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Top Tips for Maintaining Edgewater Landscaping in Spring

Top Tips for Maintaining Edgewater Landscaping in Spring

Spring is a gorgeous time of year. Everything turns green, flowers start to bloom, the days warm up, and the wildlife comes out of hiding. This makes spring the ideal time to perform some much-needed garden maintenance after winter. 

The following tips may seem like stating the obvious, but if you start at the beginning and work through each one, your garden will soon become a springtime delight.  

1.   Check the Trees

Check limbs and branches to see if any need pruning or removing. If any tree limbs are hanging dangerously or the branches are too high, contact an arborist for a professional job.

2.   Clean Any Debris

During fall and winter, most trees lose their leaves. Remove all fallen sticks or branches on the lawn, and then rake the leaves and debris that have collected both on your lawn and in the garden beds.

3.   Prune Shrubs and Plants

Woody plants need dead or damaged branches removed so they will grow well in spring, but blooming plants should not be pruned until after they’ve bloomed. Wait to prune until after May, just in case there’s an unexpected cold spell or freeze.

4.   Test and Replenish the Soil

You should test your soil every 3 to 5 years to see what it needs. Your local Edgewater nursery can give you advice on how to test the soil and replenish it.

5.   Add in Local Edgewater Landscaping Options

Perennials need some time to grow before the heat sets in, so always plant them first. Once the ground is no longer frozen, it’s time to plant new trees and shrubs. Visit your Edgewater nursery to find out which native plants and trees are available.

6.   Add Mulch 

A good layer of mulch over your fertilized and prepared soil will help keep the weeds at bay.

7.   Clean Birdfeeders and Birdbaths

Once you have your Edgewater landscaping planned and planted, it’s time to clean up or replace the birdbaths and birdfeeders. You’ll need the birds for flower pollination, so make sure you have food and water ready for them.

A little bit of hard work at the beginning of spring will set your garden up to be its best, and then you can sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labor.

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