Spring has arrived! So, it is time to pull up your sleeves and start preparing for the upcoming season. Winter weather makes plant growth dormant, but with a bit of love and care, you can ensure that the plants in your landscape will be beaming with life as the season progresses.
Take the time now to do some maintenance so you can enjoy the warm weather months. Spring is an essential time of year; consider these tips to get you started in the right direction.
Check your landscape beds for any weed growth. Clear all weeds and take the time each week to make sure no new weed growth occurs. Weeds compete for the nutrients in the soil as well as for space and light.
Compact soil does not allow nutrients and water to get to the plant's roots, making it difficult for them to flourish. Check for compactness by piercing a garden fork in the ground. The fork's prongs should go in at least 2 inches to make sure the soil is not compact.
Keep your trees and shrubs healthy. Fertilize them with a granular fertilizer that is released slowly. Prune branches damaged during winter. Also, look for signs of insect damage and remove them accordingly.
Landscaping your exterior space is one of the joys of springtime, which many people look forward to doing. Go ahead, get going. Before you know it, summer will be here!
We have put together some information and guidelines you can use to successfully take care of your newly planted shrubs and trees as they begin to get established in their new surroundings. The advice is a starting point, and you are an essential part.