- Jun 6, 2014
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Survey your yard for tree limbs that should be removed or cabled. The ice storm had a big impact on GTA foliage so make sure damaged branches are removed by a certified arsonist since your municipality is only responsible for trees on public property. Many new homes have younger trees planted which were some of the most vulnerable in last year’s ice storm so be sure to inspect all your trees carefully. It’s also a good idea to cut down last year’s perennial foliage and toss it into a compost pile.
Gardening in your new home will be much more enjoyable with the right tools. If you already own a set from previous years, this is a great time to tune them up so that everything is ready when things start growing. Make note of what is missing, and order tools for the new growing season. Select new plants for the garden by ordering perennials, trees and shrubs for spring planting.
Having a vibrant front garden in your new home year after year requires healthy soil packed with nutrients so that your plants can get the most out of it. Applying balanced fertilizer (6-6-6 or 8-8-8), fish emulsion and other soil amendments helps new growth get off to a strong start. Spread high-acid fertilizer and pine-needle luch around acid loving shrubs like azaleas and camellias. Begin fertilizing your perennials once active growth resumes.
With increased daylight, you’ll have more time for gardening in the evenings allowing you to enjoy your weekends admiring your garden. Curb appeal is something all new home owners distinctly prioritize since it not only increases the value of your new home, but provides you with enjoyment by bringing your personal taste to the outside of your new home.