Getting a Jump on the Season Ahead!
There’s a lot to tend to this time of year in your landscape. We can help with some of these essential early-spring chores.
Many structural problems in ornamentals can be corrected right now, before plants leaf out, with corrective pruning. Any winter-damaged wood can be pruned away. Very heavy wood can be removed, improving air circulation and plant shape. Overlapping and rubbing branches should be dealt with, to eliminate them as possible sites for insects and disease to invade the plants.
Leaves and debris should be blown or raked and removed from lawn areas, as well as shrub and flower beds.
A spring application of mulch will help prevent weeds, conserve moisture in the soil, and keep soil temperatures cooler as the weather heats up. Including a pre-emergent under the mulch will help control weeds throughout the season.
Why Do We Mulch?
Mulch — most of us think of it as something there to make the landscape look nice. The consistent color and texture do improve the looks of your shrubs and flowers. In fact, dark-colored mulches even widen the pupil of the eye, making bright plants stand out even more. Mulching also cuts down on the amount of time and effort it will take to keep your beds and your whole property looking better throughout the entire season.
Some Of The Things You Can Count On Mulch To Do For You
- Prevent many weeds and grasses from sprouting by blocking sunlight from the soil.
- Keep up to 21% more moisture in the soil around the root zone.
- Help soil stay up to 10 degrees cooler in summer, which reduces stress on the plants.
When planning on springtime mulching, it’s best to get an early start for the most benefits. Contact us soon to schedule this beneficial service.
If you ever have any questions concerning the services we offer and what we can do for you, please give us a call anytime!