Get Ready for Spring Cleanups!
Even thought this article is being written in midst of a major winter storm, we are Mr.Landscaper cannot wait for the Spring. In our opinion, it is the seasons most homeowners look forward to due to the changing temperatures, leaves on trees and most importantly – start of the lawn maintenance season. We understand your life is already stressful as it is. Here is a quick checklist for all you avid gardeners to serve as a friendly reminder:
Soil Testing: Perhaps one of the most important tasks of a young landscaping season. Regardless of how much time you spend in your garden, it will not do any good if the base is not right. You are trying to essentially achieve proper PH levels to ensure optimal growth during the landscaping season.
Soil Tilling: Part of the process to revive the soil from its dormant stage is to add fertilizer and till it. Tilling recycles the old soil and mixes it with the “good soil”. If needed, order a yard or two depending on the size of your garden bed. If you are unsure about the amount of soil needed, be sure to consult with a local landscaping expert
Prepare all your Gardening Tools: In order to plan your garden, be sure you have the right equipment to service it. The spring season is the best time of the year to get great deals and discounts across various retailers in North America. If you are unsure how long any of your equipment will hold up, go ahead and purchase your tools now!
Contact Landscaping Contractors: If you plan on going ahead and planning a project or simply need Lawn Care and Lawn Maintenance, make sure you call contractors early. They usually tend to fill up their schedule fairly quickly and will be packed for the rest of the summer. Sodding or Lawn Replacement along with Interlock Projects are the toughest to schedule with a reputable landscape contractor
Pruning: Do not underestimate the importance of Pruning. Believe it or not, giving your landscape an early haircut will make sure its growth and vitality throughout the summer. Spring and Fall is usually the best times to make sure your Landscape is adequately trimmed and shaped properly.
Planting: Although Spring is not the ideal time of the year to plant bulbs, there are several Perennials that become available at the start of Spring. Be sure to check with your nursery periodically for alerts. Spring is the time of the year where you can get awesome deals with planters.
Spring is one of the best times of the year. Be sure to enjoy the time and climate. Do not procrastinate on any chores you have planned all winter and fall. This is the time of the year so be sure to take action right away. Adding additional yards of soil to the mix is a great recipe for success. Be sure to differentiate between Triple Mix soil and Top Soil. They are two different things and making a mistake early can be disastrous. Best of Luck everyone. I look forward to see some great cleanups! Cheers!