If you have decided to do spring clean-up for your commercial or residential landscape, then you should consider following a well-planned checklist. Riverwoodlandscape – leading landscaping contractor offers spring clean-up services when you sign up for commercial landscape maintenance agreement. We have explained more here about spring cleanup and tips for enhancements.
Why should you consider spring cleanup?
It is well known that everyone loves the clean tidy look that spring cleanup adds to the curb appeal. However, the spring cleanup activities are important for your landscaping health. Perennials require trimming to rejuvenate for spring. There is no need to care about red twig dogwood as it would turn woody and drop its original red color. Turf cannot flourish if it is congested with a blanket of fall over twigs and soggy leaves. Mulch helps in keeping weeds down. It preserves moisture for the forthcoming summer months.
Tips for spring enhancements
Start pruning: It is common to see certain plants with leaves turning dead or brown after cold weather. So, spring is the best time to clear those leaves. By cutting those leaves, you can promote strong progress in the plant.
Say goodbye to debris and leaves: Due to months of rain and snow, there are chances to see debris and leaves all-around your property. It is simple to spot most of them however, it is hard to eliminate them all. Ensure to check under large shrubs. It is recommended to use a leaf blower to eliminate debris and leaves that are located at hard to reach areas.
Aerate your soil: After completing pruning, it is best to clear and aerate the soil. When you loosen the earth around plants, you can enhance the soil’s overall health.
Boundary your plant beds: By edging the plant beds, you can define the area of landscaping. It also ensures that your turf is not intruding on the bed areas. Edging is one of the important things to do as part of spring cleanup.
Fertilize your lawn: Before using the fertilizer, it is important to test the soil. You have to approach an expert to do the soil test. By seeing the soil sample, they will easily tell the right fertilizer that suits your lawn. It is best to utilize a push spreader in two rounds. The first round between February and early April and second round between April and the start of June- late spring. When you are laying the fertilizer, you can put down pre-emergent weed control and crabgrass.
Add new mulch: A perfect time to add new mulch around trees and flower beds is during Spring. It preserves soil from the sun, decreases runoff, and assists your soil recollect moisture.
Check the irrigation system: If you cannot water plants immediately, your entire work will get waste. It is best to set up an irrigation system with a timer. This way, the plants, and lawn will get water regularly. If needed, you can move a sprinkler or hand water around the landscape.