If You Can Dream It, We Can Do It
Did you have plans for 2020 that didn’t quite come to fruition? Maybe some outdoor tasks or ideas that slipped through the cracks? You aren’t alone. It happens to the best of us in any given year, and last year was HARDLY “any given year.”
The great news is that it’s a new year, and we are here to help you bring your dreams to fruition. All planning helps, and creating a general plan for your landscape is relatively easy to do. Just follow a few guidelines, and you’ll be on your way to the landscape you’ve been wishing for.
Think about what you really want Out Of your landscape. DO you have an event like a graduation coming up, or have you been wanting outdoor living space for when the grandkids visit? Maybe you want a place to host get-togethers safely this year, or maybe you just want to get the place looking nice before you put it on the market. Whatever you have in mind, put it down on paper. If you’re artistically inclined, feel free to make a quick drawing of what you have in mind. Even simple sketches can be great tools for envisioning your landscape.
Contact us! Let’s get together and take a look at your property, and the sooner, the better. Having more time to design and plan your landscape only helps, and this is the perfect time of year to get the ball rolling.
DON’T FORGET THE MAINTENANCE PLAN!
The goal ofyour landscape is to enjoy it, not work in it! Whether you need help with full-service maintenance or seasonal tasks that are just beyond what you want to do yourself, we want to help. Think back on last year and make a list of the maintenance work that gave you trouble, then contact us so we can create a maintenance plan that works for you. THINGS TO CONSIDER RIGHT NOW:
- All planning is good, so start planning now!
- Dream big and think of how you envision using your landscape.
- Spring cleanups are a great way to clear away last year and start fresh.
- Mulching, bed clean-outs, and dormant pruning set the stage for the season.
- Make sure you’re signed up for lawn fertilization and weed control, to make your lawn the envy of the neighborhood.
Always feel free to contact us for advice and recommendations at 978-794-1010.
Waking Up After Winter
The winter season can take its toll on your lawn, with cold temperatures and dry winter winds causing brown Or dead spots that are a real eyesore. Now that spring is on its way, your lawn can use a little extra care to ensure that it recovers from any winter damage and gets off to a strong start for the growing season ahead.
REMOVING THE DAMAGE
If dead plant material is visible in your lawn when spring arrives, the best thing to do is to cut it out. The first order of business is to remove any leaves, rocks, sticks or other debris. This should be followed by a short mowing – short enough to remove dead plant material and spur new growth. For your first mowing of the year, it’s a good idea to lower your mowing height by one or two notches and to mow in several different directions. In addition to removing dead plant material, this will help to prevent thatch buildup.
AFTER YOU MOW
After the first mowing, your lawn will greatly benefit from an application of balanced fertilizer. This will help your lawn to quickly outgrow winter damage and to bounce back from any fungus diseases that may have attacked while the grass was dormant.
For more information on early-spring lawn care, give us a call today. We’re here to help keep your lawn looking and growing its very best!