The Staff at McCarthy Mulch & Stone on tips to prepare for Spring landscaping.
Are you looking forward to a beautiful spring filled with flowers and a lush lawn? Then you may want to start preparing now rather than later. Spring landscaping for your home will strengthen your home’s curb appeal if you’re looking to sell, or it can encourage you to spend more time entertaining outdoors.
No matter your reason, here are our top five recommendations to prepare your yard for spring landscaping the right way!
1. Start Cleaning Your Lawn
It’s normal to ignore your lawn during the winter when plants are dormant. However, if you start cleaning it bit by bit today, you won’t have as daunting a task ahead of you once the snow finally thaws.
Periodically cleaning debris during the winter can also help you get a head start with mulch. Natural debris such as leaves, twigs, and more can be recycled into mulch to help your plants grow in spring.
2. Do Your Research
It’s important to prepare for spring landscaping now, especially if you believe you’ll be making extensive changes. For instance, if you’re hiring a landscaper, they’ll have an easier time taking a look at your yard while it’s still winter. This is because they’ll have an unobstructed view of the landscape.
One of the main benefits of spring landscaping ahead of time is that you’re ensuring the plants you want are in stock. You’ll be able to order plants from nurseries during the off-season, ensuring that they’ll be available for you right on time.
3. Choose Your Mulch
Once you have some idea of the layout of your landscaping as well as the plants and shrubs you’ll use, the next best step is to choose your mulch. Mulch comes in a variety of colors, allowing you to match the current aesthetic of your home or take the landscaping in another direction. There is also mulch in different textures and sizes available for areas like walking paths or dog runs.
4. Seek Inspiration
If you’re finding it hard to prepare ahead of time, remember that you have a variety of resources available to you. You can find spring landscaping ideas online or even seek advice from neighbors who you’ve seen have many spring yards. You can also seek the help of landscaping companies that can give you an idea of the latest trends in your local area.
5. Remember Maintenance
Last but not least, you’ll need to remember that maintaining your spring landscaping will be easy or hard depending on the plants you choose. Consider your daily schedule during the spring and keep in mind how many hours you’re able to devote each week to maintain it. You can also see if it’s within your budget to hire a company to take care of the landscaping maintenance for you.