Whether you’re doing things yourself or hiring lawncare professionals, there are many factors that impact spring landscaping.
Finding a good lawncare team can be quite challenging. Of course, the DIY alternative may be more time-consuming than you’d prefer, too.
The key thing, however, is being smart about various lawncare decisions. Rain, wind, and dry spells can all affect how your lawn should be approached. And that’s true regardless of whether or not you hire professionals.
Choosing a Ground Cover
Grass is an obvious choice, but it may not be the best choice. Sure, a lush, grass lawn is the American standard, but is it what you want? It’s not the only option, nor is it the most economical.
These days, more and more families are opting for alternative ground cover options based on their climate and personal needs.
Clover lawns, especially micro clovers, are quickly becoming an inexpensive, easy-to-maintain alternative to the old mainstays.
Know Your Pests
If your primary concern is aesthetics, you may be disregarding some important factors. Pests can take quite a toll on your landscaping, so it’s important to plan around them.
Wildlife, stray animals, and insects can all affect your lawn and landscaping efforts. You may need to plan for concessions or find things that can ward off various pests. If you plan things out in advance, you can decide whether you may need extra fencing, wire mesh, or plants that can deter specific pests.
Know When to Plant
The weather has a lot of bearing on when you should and shouldn’t plant things.
In most cases, you’re going to want to wait until the last frost, but different plants have different requirements. Some also need rain, or you’ll need to water them regularly after planting.
Too much rain can also cause issue. So, it’s important to know what your plants need and what the forecast looks like.
Read up on the plants you’re wanting to use and to figure out the best time to plant them.
Perennials vs. Annuals
While annuals may look wonderful, perennials are the gift that keeps on giving once you have them established. When you select plants that must be replaced annually, you’ll find yourself spending a lot of extra money on landscaping.
Look for local perennials that won’t die off every year instead of buying annuals. And yes, they will likely cost more up front, but you’ll thank yourself in the long run.