The warming temperatures of the spring season offers the perfect opportunity to touch up your landscape. As winter comes to a close, trees and plants will emerge from their dormant state, blossoming back to life.
Unfortunately, some homeowners pay little or no attention to their landscape during this time of year, resulting in a lackluster curb appeal that doesn’t reflect positively upon their home.
So, how can you improve your landscape this spring season?
#1) Remove Weeds From Lawn
You can always tell when spring is here by inspecting your landscape for weeds.
Whether it’s crabgrass, dandelions, pigweed or chickweed, you can expect to see more of these invasive, unwanted weeds in your landscape during spring.
Rather than turning a blind eye to them, be proactive in removing them from your landscape.
#2) Clean Up Debris
In addition to de-weeding your lawn, you should clean up fallen branches, leaves, pine straw and other debris.
Don’t just run over this debris with a lawnmower. Rather, use a rake to manually bag and remove it from your lawn.
Leaving debris such as this on your lawn encourages mold and pests while also paving the way for fungal disease – something that no homeowner wants to discover with his or her lawn.
#3) Inspect Trees for Signs of Illness or Stress
You should also inspect the trees in your landscape for signs of illness or stress. During winter, trees are exposed to significant stress. While most trees can handle temporary stress, some will succumb to illness.
The good news is that you can treat most common tree diseases, but first you’ll need to diagnose the problem.
While walking through your landscape, inspect your trees for signs of illness or stress, such as missing bark, unusual growth patterns, fungal colonies and general discoloration.
#4) Use Lattice
Lattice has dozens of practical uses in a landscape.
Among other things, you can use it to create an inexpensive fence around your property, provide a structure on which vine plants can climb, protect flowerbeds from pests and more.
#5) Place Mulch Around Trees
The spring season is generally characterized by lots of rain. While rain is beneficial and needed to hydrate trees, too much can cause erosion, essentially washing away the soil surrounding your trees.
To prevent this from happening, place a 1- to 2-inch layer of mulch around the base of your trees. The mulch will absorb rainwater so that the soil is less likely to wash away during severe downpours.
If we can help with any of your tree care needs give us a call at 512-846-2535 or 512-940-0799 or