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5 February Landscaping Tips: How To Get Ready For Spring

Jan 29, 2019Lawn maintenance

5 February Landscaping Tips: How To Get Ready For Spring

The new year is officially here, and warmer weather is close at hand… which means it’s time to share some important February landscaping tips!

Since spring is only one month away, it’s important we take this time to adequately prepare our landscapes for the upcoming season. By planning now, we’re giving our plants, lawns and more the best chance of success when that beautiful spring weather hits.

We want to help you out with these endeavors; that’s why we want to share with you these…

5 February Landscaping Tips: How To Get Ready For Spring

Plan Out Projects

Although it’s tempting to procrastinate, it’s best to start planning your spring projects now. Inspect your garden tools and supplies, search for areas needing fresh plantings, and begin researching plants that will thrive in your specific climate and soil.

Keep Protecting Plants

We’re not in the clear yet, and frigid temperatures can still have an impact on your landscape. That’s why it’s important to continue protecting sensitive plantings. You can also use de-icing salts on paving stones in order to prevent loved ones from slipping as they walk. (Make sure to avoid Rock Salt, as this can damage your hardscapes).

Continue Composting

Compost provides your plants essential nutrients to thrive. Keep adding to your compost pile with things like fruit and veggie scraps, coffee grounds, grass clippings and more. Don’t have a compost pile? Now’s the perfect time to start! In a few months you’ll have a thriving compost pile to help your plants flourish.

Care For Your Garden

Now’s the time to prepare your garden for the upcoming season. Replace any winter leaf mulch that’s blown off during the winter months. And, as outside temperatures/snow cover/soil moisture allow, till or spade your garden. If you’re able, sow new seeds to get a jump start on planting!

Maintain Trees & Shrubs

Protect your trees and shrubs from snow damage by brushing off any snow buildup they’ve acquired. (Don’t shake the branches, as this can cause them to break). Prune back any dead wood or damage that’s been done during the cold snap.

Consider A Lawn Maintenance Program

Nature’s slumber during the winter months makes it easy to forget how much maintenance landscapes require to stay looking their best. That’s why it’s important to consider investing in a team of professionals that can provide year-round lawn maintenance.
All of these February landscaping tips are important for maintaining your landscape during the winter months. However, the most important aspect of year-round maintenance is consistency.

When you hire a team of professionals to maintain your lawn year-round, it’s practically guaranteed your landscape will thrive year-round.

Our Mountain View Landscapes experts have over 25 years experience of doing just that. Our Total Yard Package ensures we come out for weekly or monthly visits to help maintain your landscape. We cater our services to your specific lawn’s needs, ensuring it stays beautiful and healthy all year long.

If you’re more of a Do-It-Yourselfer, you’ll love our Seasonal Cleanups. Our team of professionals come out to clean up plant material, leaves, needles, branches and debris that have fallen during the fall and winter months. This way you get to do the landscaping/gardening practices you love, and leave the not-so-fun work to the experts.

Let 2019 be the year the neighborhood swoons over your perfectly manicured lawn. Contact us today to begin receiving the best quality landscape services at an affordable price!


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