Moving from the winter to the spring now is the time to consider your landscaping plans for the year. As temperatures rise in the spring, growth will begin whether you like it or not. Preparing for said growth is paramount now, during the winter. This means creating a landscape that will accent the growth of your green material, and make for an aesthetically pleasing environment. Working in your landscape to achieve this look seems inevitable, whether it be you or your landscape provider. However, your landscape may not be in great condition after a hard winter, with debris, vegetation, or thatch making an appearance on your property. Whoever is doing your landscaping this coming year should have a clean environment to work in, and a fresh start to let the creative energies flow. For this reason, a spring landscape clean-up may be right for you. If you are looking to maximize the benefits of this overhaul there are a few ways you can adequately prepare. Give your property a uniform look come spring with these tips and services.
If you have allowed your fallen leaves to sit atop your turf all winter long, let them no more. Although it may look cute, and give off a sense of the season, letting leaves sit is actually harmful to your landscape. It fosters an environment that is ripe for pests and disease, and one that may prevent nutrients from reaching your soil. The prevention of sunlight and moisture from getting through may cause browning in your turf, at exactly the wrong time. In preparation for a thorough property clean-up, leaf removal is a must.
Although a common misconception, not all plant material that grows naturally, is good. There are many invasive species of vegetation that can take over your property if left unchecked. Honeysuckle is a great example, as these plants will erode your soil, and overrun your other plant material. These plants typically spread extremely quickly, in a similar fashion to weed growth, yet much larger. Needing much more intensive attention to remove, they often need to be mowed down or cut down in large quantities. If this is something that affects your property, early spring is a great time for removal before growth furthers the spread.
Debris Management: Removal of Dead Material
Oftentimes the winter brings about stormy weather, which can put your property in limbo. Storms can cause dead foliage, trash or various debris to be scattered across your landscape. If this is the case, removal of all of the unnecessary material should be quickly taken care of. This includes dead limbs, shrubs, or branches. Additionally, material that is already decaying should be removed from the associated plant to ensure that debris is not an issue in the future. Pet and animal waste should also be removed from your property before it is worked on by our team, or anyone.
General Preparation for Property Clean Up
There are a few other notes to make when it comes to a spring clean-up, especially if it is being performed by Dream Greener. Letting us know the presence of any relevant equipment, invisible fences, utility cables, pipes, and irrigation system components allows us to safely operate within your landscape, and not damage any of your property. We are working solely with the information you provide us, so a thorough walkthrough of your property keeps the quality of work high and the potential for problems very low.
Dream Greener Lawn & Landscape is led by a staff of service experts, each with ten years or more of professional experience, focused exclusively on lawn care & maintenance, landscaping, and snow & ice management. Locally owned and operated, we are proud to serve the greater Pittsburgh area. Contact us today for more spring landscape clean-up help at (412) 835-1035.