Spring is the season for landscaping! It's easy to assume you need to give your whole yard and all of your garden beds a total makeover each spring. If you really do want to transform the look of your space, this is not a bad idea. However, it's not necessary in most cases. If you don't want to transform your yard, hiring a landscaper for just these four services will go a long way towards improving the look of your yard and setting it up for a good year.
Edging all of your garden beds and sidewalks will instantly make your yard look tidier. Your landscaper can use a special edging tool to trim back overgrown grass and other plants. Not only will this instantly make the place look nicer, but it will reduce damage to the sidewalks and garden beds over the years. It will also make it easier for you to be consistent and thorough when you mow the lawn.
Aerating the Lawn
Aeration involves your landscaper driving a special, rolling tool over the entire yard. This tool pokes holes in the sod layer at the top of the grass. Aeration makes it easier for water to reach the grass roots, and also for the roots to receive good airflow. It will help your lawn stay greener not just in the spring, but all year long. Aeration may also reduce the amount of water you have to apply to your lawn during periods of low rainfall.
Mulching in your garden beds will save you so many headaches later in the year. Mulch hides any uneven soil or ugly patches on the top of the garden beds. It traps moisture in the soil so you have to water less often, and it helps prevent weed growth. Ask your landscaping service about their mulch options. Shredded bark and wood chips both work well.
If you have trees on your land, have them all trimmed or pruned in early spring. This not only helps the trees develop a more favorable shape throughout the year, but it also helps prevent disease. Plus, any dead branches will be removed before they fall off on their own, potentially causing damage.
You can go as big as you want with spring landscaping, but if you'd rather keep things simple, tackling the list of tasks above is sufficient. Good luck, and enjoy the process.