Seasonal Landscape Maintenance

Landscaping. The word evokes a great many feelings and emotions to all of us. It could mean planting vegetables and gardening with your mom, or maybe it means mowing the lawn and mulching the beds with your dad.

Landscape maintenance is an ongoing process that has important steps in each of the four seasons. It’s what we think of when we remember days in the yard as a kid. These steps must be performed at the correct time of year to promote healthy plant growth and to ensure your home looks its absolute best all year long!

We understand that you are busy and may not have the time to keep your property looking as beautiful as you’d wish. As one of the leading landscaping companies in Cincinnati we can help, and we have the equipment and properly trained personnel who specialize in keeping your home looking great.

Seasonal Landscape Maintenance

Landscaping. The word evokes a great many feelings and emotions to all of us. It could mean planting vegetables and gardening with your mom, or maybe it means mowing the lawn and mulching the beds with your dad.

Landscape maintenance is an ongoing process that has important steps in each of the four seasons. It’s what we think of when we remember days in the yard as a kid. These steps must be performed at the correct time of year to promote healthy plant growth and to ensure your home looks its absolute best all year long!

We understand that you are busy and may not have the time to keep your property looking as beautiful as you’d wish. As one of the leading landscaping companies in Cincinnati we can help, and we have the equipment and properly trained personnel who specialize in keeping your home looking great.

Spring

The snow has melted, temperatures are beginning to rise, and the first waves of color begin to emerge after the long, cold winter. As the first daffodils, iris, and tulip bulbs begin showing their resilience and vibrancy we are reminded of what spring is all about. The rising temperatures also signify an increase in the amount of work needed in your landscaping. Eddington Landscaping is here to help with the “heavy lifting” needed to bring your landscape back to its pre-winter glory.

Shrub Trimming and Perennial Pruning

The basis of a great landscape is shaping the shrubs, pruning your roses and removing any dead spots caused by cold winter temperatures. Perennials and ornamental grasses that were not cut back in the spring should be pruned.

Bed Edging

Re-defining the edge of your landscaped beds not only looks great, it also functions as a physical barrier, keeping turfgrass and weeds from crossing into your landscaped beds.

Clean-Up & Weeding

Leaves, sticks, debris or garbage, and any weeds beginning to grow should be removed from landscaped beds prior to mulching. These crucial steps ensure that newly laid mulch is able to be evenly applied.

Mulch and Pre-Emergent

Fresh mulch should be applied to all landscaped beds to help suppress weed growth, retain moisture and help improve your properties overall appearance. A pre-emergent application will help reduce weeding as the year progresses.

Irrigation Start-Up

Irrigation systems should be turned on and a functions check should be performed. This is crucial to ensuring that there is no damage to the system and the proper amount of water will reach all parts of your lawn and landscape.

“Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s Party’.”

– Robin Williams

Summer

As you revel in the scents of fresh barbequed meats, vegetables and perhaps the occasional pineapple with friends and family take a step back. Listen to the bark of the neighborhood dogs as they chase squirrels, the happy shrieks as children play tag, and the ever so relaxing sound of songbirds as they flit about. As you may well know, these experiences are not free. There are many hours of work required to keep your landscaping and yard ready to go for that last-minute party or barbeque that brings us all so much joy. Eddington Landscaping is excited to help you keep your home looking its absolute best.

Shrub Trimming

Shrubs that were purposefully not trimmed in spring or have grown quickly and are beginning to look unkempt should be trimmed to help maintain a manicured look.

Clean-Up and Weeding

Any leaves, sticks and other debris that have appeared due to spring rain storms should be removed from landscaped beds. Not only does this help maintain a clean look, it also reduces the potential workload in the fall.

Summer Annuals Installation

Early summer, before temperatures get to hot, is one of the best times to plant annuals. Adding annuals at this time ensures that you will have continuous color in your landscape between perennial blooming cycles.

Irrigation Functions Check

As temperatures begin to rise, a functions check performed to ensure the system is still working correctly and watering times should be updated to ensure your lawn and landscaping is getting enough water.

There is no real need for decorations when throwing a barbecue party – let the summer garden, in all its vibrant and luscious splendor, speak for itself.”

– Pippa Middleton

Fall

With the arrival of newly-crisp evening air, the backyard continues to be a place of joy and conversation. Lawn chairs arranged around a fire pit provide us with hot chocolate, smore’s, and maybe even the warming notes of a strumming guitar. These can be some of the best experiences of the year. Fall also means there is work to do preparing your lawn and landscape for the coming freezing temperatures. Let Eddington Landscaping take the burden off your shoulders, allowing you to spend those ever-precious moments outside that are needed by all of us.

Shrub Trimming

As temperatures drop roses should be cut back and shrubs should be trimmed. This is not only for aesthetics, but also a functional step to help prevent damage caused by ice and snow that can build up during the winter months.

Clean-Up and Weeding

Any leaves, sticks and other debris that have appeared due to summer thunderstorms should be removed from landscaped beds. Not only does this help maintain a clean look, it also reduces the potential workload in the fall.

Fall Annuals Installation

As temperatures fall perennials should stop blooming. Planting flowering kale, cabbages, and garden mums in your landscape, or even in pots and urns, is one of the best ways to keep color in your landscape as the seasons change.

Leaf Removal

Leaves should not be left on lawn areas over winter months. Leaf clean-up helps prevent disease, fungal infections and mold from taking over your lawn. Removing leaves from walkways helps prevent a fall due to wet, slippery leaves.

Irrigation Shut Down

As temperatures begin to begin getting down into the 30’s it’s extremely important to have your irrigation system winterized. Winterizing helps get water out of irrigation lines, potentially preventing costly repairs in the spring time.

“Autumn is a second spring, when every leaf is a flower.”

– John Burrows

Winter

Winter is one of the most beautiful times of year. Sparkling icicles, brilliant powdery snow and seasonal lighting help accent the winter wonderland that we so often forget about during the rest of the year. As the cold temperatures become a reality for daily life, we often find that our desire to work outside decreases. But there are still important steps to take to ensure that next spring is as amazing as you remember the last. Eddington Landscaping can be a valuable resource to helping you understand and accomplish those goals- lightening your load and allowing you to slow down to observe the natural beauty all around us.

Tree Pruning

Winter is a great time to prune trees, both ornamental and large trees, since the entire branch structure is clearly visible. Pruning damaged branches, crossing branches and branches overhanging buildings can prevent future problems.

Holiday Lighting

Holiday lighting is one of the most time sensitive projects undertaken in early winter. Having a plan in place well before the actual installation date and that meets all of your needs is one step in a successful holiday season.

Mulch

A two inch layer of fresh mulch around trees and shrubs adds an extra layer of protection during winter months by retaining moisture and helping to regulate temperature changes in the soil around roots.

Snow and Ice Management

The build-up of snow and ice on paved surfaces can result in the potential for dangerous slip and fall accidents. A professional plan to mitigate these losses can be invaluable in preventing injury.

“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness?”

– John Steinbeck

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