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While winter is still in full-effect, spring is just around the corner! Now is the perfect time to start thinking about landscaping ideas. There are many steps you can take to get your lawn out of the post-winter slump.
Since the winter is known for potentially taking a toll on your yard, there are some proactive steps you need to take to make sure that it looks perfect come the warmer months. Let’s take a look at a few easy tips and tricks to help you give your lawn back its life.
You’ll Need to Get Rid of any Mold
Winter is known for being that time of year when it’s always dark, damp, and cold. Snow, ice, and rain often lands on the landscaping and remains in the outskirts of your property. This is the perfect breeding ground for mold. Matted down and dead patches in an area are often referred to as “snow mold.”. Fungus that is trapped under snow kills grass from below very quickly. It should be removed as soon as possible after sitting there for a long few months.
You’re Going to Need to Rake
Even though you think you might have gotten all of the leaves and branches picked up during the fall, there’s a chance there were some stragglers. Once the days start to get longer, be prepared to start raking away any of the leaves, branches, and other debris. You can also prune your bushes, trees, and other landscaping features that might need a little trim. When looking at what you have left in terms of the landscape after the winter, you can start thinking about what you might have in plan for the future. Come up with landscaping ideas and reach out to landscape architects well before the spring arrives. Landscape designers will be able to assess your landscape ideas and even give you some suggestions.
Fix Any Uneven Ground
The winter months might have eaten away parts of the ground, but there’s a fix for that. Put new grass down, fill in the holes, or utilize the new space. You can use the space as a place to plant new trees and flower beds. This way, you won’t have to dig new holes. If the uneven ground is bothering you, reach out to a professional for potential landscaping ideas.
Even though it’s still winter, start thinking about the spring and your lawn. Thinking about your plans in advance will give you time to come up with new landscape ideas, and contact the correct people. Plus, if you plan to sell your home in the future, fresh landscaping is a must. Proper landscaping can actually increase a home’s resale value by as much as 14% — Good news for everyone!