The New Year is here and we bet you’re excited to have a fresh look for your beloved outdoor area. If you haven’t picked up a shovel or you don’t know where to start, we compiled items you must include in your landscape maintenance checklist.
Please note that the chores and tasks enumerated here are of general applications. If you need specific tasks and other more demanding improvements, it is recommended that you call on professionals like Urban Landscape Singapore.
- Fertilize and Aerate the Lawn
Did you know about the process of aeration or not? If not, here’s a quick guide of what aeration is for your landscape maintenance. Aeration utilizes a machine wherein it pulls out plugs from the soil. This procedure is done for oxygen to reach out grassroots for a nutritional boost. If you aren’t aware of how aeration is done, calling on a trusty landscape maintenance provider is a great place to start.
After you’ve finished aerating your soil, it’s time to fertilize them. Be careful, however, as you might get carried away from throwing in unsuitable fertilizers. If possible, stick with your usual and effective fertilizers to avoid damage.
- Put on a Fresh Layer of Mulch
Mulch is a practical and effective way of nourishing your soil and maintaining moisture. But, before you stack them on the ground, make sure to clean the area first and remove the faded mulch. Then, apply weed blockers (if you are using one) and spread fresh mulch on your soil.
- Pruning and Cutting Shrubs and Excess Tree Branches
Because the New Year is a season of fresh beginnings, you need to be wary of pruning shrubs and trees. Pruning is ideal for general maintenance but be careful of over-pruning. Over-pruning causes stress to your plants.
Pruning is done to easily lose dead leaves and identify dead branches for easy removal. At the same time, pruning is great to assure the plant’s optimal growth. It is recommended to prune and cut shrubs before plants go into full bloom.
- Tune Up Lawn Maintenance Equipment
During the time of idleness, it can be hard to start your equipment and tools and you may experience stuck-ups. But, this doesn’t mean that you should replace them with new ones.
The best course of action now is to tune all of your equipment and tools by changing oil, checking oil levels, and filling it, assess spark plug and filter.
Now that we’ve enumerated what you should include in your landscaping Singapore maintenance checklist, you’re on your way to having a fresh outdoor area just in time for the New Year.