It is no secret that winter is harsh on lawns, which can damage curb appeal. You may be noticing brown spots in your lawn or exposed plant roots. With spring right around the corner, it is important to start thinking about scheduling landscaping clean-up. Here are a few reasons why:
- It keeps your lawn and turf healthy. Winter brings extra leaves and branches onto your lawn, which makes it hard for all parts of your lawn to get the nutrients it needs. In addition, these fallen leaves can harbor diseases that carry harmful fungus, creating the perfect environment for pests. These pests, such as Japanese beetles and cabbage moths, can start feasting on your flowers and plants, causing them to die.
- Fresh mulch ensures protection for your landscape beds and soil. Every year, fresh mulch application is recommended so your landscape beds can get the most benefit from mulching. Fresh mulch helps prevent soil erosion, keeps the soil insulated to protect plant roots, and helps with moisture retention.
- Your shrubs are prepped for the growing season. Spring has the ideal weather for growing, but it is important to make sure the plants are prepared. Perennials left from the previous year need to be cut to the ground. Trees with dead hanging limbs need to be pruned in order to produce new limbs and be able to flourish, especially flowering trees.
- Preventative maintenance for weeds keeps them from taking over your lawn as the weather warms. Like other plants, weeds flourish in warmer weather. Being proactive about applying weed control keeps them from taking over your lawn and prevents them from stealing the nutrients from your other plants.
If you are looking for a spring refresh of your lawn, contact us today to see how we can help!