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Landscaping Guide For Homeowners

Hello, my name is Justin Malone and on this blog you'll find a lot of useful information about landscaping. When I moved into my newly built home, I didn't even have any grass in my yard, so I had to start from scratch. Before I tackled the project of landscaping my property, I did a large amount of research first. I learned how to plant grass seed, and when the grass started to grow, I researched planting trees. As my yard started taking shape, I planted shrubs and made flower beds. My next landscape project was building a fish pond and I completed it with ease after doing the research. I'm writing this blog as a guide for others who want to do their own landscaping and I hope that it helps you learn how to create a beautiful yard.

Tree Trimming and Care to Start Renovating Landscaping in Time for Spring

Spring will soon be here, and your landscaping may be just the way you left it in fall; without anything being done. This means that it is probably time to start with landscaping renovations to prepare your home for spring. Some of the things that need to be done include trimming trees, adding new ground cover to flowerbeds, and planting flowers to add color. Here are some of the renovations to start now to get your yard ready for spring.

1.  Trimming and Pruning While the Weather Is Cold

Trimming of your trees is something that you do not want to do in fall or spring when the weather is warm. You want to do it in late winter, which is when organisms and insects are dormant. It is also a bad idea to prune when the weather is below freezing. Wait until a warmer day of winter, but do it before all the insects and other pests become active.

2. Cleaning Up Debris and Preparing Groundcover

Cleaning up debris and preparing ground cover is another chore that you will want to begin before spring arrives. During the winter months, the last of the leaves fall off the trees. If you live in an area with winter weather, there may also be branches and other debris. This debris will need to be cleaned up when you are getting your lawn ready for spring. If you have a lot of debris to deal with, rent a wood chipper and turn wood into mulch to use for groundcover. You may also want to add a fresh layer of groundcover to areas like flower beds.

3. Planting Perennials That Will Start to Grow When Spring Arrives

The plants in your garden may need to be changed before spring months. Some flowers and other plants are perennials, meaning they die off every year. Before spring arrives, you will want to plant any seeds and bulbs to give color to your landscaping during the spring and summer months. This is also a good time to add trees and shrubs to your landscaping design in time for spring.

These are some of the renovations that you will want to start now to begin getting your home ready for spring and summer. If you need help with some of the larger tasks, contact a landscaping contractor to help with cleaning up your yard and getting the landscaping ready for spring and summer.