While it may still feel like deep winter in some parts of the country, the spring season is just around the corner. Getting ready for planting and preparing for spring landscaping is a great way of setting the stage for a dazzling display when the warmer months finally arrive.
Whether you’re planning to spruce up your existing design for another season of high curb appeal or you’re ready for something altogether new, now is the time to start making your plans and devising a scheme for your overall landscape design.
Maintenance is Key
When you’re happy with your landscaping design and have no desire to make drastic changes, you’ll still need to make plans for spring maintenance. After the dormant winter period, most plants will grow and change shape. This means that meticulously-shaped hedges will need trimming, bushes may need pruning, and annuals will need to be replaced.
Planning for Growth
Even though a well executed landscaping design can often be beautiful in relatively short order, it’s important to plan for the expected growth of your chosen plants. When you’re choosing flowers, shrubbery and trees for your property, keep in mind you’re working towards a long-term goal. Your landscape design is always a work in progress, because your plants are always growing. The shrubs you plant this spring may be significantly larger next year, a fact which can lead to trouble if you weren’t prepared for full-growth size.
For homeowners who are taking on their first large-scale landscaping project, there are even more benefits to working with a professional landscaping designer. Due to the nature of their work and exhaustive knowledge of factors unique to your region, a professional is able to help you make the right choices for a long-lasting landscaping investment.
Posted on behalf of Champion Lawn Care