Take Stock of Your Tools
Begin your preparations by inspecting your gardening equipment. Tighten loose handles on your shovels, rakes, and hoes. Oil the hinges and sharpen the blades of your pruners and shears. And replace any old, rusty, or irreparable items. Having a safe, efficient arsenal of tools to draw from is the key to maintaining a stunning summer landscape design.
Prune Trees and Shrubs
In Northern Utah, late winter or early spring is the best time to prune most tree and shrub species. Start by removing dead, damaged, or diseased branches. This improves the plant’s health and reduces the risk of fallen branches during summer storms. Careful and strategic pruning shapes the structure of your trees and shrubs, promoting better growth and a more aesthetically pleasing landscape garden.
Aerate, Overseed, and Fertilize Your Lawn
As Wasatch Front recovers from a snowy winter, you can breathe new life into your lawn by aerating the soil. Punching small holes into your lawn allows air, water, and nutrients to penetrate the grass roots for stronger, more vigorous growth. After aerating, overseed your lawn to fill in thin or bare spots for a lush, green carpet of grass.
Fertilizing is another crucial step, but it should be done wisely. Conduct a soil test first to find out what nutrients your lawn is lacking. Applying the correct fertilizer based on your soil’s needs gives your lawn the best chance of thriving during the hot summer months.
Install Automatic Sprinklers
A sprinkler system eases the task of watering your lawn. If you don’t already have automatic sprinklers, consider installing them before summer arrives. You’ll love saving time and resources with a system that delivers the right amount of water where it’s needed most. Placing the sprinkler heads correctly is crucial to achieve efficient coverage and avoid over- or under-watering certain areas. That’s why sprinkler system design and installation is best left to an experienced landscaping company.
Clean and Weed Your Garden Beds
Early spring is the perfect time to clean and weed your garden beds. First, remove winter debris to tidy up the area and help prevent disease and insect issues. Then, remove weeds early in the season to prevent them from establishing deep roots and overtaking your garden.
Plant Flowers and Herbs
With your garden beds cleaned and weeded, it’s time to plant beautiful flowers and aromatic herbs. Consider incorporating a pollinator garden featuring native flowers and herbs to attract beneficial insects like bees, butterflies, and ladybugs.
Add Fresh Mulch
Applying a new layer of mulch to garden beds and around trees is a summer preparation step you shouldn’t skip. Mulch offers numerous benefits, such as retaining moisture, suppressing weed growth, and regulating soil temperature. Plus, it gives your garden a finished, professional look.
Inspect Garden Structures
Make sure your raised beds, arbors, trellises, and plant supports are ready for the summer season by conducting a thorough inspection. Replace any rotten wood, tighten loose screws, and ensure your structures are sturdy and stable to support a beautiful overall landscape garden design.
Put in a Fence
If you crave more privacy, security, or protection for your plants, adding a fence to your garden landscape is the perfect solution. The right fence enhances your yard’s aesthetics and defines your property line. Work with a landscaping company to choose a fence style and material that complements your landscape and meets your specific needs.
Pressure Wash Hard Surfaces
Winter’s harsh weather can leave your walkways, patios, decks, and siding looking a little worse for wear. Rejuvenate your outdoor living space by pressure washing these surfaces to remove dust, dirt, algae, and mold.
Design a Relaxing Patio
Summer is synonymous with outdoor living. Whether you prefer a cozy hammock, a stylish outdoor dining set, or a fire pit for evening gatherings, you can create a patio space that caters to your lifestyle and complements your garden’s surroundings.
Why Choose Pro Landscaping Utah Over Other Landscaping Services?
Need help prepping your garden for summer? Pro Landscaping Utah offers unmatched expertise and a commitment to customer satisfaction. We pride ourselves on delivering personalized landscape installations that enhance the unique beauty of your yard. Our trained professionals offer a range of services, from landscape renovation to sprinkler and fencing installations. We aim to create a garden that complements your lifestyle and the beautiful natural surroundings here along the Wasatch Front.
If you’re ready to watch your garden thrive this summer, please contact us at 801-900-4588 to schedule premier landscaping services in Davis and Weber County, UT.