The sun is shining, the snow has disappeared, and homeowners have already started to search for spring solutions. Let Realty Landscape point you in the right direction by explaining the proper steps for starting spring on the right foot.
After all, there’s nothing better than grilling on a beautiful Memorial Day with a lush and beautiful landscape.
The name says it all. The first spring cleanup steps recommended by Realty Landscaping are: cleaning out any leaves or debris; edging all the planting beds; and cutting back any plants that require it.
- Cleanout leaves and debris: Essentially, you want your landscape to be clean and neat. To ensure the best results, you really want to make sure you pick up everything. Check under large evergreen shrubs, especially when they line a wall. Try using a backpack blower to flush out leaves and debris.
- Edging plant beds: This is one the most important elements of spring cleanup. Edging your beds really defines spaces in the landscape. It also ensures that your turf isn’t growing into your bed areas, which would be unsightly.
- Cutting back plants: There are many plants that will need to be cut back in the early spring. It’s healthier for the plant to grow and it’ll look better since most of what you will be cutting off is brown and dead. Some common plants that will need to be cut back include Liriope and any other ornamental grasses.