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It's still winter...3 things you can do right now to get a head start on your spring landscaping:
- Winter Watering: There are plenty of warmer days in the Colorado Winter, and plants would appreciate a drink! Any day over 40 degrees with no snow pack, give your plants, trees, and even grass a good watering. Just remember to get the water out of your hose before putting it away!
- Spring cleaning:Even
the outdoors need a little freshen up now and then! Rock beds collect
dust and seeds over the fall and winter, which can lead to a hotbed of
weeds once the weather starts to warm up! On those
nice days in March and April when it is too early to put any plants in
the ground, but you feel like you just need to do something outside,
take a hose and power wash your rock and cobble beds to rinse all that
winter dirt and grime out of there! For your mulch
beds, take a small rake or garden hoe and "turn" or "fluff" your
existing mulch. Can you see bare soil or landscape fabric? If yes, it's
time to add some.
- Spring fertilizing:
an early spring application of organic fertilizers and preemergents like
corn gluten are a great way to get a head start on a beautifully green
lawn. Your spring fertilizer and preemergent
weed control should be applied prior to April 1, so watch the weather
and don't be afraid to take advantage of those heavy wet snows to help
"water" it in!
Looking for a low cost, big impact for your landscaping this year?
Lighting is the way to go!