Spring Landscaping Tips!

Old Man Winter sure had a grasp on our corner of North Georgia this year. With snow and ice, it is highly likely that your plants, trees, shrubs, and bushes took a beating. Often this is true, even when outward signs are not visible. At Hutcheson Horticultural Company, we take this time of year serious in preparing for the next season.Atlanta Landscaping

If you want a beautiful Woodstock backyard, then keep in mind that the time is upon us for winter clean up and spring preparation. In an effort to help keep you on track, we’ve got a few of our tried and true landscaping tips for the month of March and the upcoming spring season:

  • In order to control spring weeds, apply a pre-emergent to your turf and planting beds.
  • If you have weeds that have already made themselves present, apply a post-emergent.
  • Lower the cutting heights of warm season grasses.
  • Continue the flower maintenance that you began in October. This should include deadheading (removing dead flower heads), fertilization, and weeding as necessary.
  • Begin inspecting for insects and possible tree, shrub, or turf diseases. Make sure you treat these as necessary.
  • Fertilize trees, shrubs, and groundcovers.
  • Install Balled and Burlapped trees and shrubs.
  • Install new mulch in shrub beds.
  • Begin installing new perennial plantings.
  • Complete Crape Myrtle Pruning
  • Heavily prune overgrown plant material.

Feel free to contact our Woodstock landscape company with any questions that you may have regarding this list. Keep in mind that this list is made up of our suggestions, and while it is not required that you complete each item, it is recommended. If this list seems to lengthy, or you would like expert assistance with any item or items on this list, please contact our office for a free consultation.