March brings windy weather and the first awakening of spring. Daffodils, crocuses, and tulips all begin to emerge in Maryland. Naturally, one begins to enjoy the outdoors and warmer weather once again. The best way to enjoy the coming spring is to care for the landscape. If you need residential landscaping services in Maryland, Michael Bryan Landscapes is here for you! Below are a few March landscaping tips to get you started on the right track.
Early March is the time just before weeds grow from their seeds. Every year, weeds sprinkle their tiny seeds in the ground to sprout the next year. Before you know it, your yard could be covered with weeds! One of the best ways to remove them is to stop them in their tracks with a preemergent herbicide. This type of herbicide targets seeds and keeps them from sprouting. You won’t have any leafy weeds to spray or pull!
Last Chance Pruning
March is also the last month before shrubs and trees take off with a new growth spurt. One should avoid pruning the plants during their growing season, as the cuts could cause them to grow more aggressively. Now is a great time to conduct some healthy shrub and tree pruning.
Clean the Garden Tools
If you haven’t sanitized and maintained the garden tools yet, now is a great time to do so right before you get to the garden. Cleaning your tools in general is important for keeping them in good condition, while sanitizing them with isopropyl alcohol keeps them free of diseases. Of course, Michael Bryan Landscapes can also take on the dirty work for you!
Mulch the Beds
Another top March landscaping tip is to mulch the garden beds. Mulching will keep pesky weeds away and give nutrition to your flowers, shrubs, grasses, and trees. The mulch layer should be at least three inches thick; otherwise, it will fail to keep out the weeds and prove more detrimental than beneficial.
Plant Trees, Shrubs, & Plants
Spring is a great season for establishing new trees, shrubs, and plants in the ground. The sun is not too harsh and the ground is cool and moist, ideal conditions for a newly-planted specimen. If you are ready to do your spring landscape maintenance, contact Michael Bryan Landscapes!
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When you work with Michael Bryan Landscapes, you are bringing your landscaping vision to life with a team of experts who are committed to the quality of their work on your home. Whether you want to design a landscape for your outdoor space, build a deck, or install a stone patio, our team of experts is ready to help you make it happen. Since 2009, we have served Maryland and Northern Virginia with a variety of landscaping, hardscaping, design, and installation services that not only keep your outdoor space looking great but working as efficiently as possible to meet the needs of your family throughout the year. If you are ready to get started with your landscaping project or service today, call us at 443-203-1951 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to check us out on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest for updates and weekly landscaping tips!