As we transition from Winter into Spring here are a few quick tips to get things going.
Prune back dead or damaged trees or shrubs to the live stems where they have been damaged by cold, snow, and wind. Overgrown evergreens should be cut back to a branch for which you want to encourage growth. During this time of year, it is also a good idea to prune perennials.
Get your patio or deck ready for the upcoming season by washing it down. This can take years off the look of your patio and rejuvenate your interest in spending more time there.
Make certain that your gutters and downspouts are clear of leaves and debris. By blocking gutters and downspouts with leaves and debris, rainwater may not drain properly. Overflowing gutters can cause water damage both to the interior and exterior of your home.
Make sure you remove all leaves and dead foliage from your lawn and beds, as they can smother your plants and cause disease. You can also pull up last year’s annuals if you haven’t already done so.
The coming weeks are the best time for fertilizing and laying down pre-emergent to green up your lawn and prevent weeds. Deep roots that form in spring help to improve the turf’s vigor during the summer when it is hot and dry. If you have questions on pre-emergent stay tuned for next weeks blog where we will provide some in-depth information regarding it.
Plan how you will use your outdoor space this upcoming season. How are you going to utilize your landscape? Do you want a new patio, outdoor fireplace, or a refresh of your landscaping?
Is a project on your to-do list, do you need help with a Spring Clean-up, or installing fresh mulch? We can help! Give us a call at 913-441-3900 or contact us on our website. We’re ready to shock you with how great your landscape can look.