Maintaining a beautiful landscape in Central Oregon requires a year-round commitment, and with the changing seasons come different challenges and tasks. To help you stay on top of your seasonal maintenance, Yak Landscapes has created a comprehensive checklist for Central Oregon homeowners.
Spring is the time when your landscape comes back to life after the winter months. Here are some essential tasks to tackle during this season:
Prune trees and shrubs: Pruning encourages healthy growth and removes dead or damaged branches.
Clean up debris: Remove any fallen leaves, branches, or other debris from your lawn and garden beds.
Fertilize: Apply a slow-release fertilizer to your lawn and garden beds to provide the necessary nutrients for growth.
Inspect irrigation systems: Check for leaks or damage to your irrigation system and make any necessary repairs.
Summer is the time when your landscape is in full bloom. Here are some tasks to keep your landscape looking its best:
Water: Make sure your plants are receiving adequate water during the hot, dry summer months.
Weed: Remove any weeds from your garden beds to prevent them from competing with your plants for nutrients.
Mulch: Apply a fresh layer of mulch to your garden beds to help retain moisture and suppress weeds.
Prune: Continue to prune trees and shrubs as needed to maintain their shape and health.
Fall is the time when your landscape begins to wind down for the winter. Here are some tasks to prepare your landscape for the colder months:
Rake leaves: Remove fallen leaves from your lawn and garden beds to prevent them from smothering your plants.
Aerate: Aerate your lawn to allow for better air and water circulation.
Fertilize: Apply a winter fertilizer to your lawn and garden beds to provide the necessary nutrients for the colder months.
Clean gutters: Clean your gutters to prevent water from backing up and causing damage to your home.
Winter is the time when your landscape is dormant, but there are still some tasks to be done to prepare for the next growing season:
Winterize irrigation systems: Drain your irrigation system and disconnect hoses to prevent damage from freezing temperatures.
Prune trees and shrubs: Winter is an ideal time to prune trees and shrubs when they are dormant.
Plan for the next season: Use the winter months to plan any changes or improvements to your landscape for the next growing season.
By following this comprehensive seasonal maintenance checklist, you can maximize the beauty and health of your landscape throughout the year. If you need help with any of these tasks, contact Yak Landscapes for expert landscaping services. We serve Bend, Sisters, Prineville, Redmond, and the surrounding areas.