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How to Prepare your Landscape for Spring

1. Clean up debris: Start by removing any dead leaves, branches, and other debris that has accumulated over the winter. This will help prevent disease and pests from spreading in your landscape.

2. Prune trees and shrubs: Late winter or early spring is the best time to prune most trees and shrubs. Remove any dead or damaged branches and shape the plants for healthy growth.

3. Check for winter damage: Inspect your plants for any signs of winter damage, such as broken branches or frost damage. Trim off any damaged areas to promote new growth.

4. Test and amend soil: Use a soil test kit to determine the pH and nutrient levels of your soil. If necessary, add amendments such as compost or fertilizer to improve the soil quality.

5. Edge and mulch beds: Use an edging tool to create clean borders around your flower beds and other landscape areas. Then, add a layer of mulch to help retain moisture and suppress weeds.

6. Start planting: Once the soil has thawed and is workable, you can start planting cool-season annuals and vegetables. You can also start seeds indoors for warm-season plants that will be transplanted later.

7. Fertilize: Apply a slow-release fertilizer to your lawn and landscape plants to give them a boost of nutrients for healthy growth.

8. Check irrigation system: Inspect your irrigation system for any leaks or damage. Make any necessary repairs before the growing season begins.

9. Clean and sharpen tools: Before you start using your gardening tools, clean them with warm, soapy water and sharpen any dull blades. This will make your gardening tasks easier and more efficient.

10. Plan for pests: Take preventative measures to control pests in your landscape. This may include using natural methods such as companion planting or introducing beneficial insects.

11. Plan for new additions: If you are planning on adding new plants or features to your landscape, now is the time to start planning and preparing the area for their installation.

12. Consider hiring a professional: If you have a large or complex landscape, it may be beneficial to hire a professional landscaper to help with the preparation and maintenance of your landscape for spring. Curbside Appeal Landscaping can handle all your landscaping needs. Contact us today!

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