3 Ways to Upgrade Your Maine Landscaping for Summer 2021

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We’ve all been staying home a lot over the past year, so it’s the perfect time to transform your yard into the one you’ve always dreamed of. Upgrade your lawn to help make this summer the best one yet.

From pruning to materials delivery to fertilizing, here are 3 ways to get your Maine yard in shape for summer 2021.

1. Pruning

You already know that pruning plants and trees in your yard ensures they look tidy and keep their shape. But that’s not all pruning does.

In the summer, pruning shrubs and trees can help encourage new growth, prevent disease, and increase flower or fruit production (for those plants that produce fruit).

Here are some Maine summer pruning tips:

  • Certain types of flowering shrubs and plants need to be pruned in summer so flower buds aren’t removed in winter.
  • Prune back spring blooms just after they blossom to prepare for the next season (and to remove any dead flowers).
  • Prune shrubs in summer to maintain beautiful walls of greenery, as this is the time they’re growing more than ever.
  • Remove dead, damaged, or diseased limbs and stems as soon as you see them.

2. Lay new material and clean up beds

With snow finally melted and mud season out the way, spring into summer is the perfect time to clean up all those flower beds and mulch wherever necessary.

But mulching isn’t the only material to consider. A long, harsh Maine winter may have been hard on plenty of other areas in your landscaping. Here are some more ideas for materials your lawn and garden may need some refreshing:

  • Compost
  • Grass seed
  • Loam
  • Playground wood chips
  • Sand
  • Stone

Better yet, if you’re located in York or Cumberland Counties in Maine, get your lawn and landscaping materials delivered without having to go anywhere!

3. Fertilizing

Fertilizing your Maine lawn has a number of great benefits for maintaining beautiful, lush, green grass. First, fertilizing ensures crabgrass and other weed control, because no one wants dandelions taking over the yard.

Fertilizing also helps stimulate root and shoot growth, which ultimately increases lawn density and improves drought tolerance. Then, when coupled with bug control, you decrease the chances of all the surface feeding insects that like to snack on your lawn and flower beds.

Proactively fertilizing your lawn will mean having a luxurious place to enjoy all summer long.

Try these three tips to upgrade your Maine lawn late this spring and into early summer and you’ll want to keep spending some more time at home!

For help in the greater Buxton, Maine area with your landscaping needs, contact us at Prime Cut Landscaping & Lawn Care today!

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