Boulder, Colorado since 1996
Professional Landscape Services, Design-Build, Garden Maintenance, Irrigation
~Chris & Nan S.
~Chris & Nan S.
Spring Clean: Reboot the garden for a new year. Remove debris, dead leaves, and twigs and do minor pruning to prepare the garden for oncoming growth spurt.
Annual Plantings: Create colorful and long lasting impacts in your perennial borders and surround the home with well-placed garden containers to extend the season.
Weed Control: Weeds suck up the water and fertilizer meant for other plants, they block out sunlight when they get too big, and their roots can choke and kill the roots of your intentional garden. Keeping your garden weeded is just as important as keeping it fed and watered.
Prune: Pruning is an essential gardening skill. When you prune correctly, you encourage healthy growth and flowering (in the case of flowering plants), as well as good looks. For most shrubs and trees, it helps to prune at the right time. Some are best pruned in winter; some in early spring & some right after flowering.
Dead Head: Deadheading refreshes a plant's appearance, controls seed dispersal, and redirects a plant's energy from seed production to root and vegetative growth. It also prolongs the bloom period or encourages a second flush of blooms on some perennials.
Cut & Divide: This is a cost-efficient way to increase your collection of perennials; it also promotes vigor & health by stimulating new growth both below and above ground.
Fertilization: Plants need to be fertilized because most soil does not provide the essential nutrients required for optimum growth or the plants cannot access it. Even if you are lucky enough to start with great soil, as your plants grow, they absorb nutrients and leave the soil less fertile. Also, roots, leaves and flowers require different levels of nutrients so you can specifically support your plants’ needs.
Amend Soil: Helps to replace windswept top soils and naturally fertilizes the garden. Amendments are soil mixes made of top soil mixed with mulches, compost and other organics.
Organic or Conventional Herbicide Application: Let’s face it, it can be near impossible to stay on top of weed growth or manage invasive varieties such as bindweed or thistle. Herbicide is an effective treatment to augment manual methods of weed control.
Mulch Replenishment: Top dressing or fluffing of existing mulch. Mulch, plain and simple, makes a garden look clean and tidy. But more importantly, it helps to improve the growing conditions for plants. Layers of mulch improve soil texture, suppress weeds, and conserve water.
Bulbs: Fall is the time to plant bulbs for the spring. Think big. Large displays of early spring color make bold impacts on the landscape and are a joy to see.
Fall Clean: Don’t let blight or diseased foliage linger in the form of fallen infected leaves. We remove large masses of leaves but allow some to remain for natural mulch. We leave free standing bird food such as black-eyed susans, coneflowers, sunflowers & berries. Some debris is left in the form of stalks, bark, & twigs for overwintering beneficial insects.
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