Soon the temperatures will be warming up and many homeowners will start thinking about preparing their landscape for early spring. The experts at Swingle want to help you prepare with these 5 spring landscaping tips.
5 Early Spring Landscaping Tips
Spring Landscaping Tip #1: Sharpen your Mower Blade
Sharpening your mower blade is essential in maintaining a healthy green lawn throughout the summer. Dull mower blades can lead to tears in grass blades, leaving it susceptible to fungal diseases. Maintaining your mower blade will also keep it cutting efficiently, leaving your lawn beautiful and perfectly manicured.
Spring Landscaping Tip #2: Inspect your Trees
After our snowy winter, it’s important to inspect your trees for any cracks or broken limbs. Pruning encourages healthy new growth and prevents further breakage from unexpected spring snowstorms. Hiring a professional tree care company can also help as they will properly prune and inspect your trees for any damage that may have occurred during winter, as well as insect activity.
Spring Landscaping Tip #3: Apply Mulch
The spring is a great time to apply mulch in order to help protect your trees and shrubs. Applying mulch acts as a protective barrier by regulating the soil and preventing weeds from emerging. It’s best to apply 3 to 4 inches of mulch around trees and shrubs leaving a few inches of breathing room around the base for best protection.
Spring Landscaping Tip #4: Inspect your Irrigation System
It’s about time to turn your sprinkler system back on in Denver. Early spring is the time to turn your sprinkler system back on and inspect it for any possible damage that may have occurred during the winter. Check for any leaks and/or damaged sprinkler heads. If you do find damage, a professional can help.
Spring Landscaping Tip #5: Plant new Plants
Adding color such as flowers and other plants to your landscape is a great way to start the spring season. Spring is the perfect time to plant due to the warmer temperatures and rain, which allows the plant to establish a healthy new root system.
Get your landscape ready for spring this year with Swingle! Schedule a free evaluation of your landscape today!