How to Transition your Yard from a Spring Garden to a Lush Summer Landscape

Summer is right around the corner and its time to start prepping your lawn for the warmer months! Summer is the perfect time to play with your landscape and let out your inner horticultural artist. You can include a combination of plants in your garden with different pops of color and texture.

The highest priority tasks that will ultimately transition your Spring landscape to a lush Summer landscape include watering, weeding, seeding, pruning and replenishing mulch and other hardscape.

Many assume that once the growing season starts, plants are on constant display. This is not typically the case because a lull can often occur in the late spring and early summer. This is because the plants that explode with growth early on begin to fade in the late spring, while the later season bloomers are still developing for their summer debut.

Here are some tips to seamlessly transition your lawn from Spring to Summer to keep your lawn looking great throughout the Summer months.

  • Feed your lawn
  • Aerate your lawn
  • Reseed bare patches
  • Prune shrubs and trees
  • Keep your lawn hydrated
  • Use mulch to keep plants growing
  • Rake your lawn and get rid of fallen debris
  • Mow the grass regularly (longer for the summer)
  • Fertilize your lawn according to what type of grass you have
  • Have a proper sprinkler system for your yard for consistent watering

There are many ways to make sure that your lawn looks great throughout the transition to summer months. Make sure you follow the summer lawn and landscaping tips above to maintain a healthy and attractive landscape this season. If you would like to maintain your landscape, but aren’t sure if you have the time, vision or expertise, then call in a professional. Mansell Landscape has designed and overseen hundreds of landscape transformations. If you are interested in landscape maintenance, contact us today or visit our website for more information.