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How to Prepare Your Home for Spring Landscaping

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Spring brings with it a sense of joy for those who love landscaping. You have been waiting in anticipation for the spring, and now that it’s here and the winter frost is gone, you cannot wait to start landscaping your yard.  You are ready and raring to go, but you are wondering where to start. It’s best to start off preparing a spring clean up landscaping checklist. Here is are some tips to guide you.

  1. Do Your Research
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If you have not done it yet, you will need to get some research done.  You can get guidance by asking the neighbors or visiting the local nursery. Get creative by taking a walk around your neighborhood to see what others have done.  You can also read through garden publications for some amazing ideas.

  1. Starting
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If you have made up your mind that you are up to the task, then you need to organize the lawn. You should have a clear picture of what you want. You will need to clean up the lawn.  This will involve picking all the branches and debris lying around.  Ensure you have completely cleared the area where you want to work on.

  1. Check the Condition of The Soil
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Before you plant anything, ensure the condition of the soil is appropriate. Doing a test on the soil is advised.  This will help you identify the missing nutrients in the soil.  Adding organic matter to the soil when planting improves the soil and enhances deeper roots. This will give you strong and healthy plants that will withstand stress from diseases.

  1. Setting Up
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Make up your mind about the type of plants you want, where you want them, and the color scheme you want.  Identify the space you want to use. Provide for walkways and ensure tall plants are correctly positioned not to hinder the view.  You should also ensure there is enough space for movement during maintenance of your yard.

  1. Indulge Your Taste
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It is possible for you to indulge your taste as you do your landscaping. You can get plants for every lifestyle and taste. You’re free to express your creativity.  Decide on the materials, color, and style that you like. You can organize your yard to combine colors and hues of the colors that you love. You can use ornamental grasses for a desert effect to match the rustic appearance of your home.  You can consult professionals to advise you what is best for your home.

  1. Consider Maintenance
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Landscaping is not a one-time activity – it is not like painting a house.  You will need to provide for continuous maintenance.  This will involve weeding, pruning and watering and sometimes replacement of the plants that die.  You should get the plants that will align with your maintenance schedule.  You may consider getting a professional to do the job if you are not up to the task.

  1. Think of The Total Effect
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What is the total effect you want to create? Your landscaping should have a bearing on the total effect you want to create for your home.  You should choose plants that contrast or complement your home color scheme.  The idea is to have your outdoor being in harmony with what you have in your interior.  For example, a minimalist home may go well with a modern Zen styles landscape.

 

Get in touch with a landscaping Mississauga professional if you need help with your landscaping.

 

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