March is just around the corner and with it comes, longer days, warmer temps, and visions of your landscaping goals for 2022! With evening frosts still inevitable, we can’t be too ambitious but we can start thinking about things like spring plant maintenance, replacing hardscapes, and incorporating water features into your outdoor spaces. Hopefully, the notion of these things only adds to your excitement for the ever-closer spring thaw!
To keep your shrubs and trees from becoming overgrown, be sure to trim the new growth each spring. Staying on top of this will keep them from looking unsightly and could also prevent you from having to replace them in the future. Cut back perennials left standing from overwintering and clean up any debris left behind from last fall. Leaves and plant debris can be added to your compost pile and given a good turn (since you likely haven’t done that in a while!) Unfortunately, the first greenery to pop up in the coming weeks will likely be weeds, so try adding cornmeal to lessen weed pressure in your garden beds.
This is a good time of year to determine whether or not your current hardscapes should be updated or replaced. With the fluctuation in temps, it will be clear to see whether or not they hold up in the harsh weather or become slick when wet. Smooth surfaces like polished granite