Spring is such an exciting time of year. After slumbering quietly under blankets of snow and cold, your landscaped garden suddenly shakes off its lethargy and comes to life! Every day is a new revelation! In preparation for this seasonal cavalcade of new growth and color, here are a few spring landscape maintenance tasks for your Philadelphia home you might want to keep in mind.
- Clean up perennials and grasses – Those spent blooms or plumes need to be cleared away to make room for fresh greenery. Cut perennials to 2-3” and grasses back to 10-12”. This will instantly bring a fresh tidiness to the garden as well as increase the vitality of the plant.
- Divide for new plants – Early spring is the perfect time to divide those fall-blooming treasures. Add them throughout your landscape, and they will have plenty of time to get established before delighting you with an explosion of fresh color later in the growing season.
- Prune trees and shrubs lightly – Unless you’re an expert with the shears, it’s best to go easy on springtime pruning, or else you might just sabotage the longed-for color parade. Try to limit the cutting to the removal of deadwood. Or, you could contact a professional landscaper for help with this or any spring landscape maintenance guidelines or schedules for your Philadelphia home and garden.
After slumbering quietly under blankets of snow and cold, your landscaped garden suddenly shakes off its lethargy and comes to life! Every day is a new revelation!
Watch the mulch – With the abundant moisture of the spring season, it is easy for fungus and mold to become an issue, causing unsightly spots in the landscape as well as hazarding the health of your plants. So wait until later on to apply a fresh blanket of mulch to the garden beds.
- Pull out the rake – Leaves or no leaves, your newly emerging grass will benefit from a thorough “brushing” – to aerate the soil, prevent thatch buildup and reduce the likelihood of fungal growth.
With spring right around the corner, there’s no time to spare! Get started on these essential spring landscape maintenance tasks for your Philadelphia home garden right away. And let the seasonal show begin!
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