We’ve made it mid-January, and hence the middle of winter, but it’s never too early to start thinking about your spring plants! Why not start planning what plants and tools to dig out of your inventory or purchase for the spring season now? Before you know it, the weather will get warmer, and your landscape will begin to revive. You’ll need to determine what plants to install to make your landscape beautiful, and consider the tools that you’ll require for maintaining your property. Check out our recommendations below.
Plants You Should Consider Buying
While many plants will be dormant during winter, you can still prepare for the spring season right now by purchasing the plants you’ll want to install. Here are some of the suggestions we have for plants that you could add to your landscape.
- Cardinal Flower: These flowers are great for bringing lively and vivid color to your landscape. They prefer areas with plenty of moisture and at least partial amounts of sunlight.
- Christmas Fern: This plant is one that can be grown easily. It’s best used in gardens that have acidic soil, and it prefers to stay in the shade. This is a great plant choice for homeowners looking for plants that don’t require much maintenance.
- Black-Eyed Susans: This is Maryland’s state flower, and it’s not only captivating but also another plant that can be grown easily. It is drought resistant, and performs well even when the soil isn’t in the best condition.
Tools Needed for Landscaping
While some landscaping tasks should only be handled by professionals, you can manage other tasks yourself with the right tools. Three tools we highly suggest that you add to your shed or garden tool organizer include:
- Pruners: These one-handed, two-bladed devices are crucial for trimming, even cutting, deliciate flowers, thicker branches, or even shaping smaller trees and shrubbery around your yard. With these tools, you can keep everything neat and tidy without causing damage to your greenery. Limb cutters and scissors should be avoided because of the potential damage they can cause, which is why pruners are the preferred option.
- Edger: An edger is a tool that homeowners can use to keep lawns and flower beds beautiful and well kept, avoiding overgrown edges that would otherwise stretch to the pathways. By using an edger, you can keep overgrowth from ever being an issue with your lawn or landscaping outdoor spaces.
- Shovel: Shovels are a staple for any landscape. They come in all sizes and are designed with specific needs in mind. From hand shovels to digging or trenching shovels, they are incredibly versatile, helping with tasks ranging from weed removal, planting of flowers and trees to moving soil.
Questions? Lehnhoff’s Supply is Here to Help
If you still have more questions about how to best prepare your landscape or garden for fall and winter, the trained professionals at Lehnhoff’s Supply are here to help you.
Find us at 2708 Belair Road, Fallston, MD 21047, and give us a call at 410-510-7646. For tips, tricks, and to see what we have been up to, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!
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