Some people don’t understand why hiring a professional gardener is worth it, but anyone who has a professional landscaper working on their lawn will tell you, they can be a godsend. Having someone who knows about every plant you have in your yard and the specific needs it has can help keep your yard and garden looking its best no matter what the season. Spring is the season that the work you and your gardener have put in all year shows the most. All the flowers and plants in your yard will bloom and you’ll truly be able to appreciate all your garden pro has done for your home’s aesthetic. Here are some things to keep in mind this spring, that your landscaper can help you accomplish.
Planning a Garden Makeover
Looking at your garden, you might be able to notice spots that aren’t as full or blooming the way you’d like. Spring is the season where your garden is at it’s best, so if you aren’t satisfied with how it looks now, you might think about making some changes or additions. Talk to your gardener about what you wish you had in your yard, and see what they recommend. Since they have so much experience with different types of plants, they’ll know which ones would work best in your yard.
Now that spring is here, your lawn is going to start growing at it’s normal pace. If you don’t already have your gardening pro working on your lawn, you should definitely consider it. Lawn care is usually on the more affordable end of the services your landscaper can provide, so you should ask about an estimate. If you’re already having them come over once a week or every other week, having them mow the lawn for you just crosses one more weekend chore off your list, and gives you more time to spend with your family (or your cozy Saturday morning bed!)
Another thing your landscaper can do for your lawn is aerate. Aerating is a process that involves creating holes in the soil beneath your lawn that allows more oxygen and water to make its way to the roots of your grass. In lawns that have compacted soil, aeration improves drainage and encourages worms, microfauna and microflora that help your grass flourish. Spring and Summer are the best season to have this done, because your lawn is healthy and can “recover” easily from the process.
Most people who have trees in their garden feel very attached to them. If you love looking at and spending time beneath your trees, one of the best things you can do to keep them healthy and strong is systematic tree injections. Tree injectionsare the process of directly applying pesticides to the vascular system of trees. Think of it as a shot of vitamins for your trees, that goes directly into their “bloodstream”. This is also something you can have done in the winter, but ask your landscaper if your specific trees would do well with them in spring too.