Today is the first day of spring! We’ve been getting used to some pretty spring like weather thus far and it’s exciting to finally be in the season of colorful blooms, fragrant outdoor aromas and gorgeous landscaping! Are you wondering what you can do to get your yard ready for spring? Take a look at 4 things you can start doing today:
1. Cut back last season’s growth on ornamental grasses. You want to get rid of the old before the new comes in, because separating the two is quite a difficult task.
2. Rake the lawn to remove all debris and dead grass that collected during winter. This is also good prep for the first mowing.
3. If you planted perennials for winter interest, now is the time to cut them back and clean them up.
4. Time to plant early season veggies. If the ground is workable here are some that would be great to plant: carrots, peas, lettuce, spinach, radishes.
What are you looking forward to seeing in your yard this spring?
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Even while we are in the midst of winter, Colorado, you should still be thinking ahead to your spring landscaping design. Now is the perfect time for pre-planning your spring landscape because it gives you an opportunity to list out all the features you like about your landscape and those you want to change. And it is possible that you just want to enhance the look of something you already like within your landscaping, for example a pond. If you already have a beautiful pond but want to add a lovely stone wall or seating area near your pond to enjoy the landscape better, that’s an excellent idea.
Maybe you want to plant a new tree or shrub in your backyard. Once you figure out what species tree or plant you want, it’s important to make sure you have the proper care knowledge to keep the plant alive and healthy. If you are planning to introduce a new plant or tree in the front of the house, make sure it’s a species that complements the style of the home.
What about hardscapes? In your spring pre-planning you can be deciding on what type of hardscapes you want in your landscape. These are just a few things for you to plan for, but there is such a variety of different materials and styles, it’s best if you consult a landscape architect before trying to figure it out all on your own.
Lifescape Associates can help you decide on what landscape design will work best for your home and we can get the job done right, so you can stay stress free knowing your landscape is in the care of professionals.