Spring officially starts on March 20th, 2018, but we are already seeing the clouds clear and the weather turning much warmer. With longer and warmer days, it is a good time to ask yourself is your BC landscape ready for spring?
The warmer weather will start perking up your lawn and plants pretty quickly this time of year. It is exciting to see your garden budding with new growth, but there are several things that should be taken care of to ensure your landscape stays healthy throughout the growing season.
Here are some tips to get your BC landscape ready for spring:
Clear dead foliage
It is important to prune and broken, diseased or dead limbs from your trees or other woody plants. Also you will want to clear out weeds and last season’s garden debris. Not only will this keep your plants healthy, it ties in nicely with our next tip.
Start a compost pile
Clearing out dead foliage is the perfect way to add to your compost pile. Keep in mind you will want to layer carbon-rich materials with nitrogen-rich materials. This will help you to create a nutrient-rich mulch to fertilize your garden.
Aerate your lawn
Aerating allows oxygen, water and nutrients to easily reach to roots of your grass. It’s a simple step that will help your lawn stay green and healthy in the dry season.
Create a focal point
Now is the perfect time to consider upgrading your landscape with a stylish fountain, small pond or a new colourful garden. Whatever your preference, creating a focal point helps you tie-in your entire landscape with a theme. Consider a water feature to attract birds and wildlife that will add to your outdoor oasis!
If you want to get your BC landscape ready for spring, contact the landscape experts and Blossom Hill for a free consultation!