It’s official – spring has arrived in New Jersey and it’ll soon be time for daffodils and crocus, koi ponds and lawn mowers! As we step into another season of beauty, why not catch up on some pond and landscape tips that can help you enjoy it even more?
Get the scoop on maintenance and care, find out which spring blooms will delight your senses, and get tips for keeping your your yard looking great.
Today we’re sharing six resources that will help you enjoy your outdoor space now and through the seasons to come.
1. Spring Flowers For Gorgeous Gardens. 5 Favorites For Every Landscape
With budding leaves and blooming flowers, spring brings joy everywhere from gardens to roadsides. There is no shortage of colors and greenery, but when it comes to the best of the best, a few stand out.
In this post we share five more great resources – each one devoted to a particular springtime plant, tree or shrub that has something wonderful and unique to offer. Find out why these blooms are so great and see if any appeal to you.
2. How To Feed Your Pond Fish In Spring
If you’re eager to see your koi again after a log winter hiatus, you’re not alone! Spring is an exciting season for pond owners, as plants begin to bloom and critters come back out to play.
Before you dive into another aquatic season, brush up on your koi care knowledge. Proper feeding not only keeps fish healthy, but will keep your water cleaner and clearer, too. Find out how – and when – to feed fish as they emerge for the season.
3. Spring Landscape Maintenance Tips For Any Size Yard
Spring can be a fickle season. From balmy days to cold snaps, rains, and flooding, it’s hard to know what to expect. That can make it hard to know how to care for your landscape. Should you plant those flowers? Clean up the fallen branches before the next storm knocks more down? Or wait it out until summer?
You may not be able to predict it, but you can certainly do something to make it more beautiful. We’ve shared some tips for getting your landscape in shape for the season, no matter what Mother Nature throws at you.
4. Spring Pond Maintenance & Cleanup For A Gorgeous, Healthy Season
A little bit of springtime TLC will help you get your pond up and running without a hitch. If you’re a DIYer, you’ll need to know what steps to take to get there. And even if you’re not, it helps to understand the care that goes into keeping your pond healthy so that you can work with your pond professional to keep it clean and healthy all season.
Here we share the main tasks that go into cleaning out your pond in spring. From plants and fish to pumps and filters, find out how to get started opening your pond for the season.
5. How To Clean Out Your Pond In Spring And Prepare It For A Great Season
Can’t get enough pond info? We’ve got you covered. For the die-hard DIYers, find out more about the tools you’ll need to prepare your pond and how to clean it out for spring so you can look forward to future seasons of enjoyment.
6. How To Attract (The Right) Bugs To Your Garden For A Thriving Landscape
Most people spend more time trying to get rid of bugs than inviting them to stay. And when it comes to avoiding mosquito bites, we get it! But if you want a beautiful, healthy, thriving garden, you’ll need to compromise with those little buggers and let some of them hang out. Turns out the existence of your gardens depends on them.
These are a few insects that you want in your garden, whether you love them or not. They all have something important to contribute, and are part of a balanced – and beautiful – ecosystem.
7. Want A Thriving Landscape? Respect Your Pollinators.
You wake up and the first thing you do is reach for a cup of coffee. You sit down to lunch and enjoy a juicy, fresh peach or a bite of dark chocolate. Your senses fill with the scent of silken rose petals, and you’re grateful for the beauty of the world that surrounds you.
Turns out that world wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for pollinators. Everything from birds and bees to wasps and bats are responsible for making your garden grow. As we enjoy the fruits of this new season, take a moment to learn about these vital creatures, and how you can help them do their job.
8. Lawn Vs. Naturalistic Landscaping: Is That Big Yard Really Worth It?
Bonus post! You don’t have to wait until spring to think about your lawn, but it’s an ideal time since it’s likely to start growing and needing care.
The question is: how much time do you want to invest in it? Laws can be pretty high maintenance, and not always reliably beautiful. You’ve seen what happens during a summer drought, right?
In this post we talk about why lawns are so popular, when you might want one, and offer an alternative to that temperamental, demanding green stuff. Before you pull out the lawn mower and settle into another season of yard work, read this!
Spring is in the air, and that means it’s time to enjoy all the the outdoors has to offer. Whether blooms and birds, butterflies and bees, the scent of lavender or the sight of a frog peeking out from a water garden, we’d love to bring the joy of the season to you. Contact us for a consultation and let’s talk about how we can design your best outdoor life right now.