Spring Landscaping Tips for March through May
With spring just around the corner, many people are feeling the itching urge to get their yards looking in tip-top shape, helping them recover from winter’s overcast skies, heavy rainfall and burdensome snows. Landscape Supply of Utah offers excellent tips for helping homeowners get out of their winter-rut and embrace the beauties of spring.
- Trees and Shrubs
- These should be pruned, when necessary. When pruning, the undercarriage of the trees should be cleared out and all damaged, infected or dead branches removed.
- Rose bushes should be pruned to allow for additional blooms and growth later in the season.
- Trees and shrubs should be fertilized.
- Landscapes should be thoroughly inspected for diseases and insects. If diseases and/or insects are discovered, they should be promptly treated and an expert should be consulted, if necessary.
- Applying a fresh layer of mulch around trees and shrubs helps gives landscaping a boosted, renewed and much-refreshed look.
- During these months, weed control should be applied over the entire lawn, which includes pre-emergent and post-emergent options.
- Lawns should be lightly fertilized, to ensure proper growth.
- Lawns should be inspected for diseases and insects and treated accordingly.
- Routine maintenance includes trimming, mowing and edging lawn areas, as well as watering where needed.
- Planted Beds
- All debris, weeds, branches, leaves, etc., should be removed from the planting beds.
- Applying both pre-emergent and post-emergent weed control, as needed, is highly recommended.
- All planted beds should be inspected for abnormalities, pests, insects and disease. If anything abnormal is discovered, it should be promptly treated.
- Applying a fresh layer of mulch to the areas will help minimize future weed breakouts.
- Weed, fertilize, trim and deadhead all perennial plants and flowers. Annual flowers that have died should be removed from the planted beds.
- These features include irrigation, water features, outdoor lighting, patios, driveways and walkways.
- Irrigation Systems – These should be turned and fully inspected after May 1 to ensure freezing weather has subsided. These systems should be tested for leaks and proper water pressure. Any necessary repairs should be promptly completed.
- Water Features – All debris should be removed, the feature should be filled, treated and opened well after the last freeze, and generally May 1 is a good guideline.
- Outdoor Lighting – All automatic timers should be set and lighting fixtures should be examined for damage and all burned out bulbs replaced.
- Patios, Driveways and Walkways – These should be inspected for uneven surfaces, which can pose health hazards.
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