Spring is officially here!  Temperatures are beginning to warm, and plants are starting to wake up. It’s a beautiful time of year, and it’s the perfect time to prep your landscape for the upcoming outdoor season.

Here are 5 tips for Spring:
1. Stock and prep garden tools
Now is the time to ensure you have the proper tools to maintain your landscape all year long.
Top tools you should have in your arsenal:
lawn rake for light mulch bed and yard clean up
garden rake for heavier dirt and mulch
shovel
hand pruners and loppers
edging tool
Heavy duty push broom
gloves

Wash last year’s dirt and rust from tools, and make necessary repairs.  Gather flower pots, clean them up and recycle or dispose of broken containers. Sweep decks, walkways, and porches. A fresh start feels good!

2. Clean debris from landscape beds
Using a lawn rake, gently clear old leaves and trash from landscape beds. This prepares the beds for fresh mulch or new plantings and allows existing plants some breathing room.

3. Edge beds
Using an edging tool, cut clean lines around the edge of your plant beds. Doing so, will make mulching a cinch and will create a beautiful, easier-to-maintain bed.

4. Over-seed bare spots in lawn
Using a quality seed product, walk around your yard and fill bare areas. This can be done by hand, or if you have large areas of patchy grass, there are tools available for rent that can make the process easier.  Consult a lawn expert for advice.

5. Get inspired (Our favorite to-do!)
Now is the perfect time to create the outdoor space of your dreams! Always, wanted a pergola with a beautiful stone patio for outdoor entertaining?  Or maybe a rustic fire pit to gather around with family and friends?  Look online for ideas, and take pictures of landscapes you love.  Working with a landscaping company can take the overwhelm out of outdoor design. Happy planning!

We hope these tips encourage you to get outside and get your hands dirty!  A well designed and maintained landscape adds curb appeal to your home and makes spending time outside a great escape.  Contact Hoosier Landscape Group for more information.

info@hoosierlandscapegroup.com or 317-413-9874