It’s that time of the year when we inch ever closer to spring and can start to see it around the corner. Although the official start of spring is not until March 20, the prior weeks give you crucial time to start planning your spring landscaping goals so you can launch into them as soon as possible once the weather permits. If you want to get ahead of the other property owners planning spring treatments and landscaping tasks, it’s time to start planning now. To begin considering your spring landscaping in winter, there are three steps you should take.
Assess Your Current Landscaping
One of the easiest things you can do to prepare for spring landscaping is first to evaluate what you already have. This can help you identify your landscape needs and give you a starting point for future improvements. Look for damage to your trees caused by wind or snow and patchy grass areas. Do you have pest or animal problems? Does water pool in certain areas of your lawn? These are some factors you can take notice of and take steps to amend during the upcoming seasons. The experienced and professional Tree & Turf Health Care Advisors at Scientific Plant Service can inspect and make recommendations to correct problems.
Plan for Planting at the Right Time
As you plan for spring landscaping this winter, it’s important to figure out which plants, shrubs, or trees you will want to plant in the growing season. It is essential to know what you wish to plant ahead of time, as you want to ensure each new item is planted at the optimal time. Every plant species has a specific time of year in which they transplant best, so you want to make sure to optimize that time. You may realize the planting window has passed if you wait too long. Gardening and landscaping supplies are not cheap so you don’t want to take the time to plant beautiful flowers or shrubs only to see them struggle or fail within weeks.
Get a Head Start on Landscape Maintenance
Before you officially begin planning which trees and plants you will add to your yard, you should ensure that your lawn and garden are ready for them. To prepare your lawn, you will need to apply some necessary maintenance. Maintenance includes testing the soil for nutrients and pH, eradicating weeds, and proper mowing. Testing your soil should be done as soon as possible. Weeds should be eradicated when they begin to germinate or grow. Preparing your mower with new or sharpened blades at the proper height of cut should be done prior to new spring lawn growth. To be prepared, you can take the time in the last weeks of winter to make sure you have your tools and supplies in working order and ready to be used when you need them.
Scientific Plant Service Is Your Go-To Source In Landscape Healthcare
Scientific Plant Service, located in Baltimore, is a privately owned corporation, chartered in Maryland in 1957 by Frank J. Burke. We started as a full-service Arborists specializing in the care of shade trees and ornamental shrubs, but today we are a Lawn Care company that is a huge part of the community. From aquatic environments and snow management to deer and mole control, SPS has services tailored specifically for your lawn and landscape.
We offer services in Maryland, Washington, DC, and Virginia, including: Harford, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Howard, Anne Arundel, Montgomery, Prince Georges, Talbot, Queen Anne’s, Calvert counties in MD, as well as Loudoun County, Fairfax County, Arlington, Alexandria, and Falls Church in VA. For more information, contact us online, or call us at 410-321-0970. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.