Get Your Lawn and Garden Ready for Spring!

Despite the recent chilly weather, it is officially SPRING! So get outside and get your hands dirty!

With warmer temps and longer days coming, it’s time to wake-up your lawn and gardens for the season.

Here are 5 tips to help you get started:

  • Rake your gardens and yards and clean-up winter’s remnant leaves, twigs and debris.
  • Thatch, aerate and lime your lawns and get it set-up for another season of growth and wear and tear.
  • After the long winter, your evergreens will be hungry. Fertilize them with Holly-tone for some robust spring-growth and flower blooms.
  • Turn-over your garden, weed and get it ready for your onion sets and potatoes.
  • Lastly, it’s the best time now, before temps get too warm, to put down your pre-emergent weed-killers (like Preen) and lawn crab-grass preventer (Scotts’ Turf-Builder with Halts); once these weeds sprout, weed controls are much less effective in controlling nuisance weeds and grasses in your garden and lawn.

Now go have some fun and enjoy the sunshine and the long awaited spring!

Paul Lepard, RLA, PP is a principal at Nave Newell and director of the firm’s Land Planning and Landscape Architecture Department.

To learn more about these services, contact Paul at [email protected] or 610.265.8323.

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