.