Spring is upon us and there is honestly no better time to review your landscaping. When the temperatures start warming up and the prospect of going outside doesn’t seem so daunting, that means it is almost time to start working on your spring landscaping. However, before you jump right in, have you stopped and actually looked at your landscaping in a while? We’re not just talking about a quick glimpse, rather a thorough review of your landscaping and whether or not it's still working well for your home. If you haven’t stopped and reviewed your landscaping in a while, now is the perfect time to do so.
If you are not sure where to even begin, consider the questions below and then visit your local landscape supply company like Kurtz Bros., Inc. to determine the best course of action to remedy any problems!
How old are your plants?
One of the first things you should consider is how old your plants are. If you can’t answer that question, it probably means that they’re pretty old. Perhaps they were even planted before you moved into the home and there is no way of telling how long ago that was. Now, just because your plants are old doesn’t mean you have to replace them. However, if they have spread too far and are crowding other plants or are now too close to the house, you might want to consider ripping them out in the spring and starting fresh. Additionally, if you think that plants are just too outdated and want something new to spruce up your landscaping, now is a great time to start planning for it!
Has something taken over your landscape?
The next question you should ask yourself, as you are reviewing your landscaping, is whether or not something has taken over the landscape. Vines or ivy might have seemed like a great idea at the time, but have they spread and taken over an entire side of your house? Ground creeping plants can also tend to sweep well past where you intended. Additionally, if you have older shrubs, they may have grown taller or wider than you originally intended. All of these issues can not only affect the look of your landscaping, but it can also be posing a threat to other plants by starving them of sunlight or nutrition. If this is the case, you might want to consider pulling them out and redesigning your landscaping.
Do plants need to be pruned?
While there is a chance that your plants are simply too overgrown and cannot be saved, in some cases all you need to do is some serious pruning or replanting. This is often the case with plants that spread like rose bushes or lily of the valley. You can prune back rose bushes or even dig them out at the root to stop them from spreading and invading other areas of your landscaping. Once you’ve dug them out, consider installing spacers in the ground that won’t allow them to overspread again.
Are you looking for more or less shade?
The design and needs of your backyard area have likely changed over time. If you are looking for more or less shade, now is the time to start considering that and determining what your needs really are. If you have a big shady tree in the backyard that has grown so large that it shades the pool and keeps it from heating up, you might want to consider trimming it back or cutting it down.
Alternatively, if you have put in a new patio or expanded your deck to add an outdoor eating or living area, you might need more shade. While a roof or awning can also provide this, if you want a more natural look, planting some shady trees is a great way to do this.
How is your curb appeal?
When analyzing your landscaping, you should spend a considerable amount of time reviewing the front yard. How does your curb appeal look? Your front yard is the first thing that visitors see, and likely the only thing that your neighbors see. What kind of impression does it make? If your front landscaping is unruly, outdated, or just plain ugly, chances are that you are not making a great impression. Luckily, it is easy to change that. By redoing your front landscaping, you can boost your curb appeal for an affordable price. This not only makes your home look better but can also increase the sale price and interest in your home if you are planning to sell in the near future.
Is your landscaping ready for a refresh?
If you are looking at your landscaping and can’t quite pinpoint an issue but just aren’t in love with it, that’s okay too! You don’t have to have a concrete set of issues with your landscaping to redo it. Whether you are interested in making it more vibrant or colorful or simply want to scale back on the massive overgrowth, this spring is a great time to take action. Luckily, the experts at Kurtz Bros., Inc. are ready and waiting to help you make the transformation!
If you are ready to refresh your landscaping, Kurtz Bros., Inc is the place to go!
When it comes time to refresh your landscaping, Kurtz Bros., Inc. is the place to go. We carry all of the landscaping essentials you need like soil and mulch. In addition, we also have the plants you will need and the knowledgeable staff to help you select the perfect plants for your landscaping. Whether you need landscaping tools and supplies like shovels, gloves, and rakes or the plants required to bring your landscaping back into form, we are the perfect place to shop! If you are ready to get started, give us a call or stop into our store today.