Spring is a great time to plant! March is just around the corner so it’s spring planting season. It’s the perfect time to refresh landscaping with new plants, trees, and shrubs. With cooler temps and more precipitation than the summer months, new plants have the chance to develop established root systems before the start of hot, dry summer months. You will also have new plants to enjoy during the time you spend outside during the long days on summer!
It’s Spring Planting Season in Dripping Springs and Bee Cave Texas!
Keep reading to learn how to transform your yard this spring.
Spring Planting Rejuvenates Existing Landscaping
There are many things to consider before making changes to your garden or landscaping. Following the easy steps below will help you assess what you can and need to change for the coming year.
Make a Map – Draw a detailed map of your yard. Add all your existing plants, trees, shrubs. It’s also a good idea to make note of sun exposure since plants have different light requirements.
Plant Performance – Consider how each plant did in its current place. Do you need to move plants, divide any crowded perennials, or fill in some empty spots? Take note of all those items on your map.
Research – Before you go to a nursery to purchase plants you should do some research. What plants do well in your climate zone? What is the light level where you want to add plants? Make note of spacing requirements for each plant so you know how many you need to purchase.
Sustainable Choices: Native and Drought Resistant Plants
You should consider adding native and drought resistant plants when creating your spring planting season list. Native plants are good options to add to your garden and landscaping because they are naturally adapted to the soil types, precipitation levels, and temperatures of your area. Other benefits of native plants include:
Less Maintenance – Native plants require less ongoing maintenance once established. They adapt to the growing conditions in the Dripping Springs TX, Bee Cave TX, and surrounding areas.
Less Watering – Once established native plants typically require less watering than non-native species.
Supports Pollinators – Native plants can provide breeding habitat and ample food sources for bees and butterflies. Choosing native plants that support pollinators is good for all the other plants in your landscape or garden because they will pollinate all your other plants too.
Pollinators are an important part of the ecosystem. Make sure all the plants you choose help pollinators by not purchasing plants sprayed with neonicotinoids. Neonicotinoids affect insects like bees and butterflies and their use is scientifically linked to the decline in the bee population. Read labels before you purchase plants, and don’t purchase any that are treated with neonicotinoids. The bees will thank you.
Finalize Your Plan
After you follow the steps above it’s time to create your plan. Schedule your landscape consultation with us and we’ll help you convert your dream plan into reality! We love helping our clients make their ideas come to life in their yard.
Blazek Landscapes has been serving the Austin area for 15 years. As your local experts, we can transform your yard into the landscape of your dreams! We are a full-service landscaping company. Our landscaping services include general landscaping, pergolas, pavilions, xeriscapes, and poolscapes. We can do it all!
Spring is the best time of year to update our landscaping! Let’s work together and take advantage of the spring temperatures to rejuvenate your plantings and to start new garden areas. Or let’s finally tackle the large landscaping plans that you’ve put on hold. Schedule your consultation today before it’s too late!
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