Although you may spend most of your time planning your patio’s layout, you should also invest in your landscaping. If you decide to plant a new tree for more shade during the warmer months, you’ll need to do that right away. Even temporary landscaping, such as seasonal bulbs or annuals, can give your outdoor spaces a pop of color. Are you not sure where to start? Keep reading to learn how to maximize your residential landscaping for spring.
Rake the Yard and Garden Beds
Utilize a small lawn rake to clean out the garden beds. The rake will prevent damage to shrubs and perennials, making the beds look neat. In addition, the flexible tines will eliminate debris that can retain pests and diseases. The smaller size will allow you to quickly access between plants without harming any new growth that’s popping up.
For instance, a crabgrass rake is perfect for raking your lawn. The stiff tines of a crabgrass rake will eliminate leaves, dead grass, and debris. It will also loosen up the soil’s top layer. By loosening up the ground, you will help prevent a pile of dead grass from forming, which can deter nutrients from reaching the roots of the lawn. So, maximize your residential landscaping with aeration!
Consider Mulching Your Garden Beds & Around Shrubs and Trees
Another way to maximize your residential landscaping is spreading the mulch of choice on the garden beds. Mulching will discourage weeds from developing. It will also keep the soil from barking during the heat of summer. Lastly, mulched soil retains moisture which benefits the plants and requires less artificial watering.
Sharpen Your Lawnmower and Garden Equipment
A sharp lawn mower blade creates a clean cut on the blades of grass. This will keep your grass healthy and minimize moisture loss through evaporation. Overall, sharp garden tools make it easier to complete garden chores because there is a difference between dull and sharp gardening tools. Receive your free quote with Atlantic Maintenance Group for landscaping maintenance!
Prune Shrubs and Trees
Don’t forget to prune off dead or diseased wood from your shrubs and trees. Also, make sure to eliminate any branches that rub or cross against others; branches that rub against each other remove bark and welcome diseases. Lastly, remove other branches that are developing in a way that detracts from the plants’ aesthetics.
All of Your Landscaping Needs from Atlantic Maintenance Group
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.