Even though we still have winter ahead of us, it’s never too soon to prepare for next year’s landscaping projects. You can schedule the following five tasks on your calendar now, so once those warmer temperatures arrive you can start improving your landscape immediately.
Plan Next Year’s Landscaping Projects
Are you envisioning a brand new patio or raised garden bed for your yard next year? Whether you’d like to work with a landscaping design team or planning to do some DIY work, taking the time to plan things out will make sure everything goes smoothly for next year’s landscaping. Now is the time to research, take measurements, coordinate details, and budget for materials. Then, once spring gets here, you’ll be ready to hit the ground running!
Over winter, debris tends to accumulate in yards. Before working on next year’s landscaping, you should clean up things like broken tree branches and leftover leaves from fall. We recommend tidying up after storms and during periodic thaws throughout the winter to break up the work. Leaving it all for spring can be overwhelming!
You can also take this time to clean up your garden beds. Edging them out before spring and trimming back any bushes or perennials you’d like before they start emerging for spring will keep all of your plants healthy and looking their best for the big thaw.
Think About Weeds
Does your lawn grow a lot of crabgrass or other weeds? You can start your overseeding process in early spring- think March, when the ground has thawed, but it’s not over 50o yet. You can apply a turf builder and another pre-emergent weed killer before the weeds even start to grow.
Check Your Trees
Winter storms can be harsh on trees. If you can, after every storm, check your trees for broken limbs and splits. Before you start on any landscaping projects, you should always check the integrity of your trees and collect any fractured bits. Trees that have significant cracks or damage to the trunk should always be looked at by a professional and removed if they’re not healthy or at risk of falling.
Choose Your Mulch
Choosing mulch for next year’s landscaping is a fun part of the design process! There are various mulches to choose from, depending on the look and feel you’d like for your gardens. Hardwood mulch has become standard for many homeowners, but you may want to look at more natural options for your gardens.
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Atlantic Maintenance Group is a full-service landscaping company providing maintenance, design, and construction, as well as snow removal, and asphalt and concrete services. We are your source for complete landscape and facility maintenance for commercial and residential properties throughout Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. We are a self-performing landscaping company, meaning we don’t hire subcontractors, and senior management is involved with every project. Our highly trained team of professionals receives constant, ongoing education on the latest industry trends, updates, and safety measures. This ensures we can deliver outstanding customer service and results to our clients, regardless of the size of your job.