12 Spring Commercial Landscaping Tips for DFW
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Mar 18, 2024 | Blog

Commercial landscaping in the Dallas-Fort Worth area during spring requires careful planning and execution to ensure vibrant and healthy greenery.

 

Here are some commercial landscaping tips tailored for the DFW region:

 

1. Inspect and Clean Up:

Begin by inspecting your property for any winter damage, dead plants or debris. Clean up the area thoroughly, including removing any fallen branches, leaves or debris accumulated over the winter.

 

2. Pruning:

Spring is an excellent time for pruning shrubs and trees to promote healthy growth and shape. Remove dead or damaged branches, and thin out dense areas to improve airflow and sunlight penetration.

 

3. Soil Testing and Amendment:

Test the soil to determine its pH level and nutrient content. Based on the results, amend the soil with organic matter, compost, or fertilizers to ensure optimal conditions for plant growth.

 

4. Mulching:

Apply a fresh layer of mulch around trees, shrubs, and flower beds to conserve moisture, suppress weed growth, and regulate soil temperature. Organic mulches like bark chips or shredded leaves are ideal for North Texas landscapes.

 

5. Irrigation Maintenance:

Check irrigation systems for leaks, clogs or malfunctions. Adjust watering schedules to accommodate changing weather conditions and plant needs as temperatures rise.

 

6. Selecting Native Plants:

Choose native plants and drought-resistant species that thrive in North Texas’ climate. These plants are well-adapted to the local conditions, requiring less water and maintenance while providing habitat for native wildlife.

 

7. Fertilization:

Apply slow-release fertilizers specifically formulated for spring to provide essential nutrients to plants as they enter their active growth phase. Follow manufacturer instructions carefully to avoid over-fertilization.

 

8. Weed Control:

Implement a proactive approach to weed control by regularly removing weeds before they have a chance to establish and spread. Consider using mulch or pre-emergent herbicides to suppress weed growth in flower beds and landscaped areas.

 

9. Pest and Disease Management:

Monitor plants for signs of pests or diseases and take appropriate measures for control. Use integrated pest management strategies, including biological controls and selective pesticides, to minimize environmental impact.

 

10. Seasonal Plantings:

Incorporate seasonal flowers and ornamental plants into the landscape to add color and visual interest. Choose varieties that bloom in spring and are well-suited to North Texas’ growing conditions.

 

11. Lawn Care:

Prepare lawns for the growing season by aerating, dethatching and overseeding as needed. Adjust mower height to the recommended level for warm-season grasses common across DFW, such as Bermuda or Zoysia.

 

12. Regular Maintenance:

If you haven’t made plans already, contact SHINEscapes to schedule regular maintenance including mowing, edging, planting and pruning to keep your landscape looking neat and tidy throughout the spring season.

 

By following these tips, commercial properties in Dallas-Fort Worth can achieve a lush, healthy landscape that enhances curb appeal and creates a welcoming environment for customers, visitors and employees. 

 

Contact SHINEscapes Today 

In need of a trusted services partner to help manage the exterior of your commercial property? SHINEscapes provides businesses across DFW with mowing, trimming, pruning, planting, mulching, irrigation maintenance and more. Contact us today to learn more about our services and to schedule a no-obligation consultation to review your needs.