Landscaping can be a form of art. The landscape of someone’s yard needs to look nice, just the same as an art piece the landscape is the backdrop for the artist. Every landscaping project is unique and has its own elements of art. When to start this project will determine the success and look of the final product.
Landscaping in Spokane during the summer months can be difficult with the extreme heat and dry summers that often frequent the area. Lots of water is needed to keep lawns green and gardens alive, yet with the amount of sunny days, most anything will grow in the Spokane area.
The best time to start a landscaping project is either right before fall or right after winter has passed. Both of these periods of time will allow your gardens to get a head start on the coming heat and your lawn to get situated before the summer heat begins to bake it.
What type of landscaping projects can you start in the fall?
- Build a gazebo, paint your gazebo
- Edge your lawn, your sidewalk and your garden
- Fertilize your lawn
- Complete sprinkler system check
What type of landscaping projects can you start in the spring?
- Plant a few trees
- Plant a few shrubs
- Plant your garden
- Fertilize your lawn
- Edge your driveway, sidewalk and around your gardens
- Build a fence
- Paint your fence
- Pressure wash your driveway and sidewalks
- Add a sprinkler system
During the spring, more projects can be started and completed, but doing everything in the spring might cause you to burn out. That is why its important to get as much done in the fall so that when the next spring time comes around, you won’t have as many project to complete or start.
Landscaping in Spokane during the summer months makes it harder to complete a project and that is why starting or completing a project in the spring or fall is the ideal time. Maintaining your lawn is an ongoing effort and is something that you will need to continue during the hot summers. The only time you may not need to maintain your lawn is during the winter and that is mostly because grass doesn’t grow much during the cold and dark winter months. This is why its important to time your lawn mowing service with the end of summer. As soon as you notice your grass has stopped growing as fast as it was in the summer, have it trimmed one last time. The last trimming of your lawn will keep it in good shape for the winter. When the snow falls the grass will stop growing and you won’t have to have it mowed until the next spring time.