Spring Lawn and Landscape Tips

(Family Features) A beautiful landscape doesn’t happen on its own. You can help your lawn, trees and shrubs get off to a healthy growing season. “Trees and shrubs add tremendous appeal to our urban home environments, but to thrive, particularly out of their natural world, they require regular care with added nutrients and protection against invasive pests,” said Ben Hamza, Ph.D., director of technical operations at TruGreen. Here are some lawn and landscape tips to help you take care of your yard this spring. Clean Up: New spring growth can be hampered if it’s covered with debris. Clean out dead leaves, branches, trash or anything else that could impair your lawn’s growth. Prune Properly: Corrective pruning of your trees and shrubs can make them not only look better, but help them grow better, too. Don’t top-shear overgrown shrubs or trees – thin them out to preserve their shape. Spring-blooming plants like azaleas, rhododendrons, forsythia and lilacs should only be pruned after they flower. Put the Right Plants in the Right Place: When you’re ready to plant new plants, make sure you put them where they’ll thrive. Be sure you know the light requirements for a new plant. Fences or other … Continue reading →