The landscaping around your yard is crucial to your home’s curb appeal. When the landscaping is poorly maintained, it gives off the appearance that the rest of your home is in poor condition as well. No matter if you have a large outdoor area or just a small space, spring is the perfect time to get outdoors and enhance your exterior. Here are a few things you should know about spring landscaping at your Markham home.
Clear the Debris Right Away
As soon as the snow has melted, you can begin many landscaping tasks. You may find that buried deep under all of the snow is a lot of debris, twigs, leaves, and other garbage that needs to be cleaned up to allow for proper growth. Spend some time raking your yard, clearing out flower beds, etc.
Trim the Trees
If you want your trees to supply gorgeous, full blooms this year, when you prune or trim your trees is critical. You want to prune during the late winter and early spring months when they are still dormant. This offers many benefits such as helping the plant remain strong, preventing a pest infestation, and making the entire task much easier. However, for spring-blooming trees and shrubs, you will want to wait and prune them once they begin to bloom.
Once the night temperatures have consistently risen above freezing, it is a great time to begin planting flowers and other plants to add colour and make your yard pop. When you plant immediately after the cold season, this gives your flowers enough time to establish themselves and develop strong roots that will carry them through the hot summer season. If you have any questions regarding the proper timing or how to plant certain flowers, talk to gardening experts at your local nursery for advice.
Green grass is a must if you want to capture the eye of all your guests. One option to help improve the overall health of your grass is to apply fertilizers. There are many types of fertilizers, and again, it is wise to talk to an expert about your specific yard. During the warm spring months, you may consider applying fertilizer to your yard. However, it is recommended that you apply a very light amount during this season. This is because too much fertilizer and the warmer weather can promote the growth of weeds and spreading disease. Keeping your yard beautiful and well cared for should be a priority. It will not only enhance its curb appeal, but if selling, it can also increase your home’s value.
If you are thinking about selling your home this spring, contact Markham real estate agent Martin MacFarlane today.