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Prepping Your Landscape for Spring Planting

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Every home landscape needs some attention in the late winter to prepare it for Spring planting and the next growing season. The following activities should be performed in late Winter/early Spring (Mid-Feb. – Mid-March).

Tools

Tool

Compost

Tool

Landscape Spray Paint

Tool

Pruners

Tool

Rototiller

Tool

Square Shovel

Hedge trimmers

Hedge trimmers

1

Remove dead annuals

2

Cut back perennials to ground level

3

Lightly prune shrubs and small trees removing dead, damaged, diseased and deranged branches

4

Divide perennials that have overgrown areas, plant or give away divisions

5

Till or turn new planting beds adding compost and/or soil conditioner

6

Mark with paint spots where new plants will be planted

7

Rake landscape beds removing large debris

8

Add compost/soil conditioner and/or organic fertilizer around plants in landscape beds

9

Lightly mulch all landscape beds

Congratulations! You did it! Sit back and enjoy your new lawn addition!

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