Here We Go Again!

Spring has definitely arrived! We encourage you to spend some time with your hands in the dirt if you haven’t done so already. Gardening is therapeutic and can lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol. If you spend a lot of time in front of a computer, it’s a great way to reconnect to the rhythm of nature.

With that in mind, below is a list of key April tasks.

bleeding heart

photo credit Pacific Horticulture magazine

–  Seed bare or thin patches of lawn and be sure to keep the seed moist until germination. Two applications may be needed if you can’t keep the birds from feasting on your grass seed.

–  Watch for horsetails. Be wary of pulling them, because they’re connected. When one is pulled, it signals to the bunch to grow more. Dana Coggon, Kitsap noxious weed coordinator, recommends the snip and drip methoddripping an herbicide for horsetail control on the cut stem.

– Weed and keep on weeding. Weeds pop up quickly this time of year, especially if you didn’t apply a pre-emergent herbicide to bed areas.
 
Gardening and yard care can feel like work, but the reward is a tidy landscape that you can feel proud of. Happy spring to you!

Thanks for reading our blog.  Northwest Construction & Landscape, LLC is a Kitsap County landscaping company that offers landscaping, decorative concrete and lawn maintenance services to homes and businesses across Kitsap and Pierce counties.