MOTHER NATURE ISN’T WAITING
While humans have been ordered to Stay at Home, at Lifescape, we know Mother Nature isn’t waiting for our lives to get back to normal. She’s ready to go.
With spring arriving, don’t forget to take stock of critical preparations for warmer weather. Proper care now will avoid a lot of problems this summer. So, as you begin to assess your landscape, here are our top 7 tips to bring your landscape back to life this season.
1. Book Your Spring Cleanup
While we’re not fully ‘out of the woods’ of winter yet, the annual spring cleanup is right around the bend. Lifescape Colorado’s spring cleanup services include:
- Removing dieback from cold-damaged plants
- Perennial pruning
- Fertilize planting beds before the first big rain of the season
- Structure pruning of trees and shrubs
2. Reseed Turf and Native Grass
If the winter has left your lawn with bare patches, preparing to seed will be a top priority. Take some time to walk your property and identify areas that look barren. The ideal time to seed warm-season grasses is late spring or early summer. Make sure to irrigate thoroughly during the summer. Spring is also a great time to seed native meadows if they were thin the previous season.
3. Unwrapping Trees and Shrubs
Young shrubs and wrapped saplings that were wrapped this winter can once again see the light of day! Leaving wraps on trees too long can be harmful to trees as they can restrict growth and harbor insects and disease.
4. Aerating the Lawn
Aerating is when small cores are pulled from the topsoil of the lawn. This process allows air and nutrients to move into the soil and ensures healthy grass in the summer months. If your landscape is on the medium to larger side, contact your landscape professionals to handle aeration. We have the right tools for the job.
5. Activate Your Irrigation
Get your irrigation system up and running. Check each zone for any broken heads, leaks, and adjustments that may be needed. If you have an out of date system or major repairs needed, we can help! Lifescape Colorado offers irrigation installations, design of new systems, or retro modifying existing systems that could use a touchup.
Image: Better Homes & Gardens
6. Water Conscious Irrigation
Living in this beautiful state comes with a responsibility to water your landscape consciously! Click here for some tips about smart watering from the Lifescape experts.
7. Planning Seasonal Color
Wholesale seasonal color production has decreased over 50% in recent years due to other industries buying out greenhouses. Because of this, it is crucial to plan now for annual color beds and containers in your landscape so those plants can be ordered as soon as possible. Reach out today to schedule a consultation for planning your upcoming landscape color schemes.