Improve Your Landscape!
The temperatures are consistently warming up and the days are getting longer. Spring has arrived along with the sounds of the birds chirping outside. Along with spring has come a fresh opportunity for your landscaping. From decorative plantings, budding flower beds, to irrigating an enviable green lawn, landscaping this spring doesn’t have to be a wishlist. Let Apex Landscaping help you improve your landscaping! In this blog we share the top ways we would love to help you improve your landscape this spring!
Inspect and Spruce Up Trees and Shrubs
The staples of your yard are surely the trees and shrubs. These staples, if overlooked, can cause an eyesore in your yard. However, with proper attention and care, they can enhance both the hard and soft landscaping features to create a complete feel for your outdoor space. Tall shrubs, for example, can be sculpted around the perimeter of a property to act as a natural fence. Whether you want to take care of current trees and shrubs or plant new ones, you should also know how to revitalize seedlings.
Remove Dead or Diseased Branches
Dead or listless branches from trees and shrubs alike are probably your property’s most likely source of damage. As soon as possible, they should be pruned so that they don’t pose a threat against the strong winds and storms typically seen as Spring begins. Make sure to wait until they are genuinely dead branches before chopping them off!
Fertilize Your Lawn
Not only do your trees and shrubs require attention, but your lawn also needs some lovin’ too! Between the rain of winter and spring along with heavy snow and freezing grounds, your lawn needs some fresh fertilizer. Apex Landscaping can determine the best professional lawn fertilization for your lawn including the best quality products, application techniques, and certified safety steps for your lawn. Plus, you’ll have one less thing to worry about!
If you do it yourself, some things to keep in mind include determining the soil’s nutrients, choosing the best fertilization method, and knowing exactly how much fertilizer you need. You should also check local fertilizer regulations because some cities have specific laws on what fertilization types you can use. Lastly, don’t forget the trees and shrubs!
Mulch is a fantastic addition to any landscaped area! You can use mulch to surround the base of a patio to prevent problematic areas of weed growth. Since mulch has a range of colors and chip types, it can easily freshen up any landscape look. It also offers a variety of functional benefits for your yard!
Tree clippings, wood chips, and bark are common mulch types that complement the nutrients of the soil below. Mulch is often used to cover patches of ground to prevent common weed problems. While it doesn’t stop the weeds that have already germinated, it does work as a barrier for freshly planted grass, shrubs, trees, and certain flowers. Mulch can also work as a seal for rainwater to help with water retention. Lastly, in the warmer months of spring and summer, mulch shades new plants from direct sunlight and can keep the soil temperatures cool and damp!