As Spring rolls around you might be thinking about what spring services will benefit your landscape the most. Getting your property in great shape can be a lot of work—but it’s worth it as the pay off means spending more time outside and enjoying your property to the fullest. A great-looking landscape also boosts curb appeal and the overall value of your property.
Here are the spring services that should be on your radar as you gear up for a new season.
Pruning is the “art and science” of making strategic cuts to your plant which benefit both their health and their appearance. Early spring, after any periods of frost have passed, is generally the ideal time to get pruning underway. Of course, it’s important to keep in mind that certain plant material has an ideal timeline of “when to prune.” Before you make any cuts, be sure that you’re pruning the right plant at the right time.
At this point, you’ll want to identify any dead or dying plant material and determine whether it can be repaired (prune away the dead parts) or needs to be replaced.
If you have a gap in your landscape because of plant material that died off, this is a great time to fill it in with something new. You might also think about adding some pops of color to freshen up the landscape. Spring is a great time of the year to think about new plant installation.
Spring is also a great time for general clean-up. Any fallen leaves or debris that littered the yard during the winter months should be picked up. It’s amazing how much landscape debris can accumulate over time—which is not only an eyesore but can ultimately be detrimental to the lawn by blocking its access to much-needed sunlight. Picking up any unwanted material off of the lawn or from plant beds will make the property look so much tidier.
Mulching and Edging
Spring is also an amazing time for a mulch refresh. Mulching obviously has a major aesthetic appeal and gives your plant beds or tree rings that manicured look that is so desirable. But it also has incredibly valuable functional benefits including water retention, weed suppression, and root insulation.
Along with mulching, you might also think about edging your plant beds and tree rings. Edging is the process of creating a “border” that delineates these landscaped spaces from the lawn areas. It obviously serves an aesthetic purpose as an edged plant bed or tree ring looks great. But it also serves a functional purpose of helping to keep lawn weeds out of the landscaped areas and vice versa.
You’re Not Alone
While it’s not uncommon for people to be enthusiastic about tackling these lawn and landscape tasks on their own at the start of the season, we understand that they can quickly become overwhelming! What might seem like a Saturday project could actually take multiple weekends.
The truth is, your time is valuable, and you probably have things you’d rather be doing than working on the landscape. It’s important to remember, that you don’t have to do it all yourself. While there can be a lot involved in getting your property ready for the Spring, Taylor Anthony 365 is here to help. If there are any tasks that we can handle for you, we’d love to take some of that work off of your plate. Instead, you can get back to enjoying your free time—and your property.
Commercial or residential, Taylor Anthony is prepared to help you manage your landscape by providing the right solution for your situation, call us today at (904) 230-3386.