spring color

Spring is an exciting time for those who love colorful flowers, new growth and warmer weather, but getting your Texas landscape ready requires some planning and preparation to ensure success. Here are some tips to consider when preparing for spring color:

Clean ups, Cutbacks and Pruning
Start by removing any leaves, dead branches, and debris from your lawn and garden beds. This will help promote good air circulation and prevent disease. Next, cut back dead or damaged branches from trees, shrubs, and plants. Pruning will help stimulate new growth and promote healthy plants.

Soil Preparation and Mulch
Tilling your soil and testing to determine its pH level and nutrient content is always a good idea. Amending the soil with compost or other organic matter will improve soil health and fertility. Applying a layer of mulch to your garden beds can help retain moisture, suppress weed growth, and regulate soil temperature. This will also enhance the appearance of your garden beds.

spring color

Planning for plants and color
Select plants that are well-suited for our local Texas climate and soil conditions. Consider planting native plants, which are adapted to the local environment and require less maintenance. Choose annual flowers that bloom in spring and summer and that are hardy enough for our hot temperatures. Plan your irrigation carefully and consider the latest smart water technology.

By following these tips, you can create beautiful, healthy and colorful landscaped spaces that will thrive throughout spring and early summer. For help with your spring color, be sure to contact the experts at Terry’s Landscape!