Now is the time to get your yard ready for warm weather

Here are five ways to get started on lawn care and help rejuvenate your landscaping. Here are five ways to get started on lawn care and help rejuvenate your landscaping:

Clean the place up:

The Farmer’s Almanac suggests that once snow has melted away and grass begins to dry, pick up any limbs, twigs, leaves, dead grass or other kinds of debris that may have come about during the earlier months. This can include changing the oil and sharpening blades on your lawn mower and getting the weed-wacker ready.

Fertilize, fertilize, fertilize:

Some people may fertilize their lawn in the fall, which could leave no reason to repeat the process this month. However, suggests that warm-season grasses– Bermudagrass, centipedegrass, and zoysiagrass- should get a fresh dose of fertilizer to soak up much-needed nutrients when warmer weather allows.

Don’t forget the trees and shrubs:

As your lawn starts to look fresh again, the next step in a blossoming landscape is addressing some of the larger outdoor greens. Empire Landscaping can offer advice on preparing yards for spring, suggesting that early spring is the time to trim dead branches to bring new life to trees and shrubs. If the trees are too tall to reach, a professional service can be used. For shrubs that are flowering, it’s best to wait until flowers bloom so limbs that could produce flowers or fruit aren’t cut too early.

Bring on the mulch:

Sure, it can smell pretty bad at first, but the benefits of mulch can be reducing evaporation or keeping those pesky weeds down and give your landscaping a fresh look. Before you lay that first layer of mulch out, Weekend Gardner, a monthly web magazine, says before any mulch is applied, get rid of any weeds. Finer mulch should be laid about two to three inches around the base of plants and threes.

Check out the local expert:

For specific help and ideas, reach out to Empire Landscaping today at or call us 214-228-0904.