Landscaping cleaning and maintenance is a challenging task. It is very important especially during the Spring season. It is the time where you have to do additional work to enhance soil conditions, prevent weed growth, and assist your plants to begin a start. If you are looking for assistance for Spring landscaping tasks, contact the Guelph Maintenance team. We have explained landscaping tips and more here that are necessary for the Spring.
Clean the area completely: There are chances for the accumulation of debris in the landscapes. Remove debris like broken branches, fallen leaves, dead grass, and other waste that has been accumulated during winter. Clean the gardens and plant beds, remove dead plants and debris, and rake the lawn completely. By removing the debris, you can enhance sun exposure and airflow, discourage the growth of bacteria and molds that may affect your plants, and avoid insect infestations.
Aerate the lawn: It is important to aerate the lawn first if you are thinking to perform pre-emergent. If you are doubtful or do not know how to do the steps exactly, you can call the professionals. If you do not do so, the lawn’s soil will compact over time. Due to this, it becomes challenging to engage moisture and air and it becomes hard for the fresh grasses to develop properly. When aerating is performed, it can loosen the soil, permitting better water absorption or soil penetration. Core aeration is one of the best methods. It eliminates a tiny plug of soil. The spike aeration method directly disturbs the soil and it is not recommended.
Apply fertilizers and pre-emergents: It is recommended to get help from the landscaping professionals for pre-emergent applications. Thus, you can prevent weeds growth and control them all through summer. Moreover, the application helps in the hindrance of yearly grassy weeds like goosegrass or crabgrass from developing in the lawn. It offers the grass with necessary nutrients for a better spring beginning. If you can find broadleaf weeds, it is best to treat them on the spot.
Trim and crop plants: When it comes to pruning and trimming, it is best to perform during Spring. It helps in eliminating old growth and encourages healthy and new growth of plants. Remove damaged or dead parts of plants, eliminating the entire top or chopping off individual areas according to the plant type. Perform necessary hard cutbacks for the shrubs or trees and prune separate branches to motivate new growth and shape trees. When you are pruning trees, ensure not to overdo. Fresh cuts have chances to attract disease and insects in warm weather. Remember pruning guidelines differ from type and variety of the shrub or tree and also local climates.
Mulch and plant: Ensure to determine the soil status before adding nutrients or installing plants and trees. Add compost when needed. Contact a professional if you are confused when to prune the shrubs and trees. There are numerous horticulturalists and plant lovers who are ready to assist you and clarify all your doubts.