Spring is the season of growth. Trees, plants, and shrubs come back to life after winter’s cold, and people are starting to spend more time outdoors to enjoy warm weather. Properly prepared landscapes have survived the cold months, but now it’s time to prepare for warmer weather and new growth.
Springtime prep ensures your landscape is ready for the height of summer and all that comes with it, including increased foot traffic and more visitors taking advantage of public outdoor spaces. Here’s how to prepare your green spaces for summer fun:
- Kick-off the year with a meeting – A springtime meeting with your landscape expert can help prioritize yearly goals and create a plan for seasonal maintenance based on your budget.
- Spring cleaning isn’t just for homes – Have your landscape experts clean up fallen branches and other debris from trees and plants and perform needed pruning on plants and ornamental grasses to create a clean slate for any new plantings. Aside from a cleaner look, pruning trees and shrubs helps promote fresh, new growth.
- Water check – Make sure to inspect irrigation systems that were offline during the winter. Your landscape expert can pressurize systems, observe irrigation zone operation, repair leaks or breaks as needed, and determine if the system needs improvements based on any new needs.
- Make your beds – Re-establish plant beds and apply pre-emergent herbicides to help minimize weed growth. Inspect mulch levels to see if mulch needs added or removed.
With a plan in place heading into the growing season, your property will be ready to welcome visitors, employees, shoppers or residents no matter what kind of commercial site you manage.