Spring is almost in the air! Well, maybe not quite, but it’s not far off. And that has many people wondering what to do in order to prepare their lawns and gardens for this glorious time of year! The cold is moving aside and the sun and outdoors beckon us, so now is the time to get busy preparing for your spring landscape! Here are some great tips to get started now prepping your yard and garden for spring.
How Do You Prepare For Spring Landscaping?
Preparing your garden for spring landscaping means a little elbow grease, but the rewards are worth it. Winter has destroyed any living plants that were left out, so you will need to dispose of them. In general, your garden area probably feels like a big overgrown, abandoned mess after the winter. BUT—that’s all fixable! You will want to take a rake and clean up any dry organic matter such as leaves and branches. Begin buying your bulbs to plant now, as well as seedlings for the flowers you want. Use a rake and get the area nice and clean, then pay some attention to your garden tools, seeing that they are in good working order and not rusted out.
Prepare your soil by cultivating it. This gets it ready for new plants. Do a walk-about on your property and remove any cracked, broken or debris that’s lying around. Replace your garden hose if necessary. This is also a good time to give a good power wash to the brick or pavement on your driveway and sidewalk and get it looking clean again. You’ll be amazed the dirt that will come off when you pressure wash!
In general, this is the time to plan out what you want your garden to be and begin planting as soon as you’re sure that there is no more freezes or snow. You want to get your bulbs in as early as you can so you can enjoy them longer. If you are landscaping in order to improve the aesthetic appeal and value of your home, then you will need to buy flowers that are already mature and blooming. You local home center has lots of options.
Consider planting vegetables if you’ve never done that before. It’s a wonderful thing to be able to eat what you grow, even if it’s small!
If you would rather being playing golf than working on your lawn-give us a call today at Local Hardscape Pros. We will help you plan the landscaping design for your budget, as well as help you keep it up throughout the growing season. Spring is truly one of the most wonderful times of the year, so start now preparing so you can enjoy it to its fullest!
Local Hardscape Pros
4717 Jenn Drive Suite 100K
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577