5 ways to spring clean your yard
With the spring season upon us in Winnipeg and Calgary, it is common to think ahead about spending more time outdoors. Using your backyard whether it be for entertaining, barbecuing, or to just simply relax in the sun you want your yard to look great for the upcoming spring and summer seasons. A bit of extra landscaping work as the weather begins to warm up and the snow melts can help prevent weed growth, improve soil conditions, and help your plants grow at the start. Viking Landscaping Inc. can provide you with all your spring cleaning needs in Winnipeg and Calgary.
Ensure your yard is cleaned thoroughly
When cleaning your yard, you want to remove as much debris that collected during the winter. This can include removing dead grass, fallen leaves, branches, and other debris that may have been left behind. During this time, it is important to thoroughly rake your lawn and clean out any of your plant beds or garden by removing dead plants and debris. By eliminating debris, you can help improve airflow and sun exposure, while also helping prevent the growth of mold and bacteria that can harm your plants as well as prevent insects from invading your space.
Apply fertilizers and pre-emergents
Having a professional landscaping company like Viking Landscaping Inc. apply pre-emergent to help prevent the growth of weeds makes them easier to control over the summer. Using pre-emergents helps prevent the growth of weeds from germinating in your lawn while also providing important nutrients to your grass to help it grow at the start of spring. If you notice crabgrass or broadleaf weeds, then spot treatment can help get rid of these weeds.
If you are planning on using pre-emergents on your lawn, then you should aerate first. Viking Landscaping Inc. can answer any questions you have on the steps to ensure your lawn is healthy. Over time your soil will begin to compact naturally. This makes it hard for the soil to absorb air and moisture which makes it difficult for new grasses to root properly. Aerating the soil causes it to loosen up which leads to better soil access and water absorption. Core aeration is better than spike aeration as it removes a small plug of soil rather than distributing the soil.
Trim and prune plants
Trimming and pruning your plants in the spring is great as it encourages new and healthy growth and eliminates old growth. Depending on the plant type, removing damaged sections, cutting off certain areas or the entire top can help with plant growth. On trees and shrubs make any hard cutbacks that are necessary and prune trees and branches to help encourage new growth.
It is important not to go overboard when pruning trees. Fresh cuts can attract insects and disease in warmer weather. It is important to remember pruning guidelines are dependant o the type of tree or shrub as well as the local climate. If you are unsure of how to properly prune your trees and shrubs, then the best thing you can do is contact a professional landscaping company like Viking landscaping inc. as we can answer any questions and prune your trees and shrubs professionally.
Plant and mulch
Test the soil conditions, add whatever nutrients are necessary, and plant any new plants or trees that need spring planting. Add as much compost as needed and ensure to mulch to protect new plants. If you notice bare spots in your lawn you should seed them. However, if you are using pre-emergents then you should not seed. If you are unsure about anything Viking Landscaping Inc. can answer any landscaping questions you have.
Contact Viking Landscaping Inc.
Viking Landscaping Inc. can provide all your landscaping needs in Winnipeg and Calgary. We provide services from basic lawn care and maintenance to creating full custom landscaping projects. Contact us today to book for the 2021 spring season.