Spring Landscaping Tips From a Kansas City Lawn Care Company
As any lawn care company worth your business will tell you, spring landscape preparation is essential if you want a happy and healthy lawn through the warm seasons. There are many things you can do to ensure a beautiful landscape around your home. Our team at Landworks Inc. wants to help you by giving some advice on preparing your landscaping beds for the coming season.
Remove Leaves and Debris
Cleaning out your landscaping beds in the spring will improve the health of the plants you grow in them. In the spring, you want to focus the cleanup on removing debris, dead and decaying, or disease ridden plants or parts of plants from the flower bed. However, it can be tricky knowing when to do this chore as many pollinators spend winter in the dead material you’ll be removing. Knowing the correct time and method for garden cleanup will potentially save bees and butterflies that will help plant life thrive. A professional lawn care company like Landworks Inc. can handle this job for you in the right time and way.
Pre-emergent herbicides are chemicals that kill off unwelcome weeds before they begin to grow. When properly applied, pre-emergent herbicides will create a protective barrier in the soil containing growth-inhibiting chemicals that will stop the growth of weeds. The best time to apply these chemicals is in the early spring to get the best results for your landscaping beds.
The application of pre-emergent herbicides can be challenging. Too much pre-emergent can injure the plants you’re trying to grow. When used outside of flower beds, these chemicals can prevent grass seed from establishing itself later in the season. A professional lawn care company can help take the uncertainty out of this process by having an experienced team handle the job.
Mulch Your Flower Beds
Mulch acts as an insulator for your landscape beds. It helps regulate soil temperature to keep plant roots cool in the summer and warm in the winter. The best time to put down mulch is in the mid-to-late spring. This is to let your plants get started without an added obstacle to grow through. Seedlings can work their way through a thin layer of mulch, but won’t succeed if there’s too thick a layer. A lawn care company like Landworks Inc. will make sure your mulch is applied evenly and in a way that won’t damage the plants you are trying to grow.
Landworks Inc. is a professional lawn care company with a proven track record that offers a free consultation for all of our landscaping, irrigation, and lawn care services in Johnson County, KS as well as the surrounding Kansas City metro area. If you need professional landscape maintenance services, call us today at (913) 422-9300 or click here to request a quote online.