When the warm weather hits and the gloominess of winter fades, it isn’t uncommon to want to learn as many spring landscaping ideas as possible. You no longer face the issue of your landscape having a cover of snow or the weather being too cold. When you an see your lawn and backyard again, many of us start to imagine what we’d like to see for the Spring and Summer. Now’s the time to get started and Valley Landscaping, Stone and Patio can guide you as we make your vision a reality.
After the last frost, many make it a priority to enhance their curb appeal by gardening and landscaping. Your home’s geographic location and soil type help steer you in the right direction regarding spring landscaping choices. In this guide, we dive a bit deeper to help you determine the best spring landscaping ideas.
Take Your Climate Into Consideration
Before you start picking out plants or digging in the dirt, you must know your home’s climate. That includes its geographic location and your yard’s climate. Once you make those determinations, it’s time to select plants that are appropriate for the shade and sun exposure the different parts of your yard receives.
One of the best ways to get a sense of what your property can accommodate is to create a map of it. Take a piece of paper with you outside and mark off the size and distances you have available to fill. Then consider how you want your trees, hedges, shrubs, or flowers to grow. Make sure to think vertically as well as horizontally. As you make your plan, Valley Landscaping, Stone and Patio’s landscape design experts are at the ready to give you advice.
Understand Your Area’s Pests
Even if you have a dozen spring landscaping ideas, that isn’t enough if your yard is full of pests. No amount of plant food, sun, and water help eliminate them. Pests include having issues with:
- Dollar spots: If you mow your lawn close to the ground, brown spots occur that are approximately the size of a silver dollar.
- Insects: Learn more about the insects indigenous to your area, like ants or beetles.
- Stray animals: Some communities have stray cats or other stray animals that eat vegetation in the area’s landscapes.
- Wildlife: Sometimes deer, raccoons, and other local wildlife wander onto properties and eat what they find on the landscape.
Look for Inspiration
For some, taking a spin through the neighborhood provides a lot of spring landscaping ideas and inspiration. Others might look for ideas, inspiration, and advice from the local home and garden stores. There’s also a wealth of ideas appearing regularly on do-it-yourself and home improvement television shows.
Don’t forget about creating a focal point. This focal point could represent you or the members of your household. For example, if your children loved playing with a wagon, you could incorporate that into your spring landscaping ideas. Or, if you have an old bicycle that used to belong to your grandparents, that’s another excellent focal point idea. Another idea to explore is expanding your backyard patio or installing a firepit.
Create a Plan for Your Spring Landscaping Ideas
Once you figure out which plants you would like to incorporate into your landscape, it’s time to make a plan. That involves staking out areas where you plan to plant. Don’t forget to account for growth, as well as people walking around your yard. If you’re incorporating tall plants, make sure they don’t obstruct the views from inside your home.
Finding and implementing spring landscaping ideas doesn’t have to be an overwhelming task. Once you understand your area’s climate, your yard’s sun exposure, and local pests, you can create beautiful landscapes. If you or someone you know needs help with spring landscaping ideas, contact Valley LSP online or call 410.983.6261 for more information.