Spring has Sprung Early
Spring Garden Chores for Bergen County
and almost PERFECT Landscaping is “back in the saddle”. The “duke” (frank) spent the winter estimating and going over the equipment and getting new. Been busy but IT SURE IS nice to be out again interacting with the soil, getting dirty, and being one with mother nature.
So while you are out enjoying this weather take a look at your landscaping and lawn. There are necessary tasks to do this time of here and here are but a few.
Inspect birdhouses to make sure they’re firmly mounted. Clean their feeders, filling them with fresh seed once they dry. Give birdbaths a good scrubbing and refill with water. Last but not least, create a pile of ready-for-the-taking nesting materials to make life a little easier for our feathered friends.
Touch Up Mulch
This is the ideal time of year to inspect your mulch, particularly its depth. Chances are organic mulches, especially those made from shredded or chipped wood, have decomposed somewhat or have been washed away by heavy rains
Other Tasks to Complete
Clean gutters to prevent water from drowning plants below.
Cut back ornamental grasses to about 6 inches tall.
Cut back perennials almost to ground level.
Remove dead wood and suckers from trees and shrubs, both evergreen and deciduous.
Plant dormant trees and shrubs.
Move dormant plants.
Dig and divide emerging perennials.
Scrub clay pots.
Remove leaves from the bottom of ponds or other water features.
While some of these you can do yourself, or all for that matter if you have both the time and equipment and skills. If you need some help with spring clean up, give us a call at 201-389-6979.