April (and March) Showers Bring May Flowers

While the temperature has dropped temporarily, spring is already on its way! Now is the time to start looking at seeding and planting, as well as controlling unwanted growth.

Weeds are a constant nuisance in everyone’s yard, but spring is the best time to treat it. Use a pre-emergent weed control, which will help prevent the seeds from starting to grow. The best time to apply this would be when the forsythia blooms. This plant, as pictured, is often one of the first plants to flower in the spring, signaling a time to start planting early season flowers and vegetables. If you use a weed control, know that this will only work for about 3 months, so you will have to re-apply in the summer.

If you do not use any herbicide or weed control, spring is also a good time to put seed down for your yard. There are several varieties that fall into cool season and warm season grasses. You can fill in bare spots or establish a new lawn.

With the snow melted, now is the time to give us a call and set up an appointment for one of our landscape architects to come out and look at your yard. They can assist with making plans for new plantings, spring cleanup, patios and brickwork, and a variety of other tasks. The sooner you contact us, the sooner your yard will be ready for a fun filled summer!