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Time to fertilize your shrubs

Trees and shrubs can sometimes be forgotten when it comes to fertilizing the yard in the spring. Young trees especially those with a trunk diameter of less than six inches can greatly benefit from regular applications of fertilizer. When young trees soak up fertilizer they grow quicker, develop a dense canopy and will stay green longer into the fall. Furthermore tree roots can extend for a long distance and they will absorb nutrients when the area around them is fertilized. The best time to fertilize in Georgia is early spring! Most woody plants begin there new year’s growth with elements stored from the year before and an application of fertilizer in the spring gives an additional boost to this new growth.

Take a look at your trees and shrubs and ask yourself these questions:

– Do you have young trees or shrubs with a trunk less then 6 inches in diameter?

– How much growth do you see? Most young trees average about 12 to 18 inches of new growth each year while older trees have less.

– Is your tree or shrub growing less than expected?

– Has the color, size or amount of foliage changed?

– Has the tree or shrub recently had disease or insect problems?

If you answered yes to any of these questions you could greatly benefit from fertilization.

Call Complete Home Services today for all your fertilization needs, lawn care services, or any questions you might have about fertilizing in the spring.

VistaScapes is a Complete Home Services division providing Landscape Design, Installation, Maintenance, Fertilization, Sod Installation, Turf Seeding, Mulching, Lot Cleanup, Erosion Control and Retaining walls.  Serving Union County Georgia, Fannin County Georgia and Towns County Georgia. For your Home Maintenance needs visit our Complete Home Services website at www.CompleteHomeServicesUSA.com

Landscaping time!

Winter is almost over and it’s time to renew and rejuvenate and your yard is no exception. Here are some helpful ideas to make sure your yard is going to be picture perfect this spring:

Lawn care: Your yard might me looking kind of dead after the past few months but with a little work you can bring it back to life. If you can see any thatch (this looks like dead straw like grass) you will need to rake it out before you start any lawn care projects. The reason being is that any thing you add such as new seed or fertilizer will simply sit on the thatch and won’t be able to get down into the soil unless it is removed. Once it’s removed from your lawn you can add your fertilizer application. Fertilizer helps your lawn to green up and recover from winter stress. Weed control and crabgrass preventative should also be applied during this step if you are not attempting to grow new grass.

Planting- April and May are great times to plant those new flowers, shrubs, fruit trees, and evergreens. If you’re unsure what to plant you can always contact us. Complete Home Services can help you design and help you plan your landscaping project.

Pruning- If you still need to prune your trees and shrubs it’s best to do this is before growth starts in the spring. The only exception to that rule are spring flowering shrubs. For those you will need to wait until after they finish flowering (mid season May-July) in order to prune them.

Adding color-  Spring is a great time to plant so take a look around your landscape and decide if you can brighten the place up with a few new plants. Did you know that by selecting a few specimens that have interesting color or texture in their foliage you will have a more lasting visual effect in your landscape? We can help you with updating your landscape and we will even put together a free quote once we determine the amount of sunlight affecting that part of your landscape and what type of shrub, tree or flowers would give you the best bang for your buck.

Complete Home Services is happy to assist you with any questions you may have regarding lawn services or to give you a free quote as our goal is to keep your landscape healthy and beautiful for spring.

VistaScapes is a Complete Home Services division providing Landscape Design, Installation, Maintenance, Fertilization, Sod Installation, Turf Seeding, Mulching, Lot Cleanup, Erosion Control and Retaining walls.  Serving Union County Georgia, Fannin County Georgia and Towns County Georgia. For your Home Maintenance needs visit our Complete Home Services website at www.CompleteHomeServicesUSA.com