February can be so cold and dreary that many people do not even think about landscaping their properties at this time of year. On the east coast especially, the weather can be so variable and at time unpredictable. Sooner than you realize, spring will be here and you’ll wonder where all your time went when you start prioritizing which landscaping tasks to complete first. Although it may be chilly outside, now is the best time to maintain your property and prepare it for spring so those first few warm weeks aren’t an endless to-do list.
Prep Your Lawn for Spring
Your grass stops germinating in the winter months, but that is no reason to neglect the foundation of the landscaping on your property. In February, preventative maintenance and early preparation can keep your lawn looking lush and green through the springtime. Snow and frost can cause blades of grass to become hard and brittle, which can allow them to be susceptible to tearing. On especially frigid days, take care to use sidewalks and pavement instead on walking on your lawn to prevent damage. Areas that are torn in the winter can still appear discolored and unhealthy when your lawn should look its best in warmer months. Toward the end of February, it’s a good idea to seed in places that are especially blemished to give them the boost they need to look fabulous come springtime.
Feed Your Imagination
Though February may seem like a bleak winter month, it is the perfect time to start dreaming up your ideal landscaping plan. No idea is too big or impossible when you have Rhine Landscaping on your side. The weather may not be ideal for planting new perennials or mulching your flower beds, but the possibilities for your yard are limited only by your own imagination. Consider trimming down the trees around your property to make way for new ones. Try something funky and colorful in the planters by your front door. Trim your shrubs and hedges into a different shape than you’re used to. Take a drive down the road and gain inspiration from your neighbors and friends.
Landscaping isn’t just limited to plants. Patios, fire pits, water features can add maturity and function to your outdoor space. Prepare for warmer weather by investing in solid, durable furniture that will withstand years of use instead of flimsy plastic or wicker pieces. In doing so, you are creating a place for your family to relax and enjoy the outdoors throughout the year.
Contact Rhine Landscaping and Make Your Outdoor Dreams a Reality.
Rhine Landscaping has been helping families create and maintain their yards for years, and we want you to be our next client. Call us at 410- 442-2445 and follow us on on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Houzz.