Are you looking for ways to prepare your landscape bed plants for the upcoming summer season here in Indiana? If so, here are a few things you can do in the spring to get your plants ready for the warmer months. Trimming and pruning your plants is a great way to keep them healthy and beautifully manicured. Applying pre-emergent weed control in your landscape beds ensures that your plants won't have to compete with weeds for water and nutrients. Installing mulch provides multiple benefits for your plants, including soil temperature regulation and moisture retention.
Trimming and pruning your plants keeps them healthy and beautiful.
Trimming and pruning your plants is a great way to get them in beautiful shape before the summer. Summer is a time of accelerated growth for many types of plants; therefore, trimming off any overgrowth before the summer hits can encourage your plants to grow bigger and stronger. Trimming your plants will also shape them so they are looking their best while you and your loved ones are enjoying your landscape this summer. Pruning your plants is also important because it allows you to remove any dead or dying parts of your plants, which promotes healthy growth. Pruning also allows you to cut off any parts of your plants that are infected with any diseases. By removing the diseased part, you can strengthen your plants and further prepare them for the long, hot summer season ahead.
Pre-emergent weed control keeps your landscape beds free of pesky weeds.
Everybody knows that weeds tend to grow aggressively in the summertime. Those summer weeds aren't just unsightly; they can also steal sunlight, water, and vital nutrients away from your landscape bed plants. Your plants definitely need these things to thrive in the summer months, so you should apply pre-emergent weed control in your landscape beds this spring. Pre-emergent weed control treatments stop weeds at the source and prevent them from even having the chance to break through the surface of your landscape beds.
Mulch installation provides your plants with temperature regulation and moisture retention.
Installing mulch ground covers in your landscape beds can provide your plants with a variety of benefits that can be helpful in the coming summer. These benefits include:
- Soil temperature regulation: Summer temperatures here in Indiana can reach over 90 degrees Fahrenheit on occasion, which is well over the ideal temperature for plant growth. A mulch ground cover can help to keep your soil closer to the temperature range that encourages healthy growth in your plants.
- Soil moisture retention: Watering your landscape bed plants in the summer can be a pain. A mulch ground cover can actually help your landscape beds to stay moist for a longer period of time; that way, you won't have to water your plants as often and you won't have to worry about them drying out in the summer heat.
- Soil erosion control: Having mulch covering your landscape beds helps to prevent the soil from being displaced by wind or rain.
Mulch ground covers can help to suppress weed growth by suffocating weeds and blocking their access to sunlight.
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Preparing your landscape bed plants for the summer is an important part of keeping them healthy. Here at Grow Pros Lawn Care, LLC, we will help you prep your plants for the warmer weather with our landscape trimming and pruning, landscape bed weed control, and mulch installation services. Since 2012, we have offered these services to the homes and businesses in Elkhart, Granger, South Bend, and surrounding communities in Indiana. Give us a call at (574) 326-3526 today to sign up for these highly beneficial services!