As 2021 proceeds with breakneck speed, folks across Delaware are trying to improve themselves and their homes for the new year. Whether you’ve got overgrown grass to wrangle, neglected trees to trim, or a patchy lawn to overseed, the experts at Paul’s Lawn Service are here to help. Residential landscape maintenance takes various forms, and there are many ways for homeowners to improve their property’s appearance. If you’ve resolved to take better care of your home’s exterior this year, these residential landscape maintenance tips are a great place to start!
Residential Landscape Maintenance Isn’t Just a Warm-Weather Pursuit
Many homeowners view the winter as a time to ease off of landscaping duties. While it’s true that plants typically grow more slowly and consume less water in colder weather, there are still plenty of things that need to be done to ensure a productive growing season come spring. Working with a residential landscape maintenance contractor year-round is an excellent way to boost your home’s curb appeal.
Approach Snow Removal Carefully
Being overzealous with snow removal can have a significant impact on your lawn; use salt and other deicers as directed to avoid overloading your plants with salts. Do not spread salt on grass or near trees and shrubs if at all possible. Salt dissolves, seeps into the soil, and can harm plant growth. Some homeowners flush their dirt with water on occasion to mitigate winter salt buildup, though this may not be necessary for your particular yard.
Protect Young Trees, Shrubs, and Other Plants
Salt isn’t the only thing that can harm your plants during winter; cold weather can be devastating to young, tender plants. Applying a layer of mulch around flowers, trees, and other sensitive plants can help trap heat and reduce temperature fluctuations in the soil. Trees may also need additional protection. A protective layer of wire mesh can discourage animals from gnawing or scratching at the bark, giving your trees a strong and healthy start for spring. Late-winter pruning is also a common practice.
Keep Your Yard Clear of Leaves and Other Debris
Finally, work with a residential landscape maintenance professional to keep leaves and debris in check. Piles of leaves can foster mold growth, diseases, and pests on your lawn, and twigs and other debris are, at the very least, unsightly.
Superior Landscaping Services from Paul’s Lawn Service
Paul’s Lawn Service has been offering high-quality lawn and landscape services to Sussex County, DE residents since 2003. We are small, local, and provide personalized service to each and every customer. We have unparalleled attention to detail and produce long-lasting results, both of which are reasons why we have been servicing so many of our customers’ landscapes for over a decade. We offer our comprehensive range of services to homeowners and business owners throughout Bethany Beach, Milton, Rehoboth Beach, and Millsboro. Give us a call today at 302-258-3887 or contact us online. Also, check us out on YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram.Posted: January 8, 2021