Spring Landscape Chores
Spring is here, and it’s time to get in the yard! These chores can be knocked out in a weekend, and will help you take control of your landscape from the start.
- Clean out annual beds and containers. It’s too early to plant summer flowers, but you can get everything ready.
- Prune summer blooming trees and shrubs (if needed) before the end of March. Get the shape just right and stimulate more blooms.
- Prune spring blooming trees and shrubs (if needed) after they have bloomed. Keep them neat and tidy, and remove spent flowers.
- Refresh thin mulch areas in shrub and perennial beds. Take care of the soil and keep the beds looking great.
- Fertilize trees, shrubs and perennials when new growth starts. Fertilizing too early is wasteful, let the plants tell you when they’re ready for breakfast.
- Plant new landscape trees and shrubs as soon as the ground thaws. Planting while they are dormant helps to reduce transplant shock.
- Tackle nagging landscape issues now, like drainage problems, awkward plantings and dead or diseased plants, so you can enjoy your landscape the rest of the season.