It’s springtime in Kentuckiana, and the perfect time to get outside and enjoy the gifts that Mother Nature provides. With more time spent outside, a well manicured lawn goes hand in hand with warm weather, providing a relaxing oasis for you and your family to enjoy. The key is taking a few steps now to get ready. Not sure what to do? Walnut Ridge, your Louisville landscaper has got you covered with these 5 tips.
5 Things To Do In Your Lawn This Spring
- Rake the yard. Clean up perennial beds and discard dead foliage.
- Trim back bushes or shrubs, including hybrid hydrangeas, butterfly bushes, and any grasses like liriope.
- Tackle weeds now with a pre-emergent such as Preen, then layer mulch on top of the pre-emergent. This will prevent weeds from germinating.
- Monitor the lawn for the start of mowing season. Begin mowing when the grass is dry and long enough to require cutting.
- Birds are very important to your garden because they eat insects that can destroy your plants. Be sure to remove old nesting from birdhouses as early as possible.
Along with your landscaping, be sure to check out any gathering areas, such as a patio or pergola, to take care of any maintenance that might be needed. Here are a few tips to get you started.
- Make sure the existing furniture is sturdy and in good condition. An easy update is to change out the cushions to give the area a fresh new look.
- Shade is important for outdoor comfort so be sure any shade curtains or umbrellas are not damaged and functioning properly.
- Check out your lighting. Make sure all lights are in proper position and working so the patio can be enjoyed when the sun goes down.
- Make sure all hardscape features are not worn or in need of repair.
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Now that the yard and patio are prepped, it’s time to start thinking about plants. Not sure what plants would do well in your landscaping? We’ve got a few perennials to consider.
- Dwarf crape myrtle which grows to a height of 2 feet to 4 feet and blooms all summer.
- Hydrangeas (These also do well in large pots.)
- Butterfly bushes
- Japanese forest grass
Now Is The Time To Consult With A Louisville Landscaper
At Walnut Ridge Landscape & Design, we have the knowledge and resources to make your landscape project a reality. Visit our portfolio to see what our Louisville landscaping professionals can do for you.
For a free consultation with a Walnut Ridge Landscape & Design Professional, please contact us , or reach us at 1-812-289-6380.