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Preparing for Spring

Premiere Landscape & Maintenance is a locally owned and operated landscaping Boone NC service that wants to help you with tips and tricks to prepare your outdoor space for spring landscaping Boone NC. Here we will list a few things to get you started preparing for Spring landscaping Boone NC. This time of the year is a great time to get started on hardscape projects, such as retaining walls Boone NC, excavation of other areas on your property, building a deck, or patio Boone NC, and putting in property drainage system Boone NC pipes. We’d love to help you with Boone NC landscaping projects.

If you would like to set up regular yard maintenance Boone NC, and mulch Boone NC services, we would be happy to speak with you. Call us at  336-877-7990.

Start Planning Early

First, you should decide what you’ll need to prep for this upcoming warm season. You should start thinking about how you’d like to use your outdoor spaces, or begin planning for a garden, well in advance of spring. Usually after the holidays most folks have a nice lull in their schedules where they can plan for the upcoming warm season.

Start Your Garden Seeds

Sometime in mid-late winter you’ll want to begin starting your seeds, if you are going to transplant and grow from seedlings. You can buy seed kits from local hardware stores, or you can simple build your own out of corrugated cardboard, and a plastic covering. You only need very rich potting soil really in order to begin growing plants from seeds. Make sure to label the seeds you plant, so that you know what you are transplanting to your garden.

Know your Zone

If you are unsure of what Cold Hardiness Zone you live in, we can help you. Geographically, our region falls in Zone 6, however there is some variance depending on your elevation and geographic features nearby. Zone 6 has two subtypes, A, and B depending on how cold it gets. Type 6A gets a bit colder than B. Don’t plan to plant or transplant plants that are best suited for other zones. In our area these include, any plants that thrive in dry environments (it’s pretty wet up here!), and plants that have a woolly, or gray colored foliage typically tend to not do so well, however there are exceptions to this rule. These tend to get too much rain in our area and rot from the inside out.

Think about the wildlife

If you live in a heavily forested area, or a place with dense trees, you might think about planting plants that are resistant to the wildlife in the area, or that compliment them. For instance, scientists have been warning that the honey bee (among others) have been on an intense decline. Homeowners are choosing to plant plants that are favorable to bees and pollinators so that their population has a chance of bouncing back. Other animals to consider are deer, and gophers/groundhogs.