If you need information on the best times of the year to do work around your property, or when to hire landscaping services (such as those from Budget Landscaping) for various tasks, check out this list of often recommended seasonal landscaping jobs.
Winter Weather Landscaping
Early in the year, check plants for damage from wind and ice, sleet or snow. Use ice melting materials carefully, to prevent damage to nearby landscaping. Prune plants while dormant, and start planning your spring calendar.
Early spring can be a great time to start preparing for any indoor germination for plants that will be transplanted outside later. Collect gardening tools and get everything ready to go when weather gets warmer. Sometimes roto-tilling can be done early in the spring as well. This can also be a great time for a first round of mulching.
In late spring, open up any composting installations to start the process of building organic material for gardens or other areas. Start planting flowers, grass and anything else that you want to cultivate throughout the season.
Throughout the summer, you'll be actively growing vegetables and herbs, maintaining flowerbeds and doing all of that active gardening and landscaping work that happens during the season. This involves taking care of pests and weeds, pruning off dead material from plants and trees, and looking for signs of disease in outdoor plants.
Late summer is a good time to do grub control and some other kinds of lawn maintenance, along with irrigation and some types of transplanting.
Plant autumn crops and start to provide winter cover for systems that will go dormant in the wintertime.
By landscaping on this calendar, you can optimize a lot of the work that you do to keep a property looking good long-term. It helps to think about how plants will thrive practically throughout the growing season and also throughout the times of the year when they are inactive or dormant. Contrast the needs of seasonal deciduous plants with those of year-round evergreens, which can provide a nice look during the winter. And keep your seasonal toolbox in good shape, rotating out the tools that you will use during each given season, and putting the others away securely so that they stay in good condition for next year. All of this can help you do more each year to spruce up landscaping designs and create attractive, healthy installations.