Tips To Plan And Maintain Your Yard For Seasonal Brilliance

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Your yard's landscaping is going to contribute to the look and condition of your yard, the value of your property, and also to the comfort of your home with heating and cooling through the year. For this reason, it is important that you put some effort into planning and the regular maintenance for your property landscaping and its value protection. The following recommendations can help you keep your yard in good maintenance with the proper care.

Plan For an All-Year Appearance

When you plan for the vegetation in your yard, it is a good idea to plan for different plants that will have a variety of seasonal color, shade, and fruit production. If you have flowers that only bloom during the summer, your yard will look boring during the spring and fall. Look to plant shrubbery and plants that flower in the fall, such as Camellias, Toad Lilies, and Russian Sage. For spring blooms, look to plant a variety of bulbs, such as daffodils, tulips, crocus, and hyacinth.

There are also a variety of plants that will give your yard a lot of different colors as their leaves turn colors. Virginia creeper is a vine plant that will give your yard some brilliant red and orange colors in fall. Virginia sweetspire will provide bright red leaves in the fall after a summer season of white flowers. Gold Mound spirea is a shrub that has flowers in the summer then turns a golden color in the fall.

Arrange For Seasonal Care 

Your seasonal yard is going to also require year-round care with the right clean-up and vegetation protection no matter the season. Once you have taken the time to add in the right vegetation and plants, make sure you follow up with some regular care to make sure they last through the entire year. For example, if you plant a tree in your yard that requires protection against the winter temperatures, be sure to wrap it with a frost blanket and set up warming lights, or make sure you apply a layer of leaf mulch covered with a landscaping blanket, especially over the base and roots of the tree.

In the spring, make sure you trim back dead vegetation from last year's growth, including on flowers and shrubbery. Trim the extra growth on any rose bushes to make sure they remain a medium height and to help promote blooms. If you have fruit trees, trim back extra shoots from last year's growth to make room for the blossoms and fruit production. 

During summer, clean up the fallen pine needles from around pine trees and other evergreens, including pine cones that the tree can drop throughout the year. Doing these tasks and clean-up will keep your yard looking maintained and cleaned up with neat edges and more uniform-looking vegetation.

For more information, contact a landscape design professional.