Five Easy Ways to Improve your Landscape this Spring
We’ve noticed that the amount of time people are spending in their homes has sparked their imaginations and led to many plans for home improvement projects. Don’t let your ideas stop at the door. Think about improving the landscape around your home. It’s a great way to get outdoors and create lasting value for your home.
Here at Precision we created a list of five easy and inexpensive ways that everyone can enhance their landscape’s healthiness and curb appeal.
Add a fresh layer of mulch to the landscape beds around your home. Mulch will not only make your property pop, but it will also help prevent weeds and keep moisture around your flowers and plants. Don’t have any mulch beds? Make some. Creating simple tree rings with mulch will accomplish multiple things. It will add some color to your landscape and will also make it much easier to mow around the trees.
- Edging your sidewalks, driveway, and curb lines.
Creating clean and crisp edges along your hard surfaces goes a long way in making your lawn look professionally manicured. You do not need an automatic edger to do this. It can be done with a simple edging shovel or other flat ended lawn tools. If this is a task you would prefer to leave to the professionals, then we would be more than happy to do this for you.
- Overseed and Fertilize
Are you hoping to have a full, weed-free lawn this year? The best way to do this is to overseed and fertilize your lawn this spring. Does your lawn seem worn out or full of bare spots? If so, then your lawn is a great candidate for overseeding. Overseeding is the process of seeding directly over areas that already have established turf. This will fill in bare spots and create opportunity for new grass to grow. Having a thicker healthier lawn will make it more resistant to disease and drought while also making you spend more time outdoors enjoying your lawn.
- Add Recurring Color with Perennials
Not sure what plants to choose for your home or are you afraid of killing them? Try planting some perennials. They are very resilient and will come back year after year. Most people know of the popular perennials like hostas and daylily’s, but they can get boring. We thought we’d share some of our other favorite perennials that will add a splash of color to your landscape. Try perennials like Astilbe, Coral Bells, Russian Sage, Coreopsis, or coneflowers.
- Prune Your Trees and Shrubs
Spring is a good time to prune trees and shrubs because you can easily pick out dead branches and can see the shapes of the shrubs before they fill out with leaves and flowers. Be sure to wear personal safety equipment and don’t prune and branches that you aren’t able to control the fall of. One final note; make sure that it is appropriate time of year to prune the shrub as some may not bloom if you prune off the buds.