For many landscapers January and February are allotted to lawn maintenance. The winter months are ideal for mulching, pruning woody plants, and cleaning up organic debris. Many homeowners forget, however, that January is also the ideal time to plan your spring landscape. Get a jump on a rich, green spring by designing and prepping your El Dorado Hills yard in winter.
Supplementing the Soil
It’s nearly impossible to find a yard with a balanced pH and no additional nutrients required. Rain, drought, and the area-specific conditions will affect what supplements your soil needs. Remove rocks and clumps from your yard and test the pH of the soil. If necessary, balance the acidity or basicity of your landscape. If the dirt has insufficient phosphorus or potassium, supplement the soil during the winter. Supplement nitrogen with a carefully chosen fertilizer in the spring.
Irrigating a Sacramento Landscape
The winter rains let Sacramento homeowners see exactly where water pools in the yard. Proper landscape irrigation is crucial to lawn health during both rain and drought. Make sure the slope of your yard is helping your yard stay healthy and hydrated instead of hindering the process and wasting water. If your grass has muddy or dry spots, talk to a landscaping expert about the best way to provide good irrigation to your lawn.
Choosing Spring Sod
Many El Dorado homeowners won’t starting thinking about installing sod until spring, but winter is the best time to plan your warm-weather lawn. Starting early lets you research your options, find the best turfgrass for your landscape, and guarantee a quick delivery of sod in industry’s busiest season. We recommend Dwarf Fescue Bluegrass for El Dorado Hills lawns.
To get started on your spring landscape, call Bell Sod and Hydroseed for information on preparing the soil and planning your sod installation.