With Spring just around the corner and the weather gradually getting warmer, Birmingham landscape maintenance is crucial. The cool air and humidity is still keeping the soil damp and maybe frozen on colder days. It may not feel like it’s gardening time yet, but now is the most opportune time to get your yard ready for pruning, mowing, planting, and more.
Here are several tips to consider that will help your Birmingham landscape maintenance projects for the Michigan spring.
Check On Your Garden
Taking care of your garden now is more important than doing it in the late spring or summer. Take a look at the garden bed and check the soil and plants. Is it frozen or just damp? Knowing this will help you prepare for the warmer seasons. Do you have anything supporting your garden bed or decorative ornaments that hold up your plants? You’ll want to make sure they’re in good shape. Check to see if they’re stable. No loose nails or gaps should be present. Look for any weaknesses in the structure that may have been caused by temperature change.
Remove What’s Dead To Make Room For What’s Alive
As seasons change and storms roll in, sometimes dead plants and branches end up cluttering our yards. Take a walk around and pick up anything out of place like debris, tree branches or dead wood. Get them out of the way especially if they’re disrupting your garden. If you happen to have quite a few trees or shrubs in your yard, take the time to observe them as you clean up. Try to visualize how they’d look if they were trimmed a certain way. It’s a good way to start planning your landscape design.
Check On Your Hardscape Structures
Most hardscape additions can hold their own when it comes to the weather changing throughout the year. However, it wouldn’t hurt to check it out yourself. Whether you have stone walls, a patio or deck, walkways, or steps, you should see if their stability is still intact. If you’re not sure how to do that, contacting a professional is always a good choice. If you choose to neglect this task, your structures may become safety hazards for you and your family. It also doesn’t help its appearance if left alone over time.
Clean The Nooks And Crannies
In addition to checking the condition of your hardscape structures, you should also see if they’re clean. Wooden structures, especially, become a home for grime, mildew, and unwanted pests. As for your landscape, you should scan the yard for any critters that decided to hibernate in your yard for the season. Those tunnels they dug don’t look attractive. Whether something is living there or not, it’s a dangerous hole anyone can be victim too. These are important checks if you have a family to look after or frequent visitors. You’ll have less trouble in your yard if you take care of it now.
These are just a few of many tips that you should look into this time of year. If you’re interested in having a Birmingham landscape maintenance professional help you tidy up your Michigan home, contact Sinacori Landscaping today.