Spring Landscaping Tips

The best thing to do to get a jump start on your landscaping is to figure out what your goals are right away in the Spring.

Perk Up that Lawn

If your goal is to make a beautiful lawn, you need to clean up any leftover debris, aerate the lawn, [which means poke holes in it] and then give it treatments. The first treatment I recommend is over-seeding, especially if your lawn has bare spots.

Always helpful is a good fertilizer made up of Nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), and potassium (K). These are the three major nutrients needed by lawns. Recommended ratios of N-P-K for lawn fertilizers include 3:1:2 or 4:1:2.

If weeds are an issue, wait till the seeding is up by about 30 days before you treat it for weeds. You can also treat it for weeds before you seed, but many weed killers actually kill seeds. So you can’t mix the two of them together.

Tame that Shrubbery

Another goal is to get your shrubbery trimmed. Just to be safe, Google the best time in the season to trim each particular type of plant because different types of shrubbery actually need different timelines for trimming.

Spring is a perfect time to start planting trees and shrubbery too, and making sure that all your existing trees and shrubs are still alive. Trim any dead branches and eliminate weeds around trees and shrubs, they can steal vital nutrients. You could even buy fertilizer sticks for your trees and shrubbery, if they’re in need of help (Miracle Grow and Jobe’s make good products).