Spring landscaping ideas
Lawncare & Landscaping Tips
Wilson Lawncare and Landscaping believes a landscape design is the best way to start an outdoor project. We take special time and consideration in creating your outdoor living space, we feel that the outside should be a reflection of what is on the inside.
One of the most obvious off-season tasks to focus on is brainstorming, researching, planning, and designing your gardens for the upcoming season. This can be done on your own or with the help of a professional landscaping firm.
As the snow melts and reveals all the elements of your landscape, don’t forget to get outside and inspect the “hardscaping” features on your property too, such as trellises, patios, and decks. Make repairs now while we wait for more ideal gardening weather or talk with our team to see how we can help keep your property looking its best year round.
Stop crabgrass: Crabgrass and other annual weeds need to grow from seed each year, so a well-timed application of pre-emergence herbicide can stop them in their tracks. Spread the herbicide as weeds bloom in your area start to drop. Aerate your lawn: If your lawn doesn’t grow well because of hard, compacted soil, aerate it in spring (when your grass is actively growing).
Improvements and prepare to have an even better lawn next year!
- First aid for a battered lawn.
By late summer or early fall, your grass may be worn down from foot
traffic. When you fertilize, give these areas one extra pass with the
spreader to help the grass recover.
- Need green in a hurry?
Hosting a family gathering or open house? Apply a light dose of urea
(pure nitrogen fertilizer) and water it in for near-instant green in
two to three days. It will last a couple of weeks.
- Prepare for the weed war.
Those most hated of weeds — perennials like dandelions and creeping
Charlie — should be tackled in early fall for a better lawn next
spring. They are germinating now and are easier to kill. Use a
broadleaf weed killer.
- Raise your mower blade.
Give your lawn a break by letting it grow just a little longer.
Whenever you mow, never cut more than one-third the height of the grass
blade to help your lawn stay healthy.
- A great time to seed.
Whether you are seeding an entire lawn or fixing dead patches, late
summer and fall are great times to do it. Rake off any dead grass,
loosen the soil and add a starter fertilizer before you seed or add
sod. Keep the area moist until the seed sprouts and the sod sets
- Plant trees and shrubs.
Fall is a good time to add landscape elements, and you will find many
of them on sale. Water trees and shrubs thoroughly and continue to
water until the first frost.