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New Year, New Yard! February 2021 Newsletter

Updated: Feb 9

We trust that everyone had a cozy holiday season. We are gearing up for warmer weather, though it might be a long way off. Many clients have contracts renewing during the next few months, so keep an eye out for a renewal notification in your email.

Don't Wait. Set Your Date!


Days are beginning to get longer, and spring will be here before you know it. Now is the ideal time to set up a consultation with an experienced hardscape professional BEFORE the planting season begins


Remember, it takes time to order and manufacture materials that are essential for that perfect outdoor escape. Our appointment calendars are currently booked through February. Call now for a Spring installation!



Mulch Benefits:

  • Boost curb appeal

  • Hinder weed growth

  • Encourage water retention

  • Insulate roots for extreme temperatures

  • Reduce erosion

Trees and shrubs should have no more than 3 inches of mulch. Never pile mulch against the trunks. It can provide a habitat for destructive pests and fungi.

Organic mulches decompose over time, adding organic matter to your soil. This organic matter aids in water and nutrient retention. [Mulch will need to be replenished from time to time.]




Soil Testing Time!


Soil pH controls nutrient uptake. Most turf grasses require a pH of 6-7 to thrive. However, trees, shrubs, and perennials all have different pH preferences. Consult with us about which plants are right for your soil.


Pruning


Crape Myrtles are often pruned this time of year in such a way that cuts stems back to an arbitrarily chosen height - often dubbed "crape murder". This practice is frowned upon by horticulturalists. It is unnecessary, increases stem decay and encourages suckering.



The best practice when pruning is to aim for a natural look. We start by removing dead, diseased and broken branches. Then we trim branches that cross the center of the plant and any branches that rub against each other.


Time to Shine!

We create gorgeous hardscapes, and our experience with pleasing customers shows!



sales@ kirbylandscaping.com | Ph.: 804-559-5417 | Fax: 804-559-0273 9520

Bird Dog Dr. Mechanicsville, VA 23116