Spring is around the corner and once the snow disappears, it’ll be time to prepare the yard for landscaping. It will be a little bit before the ground isn’t so hard but here are just a few landscaping ideas to possibly use.
Five Tips for Spring Landscaping in NEPA
1. Trim Perennials & Prune
Perennials at this time of year could use a good trim. You can usually cut it down to the base but some do need have some growth left over. This will encourage growth and the flowers to push. Pruning bushes a little bit will also encourage growth and remove dead parts.
2. Rake Flower Beds
Rake out your flowers beds to help remove debris that collected over the fall/winter. You can add it to your compost pile if you have one but otherwise should be disposed of properly due to the possibility of disease.
3. Edge Your Landscape
This is used to define the connection of grass to your garden. The turf won’t grow into your mulch with edging. This not only helps prevent that but it makes the landscape look nicer.
4. Redo Walkways
Maybe due to all of the snow and shoveling or freezing weather, your stone landscaping isn’t as good as it once was. This is the time to redo the walkway while the weather is mild. Your walkway is important because you don’t want someone or yourself to get injured because of a problem.
Adding fertilizer in the beginning of spring can help keep your plants thriving through the hot summer. Put your fertilizer down, only a 1”-2” application, and then put your mulch over that.