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The Birds and the Bees: Flower Bed and Care in Rhode Island

Homeowners and property owners throughout the local region can benefit greatly from a bout of Rhode Island spring cleaning. This annual clean up can greatly enhance the results that come from regular flower bed planting and care throughout the year. Professional landscape maintenance services can assist in spring lawn care in Rhode Island, helping to encourage growth through soil testing, proper irrigation, overseeding, patching, and fertilization when appropriate. In addition to all of this work, there are some low maintenance solutions that can help to enhance the look and feel of flower beds and lawns alike, and they come from some pretty surprising places.

Attracting Hummingbirds to Your Garden
While many people in the southern states think that hummingbirds are unique to their locale, gardeners in the northeastern states welcome back these wonderful little creatures each year, sometime between late April and early May. One these guys get here after their long journey from the south, they arrive famished and ready to eat. We owe it to these amazing friends to have something ready for them when they get into town.

  • hummingbird feeders – a great way to coax these little guys to your yard; choose from a powdered mix available at pet stores and home improvement centers or a homemade mixture made by dissolving two cups of sugar for every quart of water
  • favorite flowers – another way to attract hummingbirds to your garden is to plant flowers that they really enjoy, such as trumpet vines, columbines, and salvias, as well as other popular plants that have trumpet-shaped flowers
  • flowering bushes – line your yard with flowering bushes; it may take a few seasons for them to grow to the right height, but once they are fully grown, they will attract hummingbirds, bees and other pollinators to your garden with ease

Many of the things that gardeners use to attract hummingbirds as part of Rhode Island spring cleaning and seasonal landscape maintenance services, will also work to attract butterflies and other nectar-eating pollinators. Look up varieties of so-called butterfly flowers and bushes for even more options that can be used to make your yard irresistible to these beautiful and beneficial insects.

Proper Watering is a Must
When you speak with your landscape maintenance services provider about flower bed planting and care in the spring, make sure to talk about watering. If you are signed up for full-service landscaping, your technician will set the timers for your irrigation, based on your specific needs. If you are watering the flower beds yourself, it is important to water plants deep enough to get to the root zone of the plant. Too little water will create short roots that won’t be able to stand up to drought conditions in the summer. Too much water will create soggy roots that will have problems being healthy in other ways.

Working With a Professional
If you want a fuss-free garden for your commercial, retail, corporate or residential property, speak with your landscape maintenance services technician about low maintenance solutions that will provide you with all the looks that you want, without all of the work and extra services that you can’t afford or don’t have room for in the budget. You will get the best of both worlds: professional landscaping and seasonal work like spring lawn care in Rhode Island, coupled with sustainable options that will look great with very little effort.

Contact the team at Eastern Landscaping, Inc. to learn more about all of the landscape maintenance services we provide. Our team of highly trained and experienced technicians has worked with clients all over the local region for many years. From flower bed planting and care to sod and seed solutions for tired lawns, Eastern Landscaping, Inc. can help you to achieve your goals. Give us a call at 401-766-9035 to speak with one of our technicians. In addition to Rhode Island spring cleaning and other seasonal solutions, we also offer hardscaping construction, landscape design, commercial maintenance services, snow removal, and much more. Call today for a NO COST estimate on your next project or to learn more about our professional services.

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