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.
With the 2015 spring season now upon us, the spring cleanup process is more important than ever. After receiving a decent amount of snowfall this past winter, which included wet snow and gusty winds, the season created a backyard nightmare for almost everyone.
The following are some easy steps to follow to complete a successful spring cleanup:
- Removal of any fallen trees or limbs from the winter snow and ice damage
- Grinding of tree stumps that are a result of fallen trees
- Removal of the stump grinding and filling in with topsoil above grade, allowing for settlement
- Installation of the proper grass seed mix, and then straw mulch in the affected area
- Raking the lawn would be beneficial to remove all matted down leaves and debris so that the turf area can breathe and get the proper air circulation.
- Any wet areas should also be raked and cleaned of debris.
When you pull in the driveway of your Buckingham, Bucks County, PA home do you feel proud or do you feel overwhelmed with the list of landscape items that need to be tended to in the upcoming weekend. Do the numerous chores or landscape contractors that you need to call take over your nights and weekends? That’s why you need a full service landscaping company. Professional service and professionally licensed, Realty Landscaping will meet all of your landscape requirements and desires. First impressions are made at the curb. We understand that your landscape is an important investment for you. Continue reading