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May Landscaping Tips

May Landscaping Tips

May is coming up in new life! These landscaping tips can help you make the most of it.

May has arrived! May is a season of flowers, new growth, and new life among the wildlife. It is also one of the more active months for gardening and outdoor living. To make the most of your outdoor enjoyment, you can take these May landscaping tips in mind. Michael Bryan Landscapes is here to help your Maryland home look its best! 

Prune Trees & Shrubs

May is an excellent time to cut back trees, trim hedges, and thin out bushes. In the spring, it is much easier to tell when trees and bushes have dead limbs. You can get a fresh start by keeping your trees and shrubs free from dead limbs that could contribute to further deterioration down the line. You can also thin out branches to improve aeration.

Aerate & Seed the Lawn

The spring and fall are both excellent times to aerate and seed the lawn. Aeration is the practice of pulling up plugs of dirt from the lawn and allowing the ground to resettle. New seeds are scattered over any bare spots. This service improves compacted soil and allows grass to grow healthier.

Mow & Water the Lawn

May landscaping tips are the first in the year that involve mowing and watering the lawn again. However, a recent movement called No Mow May that started in Britain and migrated to the States has called for a month of mowing perhaps only once this month, and still keeping grass higher than the normal height. The average May may still yield wildflowers and weeds beneficial to pollinators and add color to your lawn.

Plant Perennials & Annuals

In May, there is still time to plant your favorite perennials and annuals before the weather gets too hot and humid. If you are looking to revamp your current landscaping, now is also a great time to call in Michael Bryan Landscapes for design and installation services. May is a great time to forge new outdoor spaces that enhance your yard’s quality and beauty.

Provide Supports for Large & Climbing Plants

Large, floppy plants will soon need support. Peonies, delphiniums, asters, Easter lilies, and foxglove are just a few of the species that will need a tomato cage or single stake to help them keep from falling over into your lawns or pathways. Once flowers die off, it is best to deadhead them to preserve the plant’s energy for next year. Once daffodils, tulips, irises, peonies, etc., lose their heads.

Bring Your Landscaping Vision to Life with Michael Bryan Landscapes

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 Be sure to check us out on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest for updates and weekly landscaping tips!

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