Now is a good time to apply a weed pre-emergent to your flower and plant beds. It prevents the germination of the weed seeds and depending upon the type used, can prevent the weed seeds from germinating for up to 6 months. For landscaping planting beds, we recommend the professional brand, Snap-Shot. Apply two times per year. Once now and once in July.
After a unusually long and hard winter, your landscaping might look a bit weathered (pun intended). Clean up any forgotten autumn leaves and spruce things up by applying new shredded bark. We recommend adding 2-4″ of new shredded bark over your faded and now decomposing mulch. Be sure to remove old mulch from the edges of sidewalks, driveway and near the tree trunks before adding new on top.
Now is also a great time to replace or add plants to your landscape. As little as one new plant addition to your landscape can add a dramatic impact.
How about pruning the perennials, plants, shrubs and trees in the landscape around your home. We recommend applying a general purpose granular fertilizer (14-14-14 or similar type) to help promote growth during the rain-filled spring and to encourage vigorous root growth. Vigorous root growth helps sustain the plant during the possible summer droughts, in case they are not watered properly.
Hot and dry weather is looking pretty good right now after the winter we just had. Let’s hope that some nice weather gets here soon.