For many homeowners the first few weeks of warm weather in the spring represent the first opportunity to break out of the rooms that have grown so familiar and break into a new gardening and landscaping project that will lend a bright, lively charm to your home through all the sunny months ahead. That said, starting fresh with gardening and landscaping work can be very intimidating, especially if it’s the first time you’ve tried your hand at having a green thumb. Fortunately, with this professionally designed checklist from our friends here at homeyou, you can be confident in your ability to create a breathtaking garden and landscaping design which will increase your home’s property value, improve your air quality, and simply make your home’s exterior look beautiful and inviting this spring.
Winter does some serious damage to your landscape and garden and so the first step to any spring landscaping services or gardening project should be bringing your property back from the dead.
- Repair any masonry shifts like stone walls and stepping stones which may have moved as a result of frost heave, ice expansion, or chilling winds
- Winter is the perfect time to have tree pruning performed since the tree isn’t actively growing and when it begins to in the early spring it will have an abundance of light and air available to help it thrive
- Dig small scratches into bare patches of your lawn to shovel in a mixture of rich soil and grass seed to get your lawn looking gorgeous. Water consistently until the seed starts to sprout
In the early days of spring homeowners have the opportunity to protect their home’s garden and landscaping before problems like invasive species even arrive. Act fast to reduce your to-do list later.
- Apply a specialized pre-emergent weed killer to save yourself a huge amount of time and stress throughout the season
- Protect your lawn care and gardening equipment at the beginning of the season by carefully inspecting them for signs of leaks, rust, or malfunctions. Repair and replace any parts that aren’t performing properly
- Fertilize and mulch to warm and insulate the roots of spring blooming plants in your garden in case a sudden, last minute drop in temperatures comes through to damage them
When your landscape and garden is healthy and cared for your newly designed landscape and garden will thrive for longer with less stress on your part. Once you’ve prepared your property for the growing season its time to start growing.
- Explore planting options which thrive in the spring including traditional favorites like forsythia, daffodils, and pansies to maximize the immediate beauty of your landscape
- Try your hand at plug growing options which allow you to care for the development of your plants within your home before they’re strong enough to join the garden outside
- Speak with an experienced landscape designer about which plants, styles, and patterns will best enhance the beauty of your home