One of the most delightful, attractive, and satisfying ways to enhance your home’s curb appeal and create a beautiful yard that makes you happy to be outside is to create a well-crafted home garden. And with spring right around the corner—or maybe already here—it’s a perfect time to start considering what type of garden design appeals to you and begin planting so that you have the garden of your dreams all spring and summer long.
Here are four tips to help you create a lovely, eye-pleasing, relaxing garden for your Tulsa area home this spring.
1. Clear Your Yard
The winter months can leave your yard cluttered with dead leaves, fallen tree branches, dried up plants, and other debris. And with the occasional rains and warm days that occur during even the coldest of Tulsa winters, your yard may also have overgrown patches of clover and weeds to contend with as well. To prepare your landscaping for a garden you’ll love, take time to clear away the clutter, remove weeds, prune back plants, and straighten up the area where you intend to plant flowers and other greenery.
2. Prepare Your Soil
Tulsa’s winters are often low on snow and ice, meaning there isn’t always enough moisture to keep the soil in good condition. And the cold temperatures can draw all the moisture out of the air—which means your soil is probably dry and in need of some attention. Use compost, manure, or other soil treatments to improve your yard’s condition. Then allow the soil to rest and replenish itself for a few weeks before planting. This will help ensure that your garden will enjoy healthy growth.
3. Plan Your Garden Aesthetic
What style of garden do you prefer? Whether you want many forms of greenery, or several flowering plants, take into consideration how the plants you choose will look when you place them in the soil and let them grow. Take into account colors, height, how much the plants will spread, how they will smell, and any other details you can imagine enjoying. You may even want to use garden statues, seating areas, and other decorative details to accent your garden’s look and feel. And consider a layout that embraces curves rather than straight lines, which can make it both attractive and easier to tend.
4. Maintain Your Garden All Season Long
After investing time and energy into planting your garden, don’t let it die or become overgrown through neglect. Regularly examine your plants and prune off yellowed leaves. Water every 3 to 5 days or more often as needed. To help control the growth of weeds, add a layer of mulch atop the soil and around plant stems to keep unwanted plants from sprouting up.
The Tulsa Landscaping Experts at Proactive Landscaping Are Here to Help
You deserve a lawn and garden that look their very best, and springtime is a great time to enhance your Tulsa landscaping with creative, flowery flair. With their expert knowlege the professional team at Proactive Landscaping is ready to help you in planning and beautifying your lawn and garden. Contact us today at 918-808-8418 for more information and a free estimate.