Here is a tip we use for almost every landscape garden we work on during our spring preparations. Many of our customers have Ingram Lawn & Garden maintain their landscapes in addition to lawn cutting service. Our spring time preparation procedures for landscape gardens include these tasks:
The one product (and garden tip) we always use before and after the final mulch is applied is Preen. Preen is a pre-emergent (weed preventer) and includes an active chemical called Teflon, which acts on weed seeds by creating a chemical barrier in the soil that does not allow the weeds through to the soil surface. There is even a organic variety of Preen available (ask us before using though). Preen is often applied as a granular product which we apply evenly, one ounce for every ten square feet. Once applied our customers gardens will have a minimal amount of weeds during the season which we need to remove. We also re-apply Preen in early summer and early fall. Each time we water the product in after the application. By not allowing weeds to grow within your landscape gardens nourishment is not being robbed (by weeds) from your landscape plants. One note, Preen prevents new weeds from growing so we try and remove the existing weeds during our landscape bed preparation.
There are many steps to properly prepare your gardens and lawn for the spring to give your lawn and landscape the best possible opportunity to look its healthiest during the growing season. Give the professionals at Ingram Lawn & Garden located in Ambler, Pa. a call so we can review your lawn and landscape needs. We provide weekly and seasonal lawn maintenance, lawn applications, lawn cutting, lawn mowing services, landscape design and landscape installations, mulch application, lawn applications, shrub and tree pruning, spring and fall cleanups, leaf removal, lawn aeration and over-seeding, grub application or just about anything else for your lawn and landscape. Our shop is located in Flourtown, Pa. and we service parts of Norristown and Worcester to Lansdale and North Wales over to Warminster, Horsham, and Huntington Valley, and back to Lafayette Hill, Ambler, Blue Bell, Ft. Washington and all towns in-between. We do quality professional work and all of our employees wear uniforms. Give Ingram Lawn & Garden a call or visit our web site at ingramlawncare.com.