|Prune for structure before bud breaks.
Some quick Thursday landscape and garden tips without too much fluff.
1) Prune - late winter to early spring is pruning time. Before the spring season truly wakes up, this is the time to inspect all your trees and shrubs for damaged or diseased branches and structural problems (i.e., crossed, rubbing branches and damaged or split crotches from heavy snow loads). Without foliage, trees and shrubs are very easy to evaluate. And remember to use clean, sharpened tools to avoid spreading diseases.
2) Aerate, thatch and fertilize the greens. Yes, for all the lawn lovers, this is the season. And remember all the water tips we preach. Just in case you missed this earlier post, here are some more 'early bird' spring tips.
3)If you are furnishing an outdoor area with the popular fire pit or maybe just redesigning a grilling space, remember to consider the prevailing winds. It's just that thing that can smoke up later so consider these thoughts in your overall design scheme.
4) Cents versus Sense. While cost efficiency should always be achieved in any design project you undertake, weigh out all your options and, in some cases, the best decisions can cost a few more cents in the beginning but save you in the long run. Doing it twice is expensive.
That's it for a quick snippet Thursday. Daily writing has taken a back seat these days but it doesn't mean you can't send your thoughts, questions or just chime in when you need. Enjoy the beautiful spring weather and get cooking on these landscape and garden tips.
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