5 Tips on Preparing Your Landscape for Summer

You don’t need to be a master gardener by any means to have a great looking yard in the summer and summer. With a little foresight, some proper planning, and perhaps the help of a landscaping service such as ours at CWC Landscaping LLC, you can make your landscaping the envy of the neighborhood. Here are 5 important tips for preparing your landscape for summer.

Have a Plan

Your first priority should be putting together a plan. In your plan, identify what kind of feeling you want to get in your landscaping. Imagine sitting outside on a warm summer day. What do you want to see, smell, or be doing? Write it down and share with your contractor.

Know Your Climate

No matter how hard you try, if you live in Chicago, you won’t be getting much out of that mango tree you planted in your front yard. While this is an extreme example, it illustrates the importance of knowing your climate and what types of plants, trees, and flowers grow best where you are. A landscape company can help you with this so be sure to look for one that has many years of experience in the local area to provide relevant advice and make recommendations.

Know When to Plant Things

Different things will need to be planted at different times. This is one way a landscape contractor can help you. If you have done some research and still are not sure the best time to plant begonias, rhododendrons, or heirloom tomatoes, call in a contractor to help. Everything you plant will be more likely to thrive at one point in the season over others, so you should carefully consider this in your landscape plan.

Look to the Future

If you know that in a few years the apple tree you have planted right next to your fence is going to be growing over your neighbor’s yard, you might choose a better place for it. Make sure you are looking into the future to see what your yard will look like in a few years from now. The placement of plumbing and utility lines under your landscaping might seriously affect where you plant trees, for example, since root systems can interfere significantly with plumbing.

Hire a Landscaping Service

From providing advice to coming weekly to maintain your lawn and ensure plants look healthy, a landscaping service can be a great asset to your property. Find one in advance and set up a maintenance plan for the rest of the year.

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