Curb appeal is an important factor for buying, selling or just keeping you home well cared for and looking nice. Your garden and/or general vegetation is an important factor in your home or property’s curb appeal. Things have started to warm up in Texas. We are at the perfect moment to regain our lands and gardens, and prep them for a beautiful and fruitful Spring season.
Here are three steps to prep your different areas of vegetation. Consider getting these done while the weather is still cool enough to work without a serious sweat. These things will have big pay offs later and continually as your garden grows.
Clean-up and clear-out.
Now we are pretty much passed fall and winter and you may find some left-overs from those seasons, dead leaves and branches, etc. Those dead plants can hinder growth in areas of your yard and garden, especially if they block out sunlight or hinder water flow.
You may also have trees or shrubbery that need a trim. This is a really good time to do that. The trees are still pretty bear. It is easier to see and cut the unwanted excess.
If the seasons have caused wear and tear on areas of your garden, fences, walls, etc. you should repair those before you plant. This way you won’t damage mature plants, trying to repair after they have already begun to grow. You can also install new boundaries, raised beds, etc. to shape and mold your garden even more.
Look into the type of nutrients and fertilizers that are best for your desired flowers, vegetables and other plants. Prepare the soil now before you plant, or before your plants begin to grow back. You should also remove early weeds, and put out your mulch to make your garden easier to maintain later.
A little now can save you a lot later.
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