Plants that are colorful and thriving will always be able to enhance the curb appeal of your property in Michigan. If you want to make sure your landscape plants stay in excellent condition throughout the year, there are three important things you need to do. The first thing you need to do is trim and prune them to keep them healthy and looking their best. You also need to make sure that they are well nourished by fertilizing them twice a year. What's more, you should keep an eye out for signs of diseases or insect infestations and if needed, treat them as soon as possible. By doing these three things, you will be able to keep your landscape beds healthy and beautiful!
Trim and prune your plants to keep them healthy and looking their best.
Your plants will grow throughout the year, and they will need to be trimmed periodically to cut back any overgrowth. By trimming any overgrown branches, you will be able to keep your landscape plants well-manicured and looking their best. You can trim your plants anytime they need it as the process doesn't affect the health of your plants!
Pruning is more focused on the overall health of your plants. This service involves removing weak and diseased parts of your plant so they cant spread to other parts. Pruning is usually done once a year but this can vary based on the type of plant and the time of year.
Fertilize your plants twice a year.
Fertilizer is applied to help make sure your plants are receiving all the essential nutrients they need to be able to grow to their full potential. Fertilizer has three key nutrients that give your plants the strength it needs to grow healthy and fight off lawn diseases and insect infestations. These essential nutrients are:
- Nitrogen - Nitrogen promotes healthy growth and helps your plants obtain their beautiful green color.
- Potassium - This nutrient encourages root development and helps your plants resist diseases and other stressful conditions.
- Phosphorus - Phosphorus helps your plants develop stronger roots.
You should fertilize your plants twice a year to ensure that they always have a sufficient supply of the nutrients that they need to thrive!
For the best results, use slow-release granular fertilizer to gradually supply nutrients to your plants over time.
Look out for diseases and insect infestations and treat them if necessary.
It is crucial to constantly monitor your plants for signs of diseases and insect infestations so you can treat them accordingly. If you notice that your plants have developed a disease or are infested with insects, you'll need to treat the issue right away to prevent too much damage from occurring. There are a variety of diseases and insects that can affect the health of your plants in the East Lansing, MI, area, including:
- Apple scab
- Cedar apple rust
- Powdery mildew
- Fire blight
- Beetle larvae
If you think your plants have fallen victim to a disease or insect infestation, you should reach out to a professional so they can treat the issue right away!
Do you want to keep your landscape plants looking beautiful and healthy throughout the year? Give us a call today!
At Outdoor Expressions Landscaping, we help make sure your landscape plants are in excellent condition throughout the year. Our trimming and pruning service will keep your plants looking beautiful, healthy, and well-manicured. We also provide a fertilization service to ensure your plants are receiving all the essential nutrients they need to grow. And if your plants have fallen victim to a disease or insect infestation, we can treat them through our disease and insect control service. We offer these services to commercial, residential, and HOA properties in East Lansing, Okemos, Haslett, MI, and surrounding areas. Call (517) 333-7999 to sign up for any of our services!