This article will give you a few tips to improve your landscaping in the spring in North Texas. We will start in the northeast corner of the Metroplex in DFW. We aim to get all the new spring growth established before winter and maintain it all through the growing season. Landscaping is extra important if you plan to sell your home.
Your first tip is to fertilize all the plants you are going to plant. In my opinion, this is the most important step to take before any planting. Fertilizer helps the plants stay healthy during the growing season. A healthy plant can survive year-round with very little supplemental feeding. As an added benefit, your grass will thrive, especially if you are using nitrogen-free fertilizers.
If you have never fertilized before, I would recommend you go to a local nursery and ask for a fertilizer that has a good balance of nitrogen. There are several brands available as well as natural compost. Look for one that says it is certified organic. Most of them use manure from sheep, cattle or other farm animals. Make sure you get a fertilizer that contains a high percentage of nitrogen.
Test the Soil
It is also a good idea to test the soil. Many counties require a soil testing before any fertilizer can be applied. This will help ensure that you are getting the proper amount of fertilizer and nutrients. It is also important to read all the literature you get with your fertilizer because they are written for that type of fertilizer. You should not make any other fertilizer mix that is the same as the one you just made.
Ensure the Grass is Healthy
Your lawn should show signs of health. Nodules and black spots are very early signs that you should be fertilizing. You should be looking for healthy, green grass and healthy flowers as well. These are the first signs that the lawn will be ready to get landscaped.
Don’t Plant Too Early
In the early part of the season, you don’t want to plant too many plants. Most plants need three times as much water as for the rest of the year. Also, the leaves will begin to wilt out as the plants start to die back. You do want to put more emphasis on annuals though. If you wait until after the first frost to plant anything, you will not be able to harvest the flowers. If you are going to plant perennials, you will want to move them after the first frost.
Trim in the Winter
You should plan on doing some trimming in the winter. When you plant your seedlings, they will be so small that they will not reach their full height if you don’t prune them. If you don’t want to cut your plants back, just clip their roots back. Just be sure not to cut too far back. The reason is that they will grow back again in the spring.
In terms of water retention, one important thing to consider is that you should water your plants thoroughly during the morning hours when the temperatures start to increase. You want to do this no more than once or twice a week in most cases. After you water your plants, you will want to put a cover over them. A good landscaping service can help you choose the best cover for your garden. For example, you can choose something that blends with the color of your plants or something that stands out.
After you have finished watering and putting the cover over your plants, you will want to start digging. By digging, you will be helping your plants to absorb more water and nutrients. Another important thing to remember is to mulch your plants. Mulch will help retain moisture. It also provides a protective environment for your plants by keeping weeds from growing through your soil.
When it comes to improving the look of your property in the spring, there are tons of things that you can do. A good way to improve your property is to make sure that it is well maintained from the start. Do not let weeds get the best of you. If you keep on top of it in the spring, then you won’t have any problems with weeds.