It’s May – Prepare Your Property for Summer

 In Lawn Care, Lawn Treatment & Fertilization, Maintenance, Plantings & Pruning, Residential

We have been enjoying the first signs of spring with bright daffodils and tulips everywhere. As the warmer weather starts to set in, continue planting more blooming flowers around your property and vegetables in the garden. Also, this month is perfect to concentrate on make your lawn healthier, so it will be ready as you spend more time outdoors. Lastly, there is still time to consider a fire pit or outdoor fireplace to enhance an outdoor space.

Tips to Maintain a Healthy Lawn

Tackle weeds 
This is the time when it feels like the weeds are taking over the lawn and they are more abundant than the grass. The best way to get rid of them is manual removal or using a chemical or organic herbicide.

To keep your lawn looking great, mow it once a week during the growing season. You can also hold off mowing to encourage a hearty source of nectar and pollen for pollinators. It’s a great way to keep the bees busy and and then start to mow again in June.

It’s also a good month to plant grass seed, especially if there are some bare patches. This is a common problem that happens when the grass has worn away, it was recently raked or from a bad outbreak of weeds.

Blooming Flowers to Plant Now

As early blooming flowers have faded, check out these options to fill the lull and keep your property looking beautiful in late spring and into summer. To prevent this, make sure you plant a few late spring flowers to transition your garden into the summer season. Here are 11 of the best flowers that bloom in May and beyond.

  • Allium
  • Brunnera
  • Geranium
  • Hellebores
  • Lilac
  • Primrose

This is the perfect time to refresh Container Plantings! Reach out to learn more.

Update Your Property

Why not add a walkway fireplace or fire pit to an outdoor space. Our experienced team can meet with you to discuss your needs, timing and budget, so you will be ready for summer.

We are ready to handle all your landscape and property needs – 203.622.6070. Contact us today!