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Ottawa Landscaping’s Basics of Spring

For your Ottawa lawn care there is no more important time than right now – Spring.  It is now that you set the foundation for your lawn for the months to come – will your Ottawa lawn be strong and healthy or… meh?  If you want lush green lawns over the summer, it is time to start taking care of your Ottawa landscaping now.

Sounds like a hassle, right?   Well using an Ottawa lawn care company like Zoryk’s can relieve you of that hassle. We can manage and maintain your Ottawa lawn and help you have a beautiful lush green yard all season long. If you don’t want or cannot afford season long Ottawa lawn maintenance there are some ala carte Spring Ottawa landscaping services we can provide:

Design
From simple to complex, Zoryk’s can meet your Ottawa landscaping design needs. We use our knowledge of the Ottawa weather to select the most appropriate  plants, shrubs, etc.

Installation
For any Ottawa hardscaping project, engage with Zoryk’s to get your walkways, patio’s, and gardens to a state you will be happy with for years to come.

Mulching
No one likes to mulch, but landscaping your garden is imperative every year to help your plants thrive and make your yard look nice. We can not only mulch but help with weed removal so you can focus on other things.


Spring Cleaning for Your Ottawa Lawn

Spring clean up is upon us and with that and (of course) your lawn requires its own Ottawa landscaping clean up.

Whether you do this on your own or turn to an awesome provider of Ottawa landscaping services like Zoryk’s, you are going to want to get this handled:

Basic Ottawa Lawn Clean Up
Your Ottawa lawn has survived a rough winter – take some time to clear broken branches and debris from your trees and shrubs. Getting rid of dead areas or branches not only allows your healthy horticulture to grow, but it keeps diseases from spreading that may have cause the dead areas of your Ottawa lawn in the first place.

Plants and Weeds
Prune your trees, plants and shrubs from any damage occurring over the winter. How much should you prune?  Prune until you reach healthy stems. Shrubs need sunlight to thrive, so don’t be afraid to cut back layers to let that sunlight in to penetrate deep into your plants.

Dust Off the Mower
For the first mow of the season make sure it is set to a high setting for the first trim. Really what you want to do at this point of the year is encourage your Ottawa lawn to grow.  This trim will also give you (or us) a head start on revealing dead spots to tackle with other Ottawa landscaping methods.

Water, but Not Too Much 
Once your Ottawa lawn is thawed, keep your soil moist a once-a-week watering accompanied by fertilizer to help boost new growth.

Power Wash
The least fun of all tasks might be pressure washing your Ottawa hardscaping. Winter leaves behind general grime that needs to be cleaned off walkways, patios, etc.

For more Ottawa landscaping tips, give us a call and we’d love to come out and see how we can help.


Welcome to Spring, Start Your Ottawa Lawn Care Now

With the arrival of Spring come thoughts of barbeques, boating, NHL playoffs and of course… Ottawa landscaping.  And nothing is as boring, but also imperative, for your Ottawa lawn care spring as aerating and fertilizing. You can schedule with Zoryk’s for help with this as part of comprehensive Ottawa landscaping services or do it on your own. The one catch is if you are aerating as part of your Ottawa lawn care (which you should), my guess is you do not own an aerator – so either call Zoryk’s to save yourself the hassle or go in with neighbors and rent one for a half day at Home Depot.

Aerating is beneficial to do for your Ottawa landscaping the Fall or Spring – and a must.  You are in luck as aerating in the Spring helps your lawn “green up” faster as it allows water to get to your grass’s roots faster and recover from winter dormancy. It seems counter-intuitive that tearing up your lawn with an aerator makes your lawn greener… so how does aerating actually work to help your Ottawa lawn? Aerating facilitates oxygen, water and nutrients to get to your lawn’s roots. This helps your lawn be more durable and strong through summer drought months.

In case you watch sports… you may have seen a commercial or 100 about feeding your lawn, or fertilizing. Not only does fertilizing your lawn improve the short and long term health of your Ottawa yard, many applications include a pre-emergent to prevent crabgrass.

Zoryk’s would love to be your go-to source for all of your Ottawa landscaping needs, freeing you up to enjoy the fun that Ottawa summers provide.