Lawn and garden care can be fun and rewarding. But even with the greenest of thumbs, it can also be complicated work that requires a thorough understanding of the day-to-day requirements of your land. In addition to lots of beautiful colors and floral scents, springtime brings a need for organization that will help guide you and any landscape services you use through the coming months.
A spring landscape checklist will have a lot of items on it – especially here in the Midwest. If crabgrass has been a problem, you’ll need to know what to treat it with, and when. Dead patches need to be dealt with, while weak lawns can be revived through dethatching and aerating. Property maintenance this time of year can cover a lot of territory, so to speak:
In short – it’s a lot to think about, let alone oversee for weeks on end. Here are some common areas to think about when planning your spring gardening checklist:
There’s a whole science behind the planting of seeds and seedlings. One option is to purchase starter plants, which often come in small plastic containers. This way you can plant them once they’re bigger, before they outgrow the container. A trained horticulturist can help in the selection of flowers and plants for your property. You might be surprised by how much expertise matters in this area, from discerning between invasive and non-invasive plants to identifying which varieties should be planted near one another and which are known for attracting pollinators.
Once you’ve decided what to plant, it’s time to acquire enough soil to plant it. If you’ve been searching for soil lately then you know there are many varieties of soil. A specialty gardening shop will have more options in terms of higher end soils that are designed for specific plants – whether tomatoes, herbs, trees or something else, as well as extra nutrients to add as they grow. This is one area where you’ll want to do a little digging before investing in enough soil for the season.
One reason to hire a professional landscaping service is because maintenance involves many different tasks, as well as an investment in a lot of equipment and other goods. A service will arrive equipped with professional grade hedge trimmers, brush cutters, long-reach pruners, and any other equipment your garden requires.
Regular garden maintenance activities can vary, depending on where you live and what your needs are. They may include:
Irrigation expertise is essential for modern landscapes to flourish. You want an irrigation service that can run the proper systems at optimal efficiency. For example, an irrigation tech knows how to maintain and service plant beds, gardens, and lawns independently of one another. They handle irrigation installations during spring start-up, manage your mid-season audit, and provide fall system shutdown. They will also make recommendations should any changes to your landscape arise.
Common tasks that go along with lawn watering include:
It’s easy to overlook this task in the excitement of planning a spring garden. But this time of year, entire properties typically need a cleanup treatment, as well. This includes dealing with weeds, removing leaves, and dealing with other debris that has accumulated over the winter.
At Sheldon Landscape, we have decades of experience overseeing the spring gardening needs of all kinds of properties throughout the Midwest. In case you’re unfamiliar, here are out primary areas of service:
Our team will come up with the perfect checklist for your garden to thrive all spring and summer long.
Contact Sheldon Landscapes to get started on your garden design, implementation and ongoing care. We bring a broad range of knowledge to ensure each outdoor space gets just what it needs. Our full-service solution will also be there to make any adjustments as your needs change. Visit us online to find out more!
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