Now that winter has come to an end and warmer temperatures are beginning to arrive, you may notice that the plants in your yard as beginning to break dormancy. One very obvious sign that spring is officially here is the state of the trees in your yard. Leaves will begin to expand, making your recently bare trees a catalyst for new life. On the other hand, if you truly want your foliage to thrive, you are going to have to perform some routine maintenance, including pruning. In this blog post, you can discover the keys to keeping your trees and the rest of your lawn healthy this spring season.
Complete The Clean Up
General yard maintenance is a great place to start when it comes to caring for your lawn this spring. Start by walking around your lawn and removing any debris that may have accumulated over the winter. Additionally, if you still haven’t taken down your holiday lights, we would urge you to not wait any longer to do so. As plants resume their growth, they will expand in size. When they are constricted by Christmas lights, they won’t be able to thrive the way they are meant to.
If you really want to help your trees and shrubs get a kick start this spring, we would recommend that you apply a layer of mulch around their bases. This will help to improve the overall quality of the soil, ensuring that it stays the right temperature and that it is moist enough. Make sure that you spread the mulch widely as not to exceed more than three inches deep. Additionally, do not pile the mulch against the base of the tree trunk either if you want best results.
Don’t Forget About Water
The plants and trees in your yard are coming out of dormancy which means they are going to need plenty of water if you want them to thrive this spring. Figure out the best irrigation schedule for you before the heat begins to get more intense. We would recommend that you water either early in the morning or late at night to avoid wasting water that can be evaporated at the warmest times of the day.
Pruning Is Imperative
Pruning is something that can be completed on a number of plants and trees during the early spring. When it comes to the trees in your yard, you should start by removing any dead, diseased or broken branches. In order to know if a branch is dead or not, wait to prune until leaves have begun to expand. Dead branches will give themselves away pretty easily at this point as they will not be showing signs of ending dormancy. Make sure you are pruning correctly if you are choosing to complete this task on your own, without the help of a professional. Pruning cuts should be made at the branch collar. This will allow for the wounds to callus over properly and prevent real damage from being done to the tree.
Hire A Professional Lawn & Landscaping Company To Help You
If you want to get your lawn started off on the right foot, you’re going to need to help of a Spokane lawn care company. At Impeccable Landscapes, we know how to prune your plants and trees, as well as care for your lawn as a whole. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff can help you to better understand the best ways to care for your lawn throughout the year, plus much more. If you want to know more about the lawn services we offer, contact us right now. We would be happy to answer your questions!