Preparing Your Lawn and Garden for Spring Planting

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Giving your lawn and garden a good cleaning is essential for healthy, beautiful landscaping in the spring. Spring cleaning your yard and flower beds will help prevent disease and promote good growth. With spring approaching, now is the perfect time to clean out flower beds and begin preparing for spring planting. Here are some basics in preparing your lawn and garden for spring planting.
Cleaning
The flower beds are a good place to start. Clean out those leaves that got missed in the fall and the debris that has built up over the course of the winter. You can also clip dead branches and vines and cut back overgrown bushes and shrubs. You can easily dispose of those leaves and clippings through Houston’s yard trimmings recycling program.
The city of Houston offers a separate yard trimmings collection service to all citizens who receive the city’s trash collection service. Grass clippings, small branches, and leaves can be put in compostable bags, not weighing more than 50 pounds, and placed at the curb 3 feet away from the trash container. Small branches may be put in bundles as long as each bundle is less than 4 feet in length, 18 inches in diameter, and not weighing more than 50 pounds.
Preparing
Make sure that your tools work properly and are serviced well. This includes sharpening blades, servicing power equipment, and replacing old or deficient items. It is essential that you keep all your lawn and garden tools and supplies in a dry, safe place. Supplies that may have expired, such as fertilizers and supplements need to be disposed of properly and replenished as well. You can then till the soil and add nutrients, fertilizer, and organic content.
Planning
It is a good idea to lay out your landscaping goals. A great way to do this is to draw out on sketch paper how you envision your lawn and garden plan. Think about where you want certain features and plants to grow, and then research to verify those plants work in your area. Having access to some quality gardening handbooks is always a good idea. Not only do they provide a great reference for questions and concerns, but they are also an excellent way to come up with new ideas.
Hiring a Professional
Houston landscapers can add a new dimension to your spring lawn and garden plans. The great part is that you can use a landscaping professional as little or as much as you want! If you like to “get your hands dirty,” a professional can offer advice on placement, treatment, and planning. And if you are watching your budget, you may be pleasantly surprised to find that most professionals are very economical and can actually save you money by using their expertise in spring planting.
A house becomes a home when one’s personality is added to a yard that is beautifully maintained. Fresh Start Landscapes is a dedicated company of professional and creative Houston landscapers that values their customers. Every stone and timber used is hand-picked to ensure that every aspect of your project is perfect and meets Fresh Start’s dedicated standards.
From decorative stonework to spring planting, Fresh Start offers lasting beauty for every landscape. They stand behind their products and make any reasonable adjustments to ensure customer satisfaction. To learn more about preparing your lawn and garden for spring or to request a free proposal, Call Fresh Start Landscapes at (281) 469 - 9614 or visit them online at www.freshstartlandscapes.com.
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This article was published on 2011/04/27