With Springtime coming up your yard can either greatly impress, or depress!
The team at Lutz Landscaping have created this list that will give you the knowledge needed to keep your yard looking incredible for the Spring season!
- Check perennials that we planted last fall to see if the freezing and thawing raised them out of the soil. If so, push them back into the soil.
- Liriope (Creeping lilyturf) – As you see new growth emerging, cut off the old (probably brown) foliage. If you have large areas of this plant, you can use a lawnmower.
- Top dress beds with leaf compost particularly where annuals and perennials are planted. The nutrients from this material will benefit these plants.
- If you are edging and mulching your own beds, it’s best to keep the mulch to a minimum – no more than 2.5 inches. Scratch up the old mulch and lightly freshen with new hardwood mulch.
- Slow release fertilizer, such as Osmocote, can be applied to beds in late April. It wont be released into the soil until the soil reaches a certain temperature, so it wont encourage new growth too early.
- Annual flowers should not be planted until Mothers Day or later because of the possibility of frost. The soil will not have warmed before this time and annuals planted earlier really wont to much growing. I suggest buying things early to get what you want, but keeping them on a screened porch or patio and putting them in a garage if they are frost warnings. Don’t let these small plants dry out.
- Dividing perennials – Try to have perennials divided and replanted by the end of May. The spring rains and lower temperatures will help them get established quickly.