Spring is just around the corner, and with it comes warmer days, more sunshine, and everything bursting back to life. What a glorious time of the year! Of course, because this is the time of the year when everything awakens from its winter slumber – and since more and more people will be spending more quality time outside – it’s also a good time to start the Spring landscaping projects on your to-do list.
What Should Be On Your Spring Landscaping To-Do List?
If you want to enjoy your time outside to the fullest, you’re going to want to put some effort into making your yard look its best. After all, there really is nothing better than being surrounded by a lush green lawn, fragrant flowers, and colorful trees.
If this is your first time doing spring landscaping or it’s the first time you’re going to attempt doing it yourself, you’re probably wondering where to get started and what needs to be done.
To help you on your quest for creating the perfect outdoor paradise, we’ve put together this handy spring landscaping to-do list that you can use as a helpful guide.
Ready to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty? Keep on reading to find out what you need to do to get your landscape looking great this spring season.
Aerate Your Lawn
A full, green lawn is the foundation of a beautiful landscape, as it serves as the backdrop for your flowers and trees. If you want your lawn to look its best, you’re definitely going to want to aerate it.
Aerating involves using specialized equipment to create holes directly in your grass. These holes will create air pockets that will help to boost the health of the soil that your lawn grows on. On top of that, aerating will also strengthen the roots of your lawn.
If you’re going to do the job yourself, you can rent or buy the equipment from your local home improvement store or contact an Omaha lawn care company to do it for you!
Get Rid of Thatch
Thatch is a term that is used to describe dead grass and debris that accumulates over the surface of your lawn during the winter season. Getting rid of thatch is important, as doing so will maximize the amount of sunlight the underlying grass receives. In turn, removing thatch will allow your lawn to grow in fuller, thicker, and healthier.
You can dethatch your lawn with specialized tools. These tools can also be purchased or rented from a home improvement or landscaping supply store. If the layer of thatch is thin (3 inches or less), a good raking should be enough to pull up the dead grass and debris.
Fertilize the Lawn
Once your lawn is aerated and dethatched, it’s time to fertilize it. Purchase fertilizer for your lawn at your landscaping supply or home improvement store; you can also buy a special hand-held tool that will make application a lot easier.
When purchasing fertilizer, it’s important to first test your soil to find out what kind of nutrients your grass needs so you can purchase the right variety.
Check the Trees and Shrubs
The lawn isn’t the only part of your landscape that needs attention; you’re also going to want to give your trees and shrubs some TLC. Trees and shrubs play a fundamental role in a vibrant, visually pleasing landscape. Take the time to give them a thorough inspection.
Check for broken or damaged branches and limbs, and prune or trim any that you find. If you spot any signs of disease or pest infestation, you’ll want to address the problem ASAP. Failure to address these signs will only make matters worse – and harder to deal with – in the long run.
Clean the Garden Beds
Take the time to clean out your garden and planting beds. Over the winter season, flower beds accumulate a lot of debris. From the remnants of the plants that died off to leaves that fell and acorns during the autumn season, there’s a lot of muck to clean out.
Take the time to cut back any dead foliage and stalks. Also, rake out leaves and acorns, and even pine needles. Compost what you can.
You’ll also want to check for any signs of pests. If you spot any, make sure to destroy them now. If you let them go, you’ll have a big problem on your hands later on in the season.
Spring Landscaping: T0-Do
By implementing the above-mentioned steps, you can turn your landscape into an oasis that you’ll be able to enjoy throughout the spring season. If you keep up on it, you’ll be able to enjoy it straight through to the fall!
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Antler Country Landscaping was incorporated in 1997 and over the years has grown to offer professional landscape services, lawn care, and outdoor living spaces. Our mission is to enhance your outdoor experience. Contact us to learn more about our Omaha landscaping services.