Now that May is underway, it is time to check in to see what needs to be done for your landscape to get it prepared for summer. A lot of the items from last month will carry over into this month as well but below are some landscaping tips for your Rochester landscape.
Rochester Landscaping Tips for Spring
It’s time to start planting your vegetable and flower gardens around your home. Once the frost-free dates have passed you are free and clear to start planting all your annuals and other delicate flowers. Remember to water everything, especially any plants that were recently transplanted.
Pinch off the first set of blossoms of your blooming flowers. Believe it or not, this will encourage better rooting and blooms on annuals later in the season. In addition, it will also encourage growth from inner stems and allow the flower to fill out more fully throughout the year.
Make sure that you are keeping a watering schedule to ensure that plants are getting the water they need throughout the season. In addition to watering, start to apply fertilizers to your landscape, both your lawn and plantings. Applying a fresh coat of mulch to your landscape will help hold in moisture. Consider adding 1-2 inches of fresh mulch this spring and it will last you through the summer.
Now is the time to start maintaining your lawn to keep the weeds out before they start to spread. Carefully follow label instructions to apply broad leaf weed control before weeds start to produce flowers and seed. Prevent pests and various fungus from attacking your plants, shrubs, and tress by applying sprays now.
The cold is finally on it’s way out! Enjoy the warmth and enjoy your landscape by bringing out its natural beauty. If you are interested in adding on or creating a new landscape, give us a call at 585 872 2790 or contact Gary directly at [email protected].