The snow has melted, the grass is green, and summer weather has arrived. We can finally spend time outdoors and your home should be the best place to do that!
The nurseries are starting to green up and bloom out and now is a great time to add some color to your landscape. We’ve rounded up a few tips to help you make the most of the spring landscape season.
Tips for Minnesota landscaping in Spring:
- Many shrubs, perennials and evergreens can perform as privacy walls and help define a space as much as a freestanding wall can, for much less cost.
- Trimming shrubs’ new growth each spring will help maintain its desired shape long-term and not become overgrown, unattractive, and costly to replace in the future.
- If you’ve recently installed an irrigation system, it may have been set to water more than usual to help your lawn and plantings establish. Make sure to adjust your system so you’re not overwatering subsequent seasons.
- Native plants require little to no watering, unless unusual droughts occur. Wildflower seed mixes are native plant varieties that will attract Minnesota native wildlife, such as bees, birds, and butterflies.
- It is common for Minnesota winters to create cracks and heaving due to our freeze/thaw cycles. Stone pavers are a fantastic alternative to concrete, as they are attractive, easily repairable, and a better long-term investment than concrete slabs.
- A landscape designer can help you maximize your property’s potential. Find a design partner who listens carefully and will work closely with you to create a new landscape tailored to you and your family.
- Trained Minnesota landscaping crews can help you with trimming your plants, proper watering/irrigation schedules, plant health assessments, appropriate sun/shade planting locations, topdressing your mulch beds to help retain moisture and prevent unwanted weeds, patio repair, water management/proper grading, and many other landscape maintenance issues.
If Ground One can lend a hand with your landscaping projects this spring, please let us know. Our landscape architects, designers and crew members are ready to help you enjoy your time outdoors for years to come!
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