In our continuing Outdoor Living series of blog articles, we share with you some practical advice on how to enjoy your time outdoors, especially in your own backyard. Hopes of returning to a normal life after the COVID 19 pandemic evokes a sense of excitement this spring. As a result, families are spending even more time outdoors than we have in previous years.
Warmer temperatures are a sure sign that spring is right around the corner. Thoughts of spring flowers, sunny days, and birds chirping arouse our anticipation of spending time on our patios and around the yard.
“Here comes the sun, and I say It’s all right” – The Beatles
Mother nature has an amazing ability to begin transforming our landscapes as the days lengthen. Mounds of snow that just recently lined our driveways and sidewalks are replaced with lush, green lawn and early spring daffodils. Trees and shrubs awake from their winter hibernation wearing their spring costumes of lilac, magnolia, honeysuckle and cherry blossoms. But with most beauty, comes a need for preparation, protection and maintenance.
Landscape professionals will all agree that the spring is a critical time of year to make plans for preparation, protection, and maintenance. Have you developed your plan for this season relating to:
- Lawn rejuvenation and restoration
- Seasonal flower selection, planting, and rotation
- Proper fertilization of plantings and lawn areas
- Weekly turf care (mowing, trimming, weed control)
- Proper pruning and trimming of plant species
- Perennial plant splitting and thinning
- Mulching and bed preparation
- Pest management safeguards
- Strategic plant removals and replacement
“The Early Bird gets the Worm” – English Proverb
Proper maintenance of your landscape provides the framework and foundation for the beauty and setting you desire. Many maintenance tasks can be performed effectively ourselves and actually provide exercise and therapy for many of us. Qualified professional landscape maintenance contractors are plentiful and provide excellent results at varying levels of investment. If you need help choosing a qualified landscape contractor give us a call or click here. We have partnerships with some of the best in the Midwest.
“An ounce of Prevention is worth a Pound of Cure” – Benjamin Franklin