Where Do I Start With Spring Landscaping?
- Tend to your lawn - grass is pretty robust and will generally do ok if left to its own devices. To get your lawn looking really great for summer it does need a bit of work. You should aim to fertilise your lawn at the start of every season - this gives your lawn the nutrients it needs and can keep it looking lush and green. You may need to remove weeds before you fertilise (you don’t want to give them any help!). The options here are chemical or natural spray on weed killers, or you can do it the old fashioned way and pull the weeds.
If your lawn has any bare patches, now is a good time to fill these in with topsoil and a good quality grass seed. SPring is also the perfect time to sow a new lawn if you have an area you’d like to be grassed.
- If you have irrigation, check the system - As the weather gets warmer and drier (we hope!) you will likely be using your irrigation system again. Check for and replace any broken sprinklers and give it a test run to check all timers and switches are working.
- Get pruning! - Early spring is a great time to prune your trees and shrubs to get them prepared for spring growth. If you have limited knowledge of the plants and trees in your garden, we recommend getting a specialist to do the job, as different species require different types of pruning.
- Weed your garden beds - One of the plus sides of winter is that the weeds slow down for a couple of months. However once the warmer weather comes, those pesky weeds start to grow again. Give all of your garden beds a good weed so your other plants have a chance to grow.
- Mulch - Once your beds are looking tidy it's a good idea to lay some bark/mulch around your plants. This will help to lock in moisture in the drier months and also can help to stop the weeds coming through.
- Tidy up old or tired areas - This might mean pressure washing a patio, or tidying up lawn edging, repainting a shed or fixing a damaged fence panel. Carrying out these jobs will give your garden a fresh spring look and will also help you to see if there are any areas that you want to improve or change.
My Garden Is Tidy, So What Next?
Spring is a great time to start a new project, the days are longer and it feels good to be outside working on your property. You might want to create an outdoor living area, would pavers or concrete work best? Or perhaps you want to create some new garden beds or a pathway winding through your lawn. Jot down and draw some rough ideas and have a think about what your budget might be for the project.
Whatever your landscaping needs, feel free to contact Suburban Earthworks. We’re happy to help with design as well as getting the physical work done and we offer no obligation site consults and quotes. Whether it’s maintenance for existing landscaping or a new project, we can help with it all and no job is too big or too small.
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At Suburban Earthworks, our team of landscapers, gardeners, concrete and asphalt specialists all work together to ensure you get the best result. Our highly experienced team can provide all the help and advice you need for your project - from planning through to completion. We offer free onsite consultations and quotes with no obligation, right across Christchurch and greater Canterbury. Contact us now to start your landscaping journey.