Posted on: Feb 01, 2023Luis M Pérez
Clean Up Your Garden Beds
Start by removing debris, weeds, and dead vegetation from your garden beds. Next, prune and trim any trees, shrubs, and plants. Finally, prune any damage from the winter and give your plants a general trim.
Apply A Layer Of Mulch
A fresh layer of mulch at a depth of 2-3″ will help to retain moisture and protect the root system. The mulch will help reduce weed growth in your garden/ landscape beds. Using a natural mulch, such as shredded hardwood mulch, cedar mulch, Pine straw, etc., will break down and add some extra beneficial enzymes to your soil. This will also aid in the deterrence of insects and small varmints. Fresh mulch and new plants will give your home and garden/ landscape beds a fresh pop of color and bring life back to your curb appeal. Consult with your local landscape/ nursery professionals to select the right plant material for your growing region. If you live in the southern part of the USA, you will also want to consider drought resistance types of plants.
Maintaining the proper watering and moisture levels of your plants during the growing season, especially during the dry/drought times, will be critical in a great-looking garden all season long. Maintain your garden/ landscape beds by regularly removing any unwanted plant material (i.e., grass shoots, weeds, or other wild plants) that will compete with your wanted plant material, for the water will be instrumental in keeping your garden/ landscape looking its best all season long.
Edging your garden beds using an edging tool to will help make this job easier. Below are some tips on how to keep your equipment running well.
Blades: Cleaning and sharpening or replacing your lawnmower blades and other cutting tools help ensure a cleaner cut with less wear and tear on equipment.
Change the Oil: Change the oil in your lawn equipment at least once a year at the start of spring to ensure peak performance.
Inspect Moving Parts: Inspect belts, pulleys, and sprockets for wear or damage.
Service Filters: Change or service your machines’ air and fuel filters.
Check the Battery: Check your machines’ batteries (if equipped) and clean the terminals as necessary.
Inspect the Tires: Inspect the tires and ensure they are correctly inflated.
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