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Top Landscaping Tips for Summer

It’s that time of year when it’s time to think about yard work and landscaping. Over the winter, there will be leaves and other debris left behind, so you’ll want to clean that up. You may also notice that some areas of your yard may need more work, such as your pathway or patio area. If those areas need work or you simply want those areas in your yard this year, you’ll want to hire an experienced construction company in Howard County to get started. In the meantime, here are some tips that will help you enjoy your outdoor space this summer.

1. Clean up your yard in the spring

It’s important to clean up your yard before you landscape it. It’ll make things much easier. This includes raking up leaves from last fall and picking up any debris. Once this is done, you can start landscaping.

2. Get the flower beds ready

If you regularly plant flowers every year, you know you’ll have to prepare it. This means you’ll need to mulch the soil and turn over the soil to have it ready for planting. After that’s done, you can plant the flowers. It’s important to mulch because the mulch will slow the growth of weeds in the flower bed because of its slow evaporation of water. A landscaper can help you with this and make the placement of the flowers look beautiful in your outdoor space.

3. Take care of your lawn

If you have a lawn, you’ll have to take care of it. This means mowing at the right time of day and also watering at the right time of day. You’ll want to mow the lawn at the right length. Why does length matter? Cutting the grass too short will cause the area being brown because of the drought. Grass that is a little longer will provide just enough shade for the soil and doesn’t need as much fertilizer if you use that. A landscaper can help you determine how long the grass should be in your outdoor space.

4. Keep an eye out for issues

If you’ve been taking care of your outdoor space, you’ll probably notice issues here and there that can be taken cared of easily. But if there are issues in your yard such as brown spots, rotting fruit or tree issues, you’ll need to contact a landscaper to help diagnose the issue.

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If you live in the Howard County area, contact J&A services for an estimate today to get started.

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